2019 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will gain a number of cosmetic and interior updated alongside a new 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine
Isuzu Motors is currently testing the facelifted version of the D-Max V-Cross pickup truck in India and is expected to go on sale in the coming months. Just a few weeks ago, the new D-Max V-Cross was spotted running trials and here we have a new set of images denoting the upcoming changes.
The pictures we have got here are of the rear profile as the 2019 D-Max V-Cross will come with newly designed tail lamps and new lighting signature for the brake lamps. Elsewhere on the outside, the lifestyle pickup truck gains new projector headlamps that replace the halogen units, revised front grille and bumper up front and rear, and newly designed multi-spoke alloy wheels enhancing the overall appeal.
While we do not have the interior spy shots, it is nearly certain that the interior will also get its share of updates. The changes will include a new two-tone colour theme replacing the rather underwhelming brown and black scheme. While the basic design layout of the dashboard and centre console is retained, the use of new materials and trims has resulted in more upscale presence.
For instance, the silver trim makes way for piano black finish on the dash, doors, and middle console while the updated infotainment is a seven-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provision. The seats will get leather upholstery on the top-end variants and the multi-functional steering wheel is expected to be wrapped in leather as well.
This time around, the Japanese manufacturer will bring in significant mechanical updates to make the D-Max V-Cross more appealing for customers. The 2.2-litre diesel engine will be taken out of the equation and in its place, a brand new smaller 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine will be present.
It develops a maximum power output of 162 bhp and 360 Nm – 30 bhp and 40 Nm increase compared to the outgoing motor. It will also help in meeting stricter emission standards and will be mated to either a new six-speed manual (replacing the current five-speed MT) or an automatic transmission.