After a year from its biggest update, the Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors Ltd has finally given its models – the MU-X and the V-Cross a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This new 9-inch touchscreen unit comes equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and will be replacing the old and outdated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This upgrade will enhance the comfort and convenience of the driver and passengers.
Last year, Isuzu launched the V-Cross and the MU-X with BS-6 compliance in the Indian market. It also introduced a more affordable trim known as the Hi-Lander for the D-Max V-Cross at Rs. 16.98 lakhs ex-showroom. The Hi-lander comes equipped with a fair amount of equipment and the list includes air conditioning with heater, tubeless tyres with steel rims, all four power windows, 60:40 split seats, a central locking system, rear parking sensors, high-mounted stop lamp, fabric seats and a few more features.
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The company also offers a 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, rear defogger, rear parking camera with sensors and much more. For safety, the Z variant is also offered with dual airbags, engine immobiliser, Brake Override System and ABS with EBD. The Z variant’s price starts at Rs. 19.98 lakhs ex-showroom.
The V-Cross also comes in 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.
The V-Cross’ entire range of variants is offered with a 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine producing 163 horsepower and 360 Nm of peak torque. The four-wheel-drive models also include an on-the-fly shift mechanism with a high torque mode. The same engine was also available before, although it produced less power and torque at 150 hp and 350 Nm. Previously, it also came with a 2.5-litre diesel engine with 134 PS of power and 320 Nm of peak torque.
Isuzu also announced the same upgrade for the MU-X full-size SUV with 7-seats. The model stacks up against the MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. It is 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 traction control, cruise control, Bi-LED headlamps and a lot more creature comforts.
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