Isuzu launches V-Cross, MU-X and Hi-Lander

Isuzu has finally launched the much-awaited BS6 version of their passenger vehicles. They have launched the Hi-Lander, V-Cross and the MU-X in the Indian market. The Japanese manufacturer is quite late in updating their vehicles to the BS6 emission norms. However, they are the only ones who have managed to make their lifestyle pick-up trucks a success in the Indian market.

The D-Max V-Cross now has a more affordable trim known as the Hi-Lander. The Hi-Lander has been priced at Rs. 16.98 lakhs ex-showroom. It is available as an S-Cab and a D-Max. The D-Max is for the two-door version whereas the S-Cab is the four-door version.

It comes with a fair amount of equipment. You get air conditioning with heater, tubeless tyres with steel rims, all four power windows, 60:40 split seats, central locking system, rear parking sensors, high-mounted stop lamp, fabric seats and a lot more.

Then there is the Z variant that comes with B-projector LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED tail lamps, roof rails, Passive Entry and Start System, 6-way adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear defogger, rear parking camera with sensors and much more.

For safety, there are dual airbags, engine immobiliser, Brake Override System and ABS with EBD. The Z variant’s price starts at Rs. 19.98 lakhs ex-showroom.

Then there is the Z Prestige variant that adds anti-pinch windows, upgraded roof-mounted speakers, 6-way electric adjustment for the driver seat, cruise control, shift on the fly four-wheel drive with high torque mode and front fog lamps. The Z Prestige also offers more safety equipment such as a transfer case protector, roof length airbags, side airbags, hill descent control, hill start assist, stability control and traction control. The Z Prestige starts at Rs. Rs 24.49 lakhs ex-showroom.

All the variants of the V-Cross are now offered with a 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine that produces 163 hp of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The four-wheel-drive variants will also come with a shift-on-the-fly system with a high torque mode. This engine was also available previously but it used to produce less power and torque at 150 hp and 350 Nm. Earlier, there was also a 2.5-litre diesel engine available that produced 134 PS of power and 320 Nm of peak torque. This engine will no longer be offered because it does not comply with the BS6 emission norms.

Isuzu has also announced the MU-X full-size SUV with 7-seats. It will be going against the MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. It has been priced at Rs. 33.23 lakhs ex-showroom for the two-wheel-drive AT variant while the four-wheel-drive AT variant is priced at Rs. 35.19 lakhs ex-showroom. It continues to come with a 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 177 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 380 Nm. It comes with a two-high, four-high, four-low range with the shift-on-fly operation. The design language is pretty much the same as the V-Cross. It comes with the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, traction control, cruise control, Bi-LED headlamps and a lot more.