Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the only successful pick-up truck in India. It has been a preferred choice of wheels for many and it is quite common on the city roads of India. The brute looking pick-up truck is all set to get a facelift and it has been officially unveiled in Thailand before the launch in the Indian market. The design and the updates of the Isuzu V-Cross seen in the Thailand model are expected to remain the same for the Indian market too.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and this is the first time the vehicle has received a major update in the last 8 years. The pick-up now looks bolder and more intimidating on the roads, especially because of its updated front-end. The new V-Cross now receives a bigger grille, which is now all-black in shade. It makes the V-Cross look badass. The pick-up truck now also receives new headlamps that get daytime running lamps and projector headlamps. The headlamps are smaller in size and add an angry look to the face. The bumper gets double-decker slots that house the turn indicators and the foglamps. Even the new bumper with a broader skid plate makes the V-Cross look much more imposing than ever.
It is not only the front-end that has received the changes, there are ample changes that have been done to the sides of the vehicle but the overall profile of the pick-up remains the same. At the rear, the tailgate is newly designed and it gets beautiful looking all-LED tail lamps. The dual-slot tail lamps look classy and premium.
The cabin has also received a major makeover and it is a big leap from the current version of the pick-up truck. The new V-Cross receives a huge 9.0-inch infotainment screen that takes the centre stage of the dashboard. It is capable to connect to the smartphones through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, the instrument cluster of the vehicle gets a 4.2-inch information screen and a digital speedometer in the middle. All modern-day features like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and heigh-and-reach adjustable steering wheel. It also gets a keyless entry with push-button start. The infotainment system plays through the eight-speaker set-up, which is likely to be available with the top-end variants only.
It also gets an all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It is a four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 175 PS and a massive 450 Nm of peak torque. However, it is possible that Isuzu will continue to offer the 1.9-litre diesel engine for the Indian market to keep the vehicle within the reach of the mass-segment buyers.