India’s meanest Isuzu V-Cross gets modified further to become a bigger BEAST

Remember this V-Cross? Well, we featured it a couple of months ago, and now, it’s got meaner looks with more mods. The front end now gets a brand new bumper that adds so much character to this ride, and looks very unique. We’ve not seen such a bumper design on any V-Cross in India, leave alone a lifted one like this. Full credit to Grid7 Customs of Kochi, who’ve customized this ride, and of course the owner of this vehicle, photographer Abin Abraham.

Coming to the other changes on this vehicle, it features  a 6 inch suspension, which gives it immense street presence. This thing simply towers over every other car, or for that matter SUV, on the road. The list of modifications apart from the 6 inch suspension lift include and off road bumper and snorkel up front. These changes add the much needed mean-ness to go with the increase in ride height.


The truck rides on monstrous 305 /70 section Cooper all terrain tyres, shod on 16 inch Lenso Zeus Camel rims. The fenders have been custom-built to accommodate the extra width of the tyres. Other changes include top-spec PIAA LED Auxiliary Lamps, light bars, aftermarket LED Tail Lamps, Aeroklas Bed Liner and a chrome delete package for that all-black look.

The stock V-Cross gets a 2.5 liter common rail, turbo diesel engine with 134 Bhp-320 Nm on tap. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard and so is a 4 wheel drive transfer case with low and high ranges. Remaps that push up outputs to 200 Bhp-480 Nm are available although this particular example doesn’t seem to be running one.

Even in stock form, the V-Cross is supremely capable both on and off road. Here’s a pick up truck that’ll give luxury SUVs a run for the money with a top speed of nearly 180 Kph. If that’s not impressive enough, how about the o-100 Kph sprint dispatched in a little over 12 seconds?