Planning To Buy The New Isuzu D-Max V-Cross? Here Are Some Pros And Cons
- The 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has been launched in three variants.
- It gets the updated 1.9-litre, four-cylinder BS6 compliant engine.
- It surprises you with its body manners, given its weight and proportions.
The new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross BS6 went on sale in India in May this year and this time around it comes with a single powertrain option. The upgraded Isuzu V-Cross 1.9 was launched in India in 2019 when it replaced the 2.5-litre engine in top-end variants, but soon was shelved due to the BS6 transition. Finally after a long wait, the BS6 transition happened even for the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross earlier this year. If you considering to buy the 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, here are few pros and cons you should know.
Also Read: 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross BS6 Review: The Gentle Giant
- Daunting Looks: we have always loved the daunting and intimidating demeanour of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. Yes! The next-generation V-Cross looks more angular but the current one in our market looks truly handsome and builds up on that lifestyle pick-up SUV looks. It also gets gets bi-LED projector lens headlamps, LED DRLs and LED taillights.
- Road Presence: The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is over 5.2 metres long and has a almost 3 metres wide. It really grabs eyeballs on the road and makes its presence felt.
- Updated Engine: The biggest update on the Isuzu D-Max range is the BS6 compliant 1.9-litre diesel engine that develops 161 bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque. The engine has seen an increase of 12 bhp and 10 Nm in peak torque and is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
- Hardcore Off-Roader: The shift-on-fly four-wheel-drive (4x4) system on the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is very dependable and you really don't think twice before taking on the most treacherous of terrains in this one.
- Utilitarian: The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross also comes in very handy as a workhorse or when you got to move some heavy goods and shift places. The bed at the rear can be loaded up to 215 kg which is its prescribed limit and can accommodate quite a lot.
- Expensive Proposition: Prices for the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross start at Rs. 19.98 lakh for the base Z A/T 2WD variant going up to Rs. 24.49 lakh for the range-topping Z Prestige A/T 4x4 variant.
- Cabin: On the inside, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross misses out on quite a few creature comforts and connectivity options like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, in-built navigation, soft-touch upholstery, ambient lighting and rear air con vents to name a few. The rear seat too isn't very comfortable for a long distance travel. That said, you do get basic features like automatic climate control, cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, electrically adjustable driver's seat, 8-speaker audio system with roof-mounted speakers, six airbags, hill descent control, and hill start assist among others.
- No Rear Disc Brake: It only gets disc brakes at the front while at the rear there are drum brakes as standard. We felt that brakes bites could have been better and an SUV that weigh over 2 tonnes and has such a large footprint should get disc brakes at all corners as standard.