India-Bound Isuzu V-Cross Facelift Showcased At 2019 BIMS

India-Bound Isuzu V-Cross Facelift Showcased At 2019 BIMS-7

Isuzu is expected to launch the facelifted D-Max V-Cross in the later part of this year or in early 2020 with a brand new powertrain

Isuzu has a compelling presence in the Southeast Asian markets with pickup trucks at the heart of its sales volume. So, it was only fitting to introduce the facelifted D-Max V-Cross at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show before making its market debut there and across other countries in the territory.

The Japanese manufacturer will eventually bring in the facelifted model to India as before the global debut it was spied near Pune perhaps undergoing ARAI homologation testing. With the deadline of BSVI emission regulations just around a year away, Isuzu has to respond with a cleaner powertrain choice.

In India, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is currently powered by a 2.5-litre high-pressure CRDI (Common Rail Fuel Injection Diesel) engine, which is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 134 hp and 320 Nm of peak torque delivered between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm.

India-Bound Isuzu V-Cross Facelift Showcased At 2019 BIMS-4

It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission and comes equipped with a 4WD (shift-on-fly) drive mode. The powertrain could make way for a brand new 1.9-litre VGS turbocharged diesel mill that is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission in Thailand.

It produces 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. We will have to wait and see if Isuzu will offer the automatic variant on the 4WD configuration as in the United Kingdom. The lifestyle pickup truck segment has not produced any big rivals for the V-Cross and it could soldier on with decent sales as in the existing scenario.

India-Bound Isuzu V-Cross Facelift Showcased At 2019 BIMS-6

The facelifted V-Cross has received a raft of visual changes including a revised front fascia with a redesigned grille and bumper section while the rear end largely remains the same. A set of bigger 18-inch wheels could be offered in India as well. The features list comprises of Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, cruise control, six-way power adjustable driver seat, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED tail lamps, passive keyless entry with push-button start/stop, etc.

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