The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has become quite a popular vehicle in India since its launch. It is especially popular with off-road enthusiasts and is the first non-commercial pickup truck in the country to have registered confident sales number continuously. In order to beat the market slowdown and clear inventories for the upcoming new facelift of the D-Max V-Cross, the vehicle is being sold with massive discounts by dealers right now. According to a report by Autocar India, certain dealers are offering over Rs 3 lakh to 5 lakh off on the D-Max V-Cross while the MU-X is being offered with discounts over Rs 5 lakh.
A discount of Rs. 5 lakh is no small deal as it is enough money to buy a small hatchback like the Maruti Suzuki Swift. To let you know, the base LXi variant of the Swift costs Rs. 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Talking about the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and the MU-X, both have prices starting from Rs. 15.32 lakh and Rs 27.35 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi). With a maximum discount of Rs. 5 lakh applied, both the vehicles become quite a steal, especially the D-Max V-Cross.
Before you draw out your chequebooks, let us tell you something more. The discounts offered on the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup truck are available on select colours. The D-Max V-Cross’s black colour option has already been sold out while other shades like white, silver, brown or dark red are still available. Also, the discount offers vary dealer-wise. As for the reasons why these discounts are being dished out, it is being done in order to clear the existing stock of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and make way for the new facelifted model. The Japanese carmaker will soon introduce an automatic version of the pickup truck that will be equipped with more powerful BS6 compliant 1.9L, four-cylinder engine.
The upcoming new D-Max V-Cross will sport a new exterior design along with changes on the interiors but the biggest change will come in the form of engine. Isuzu will offer the new 1.9-litre diesel engine with the upcoming V-Cross. The engine is Euro VI compliant and the upcoming BS VI standards. The engine produces a maximum power of 164 PS and peak torque of 360 Nm. For the first time, Isuzu will also offer a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Currently, the vehicle gets powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 134 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission only. There is a 4X4 transfer case from Borg Warner with shift-on-the-fly feature for low range and high range