Isuzu aiming bigger market share in Indian CV market with D-Max V-Cross Spark; could get power from 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine
Isuzu is preparing to launch a new variant of the D-Max in the Indian market that will be christened as D-Max V-Cross Spark. This vehicle is expected to be sold as an open chassis model and customers can opt for an enclosed loading bay at an extra price. With this vehicle, Isuzu is aiming to grab greater market share in the domestic commercial vehicle space.
Upon arrival, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Spark will lock horns with rivals like Tata Yodha and Mahindra Bolero pickup. We reported about this vehicle during mid November and now the model has been spied again with a load carrier fuelling speculation about its launch anytime in near future.
Isuzu is likely to price it competitively to lure the buyers. It is expected to be powered by a small but powerful 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that will be capable of churning out 148 bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. In contrast, the 2.5-litre engine of D-Max V-Cross is capable of pumping out 134 bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque.
On the transmission front, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Spark is likely to come with the same 5-speed manual gearbox that works in the D-Max V-Cross. Expect the powertrain to return generous fuel efficiency. It is likely to arrive with a Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) layout along with an AWD as well. However, the brand is yet to reveal such details officially.
In the latest spyshots, interior of the vehicle has been revealed as well. It appears that Isuzu has kept the cabin practical and minimalist. There will be an all-black paint scheme, integrated headrests and rotary dials. Don’t expect a fancy touchscreen infotainment system to be there.
Speaking about its pricing, the current Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup is priced at Rs. 14.32 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Expect the upcoming variant to be priced at around Rs. 7 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), as this will help the model to be competitive against its rivals.
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Spark Images
Source: Auto NDTV