2020 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with several notable cosmetic and interior changes in its new avatar
Back in November 2019, Isuzu unveiled the new generation D-Max V-Cross and is expected to make its domestic debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February before going on sale later that year. The D-Max is sold across several parts of the Asian continent in multiple configurations and Isuzu has made notable revisions to showcase its seriousness in garnering volumes with the D-Max range.
As for the exterior, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with cosmetic and feature updates including LED projector headlamps, new front bumper creases housing the fog lamps and turn signals, new radiator grille section, newly designed alloy wheels, revised LED tail lamps and so on. The overall rugged stance of the pickup truck remains the same and we would not argue against it.
The dimensions have indeed grown as the new D-Max has longer wheelbase length than the existing model while the height has been reduced along with the kerb weight. The Japanese manufacturer has introduced structural changes as well to comply with stricter safety standards prevailing in countries like Thailand with the inclusion of advanced driver-assistive and safety features.
The interior gains a new nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, updated dashboard and centre console. The automatic climate control system has been redesigned this time around and is operable through buttons. The updated instrumentation gets a new digital multi-info display as well.
Technologies such as Blind Spot Monitoring system and Cross Traffic Alert are also part of the package. In markets like Thailand, the new generation D-Max is retailed with 1.9-litre diesel and 3.0-litre diesel engines. The former is already available in India and it develops 150 horsepower and 350 Nm here while the latter generates 190 horsepower and 450 Nm.
Transmission duties are handled by a standard six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic with rear- and four-wheel-drive options. Isuzu could use the opportunity at the 2020 Auto Expo to garner response from the audience and potential customers before commercially launching the new pickup truck.