Isuzu India has launched the previous generations of MU-X and D Max V Cross for MY 2021
Isuzu India has launched the BS6 versions of the popular D Max V Cross and MUX models in India. The all new V Cross starts from INR 16.98 lakh (Ex. showroom) and MUX from 32.23 lakh. The Isuzu D max VCross and MUX had both been discontinued back in April 2020, as part of the BS6 transition. However, it is surprising that Isuzu India has chosen to continue with the previous generations of these nameplates for 2021 as well.
The D Max V Cross and MU-X had both recently gotten generation updates globally. The current generations on sale in the global markets are much more desirable and better than their predecessors. These were hoped to hit the Indian shores along with the BS6 transition, which has not happened sadly.
The D Max V Cross BS6
Isuzu India had kick started their BS6 run in the country by launching the D Max BS6 in October 2020. Now, the much adored sibling of the D Max pick up has also arrived with a BS6 compliant powerhouse. Isuzu DMax VCross has got a new entry-spec variant for 2021- the Isuzu D Max Hi Lander. Thus, the D Max lifestyle pickup can now be had in a total of three forms- Isuzu Hi lander, Isuzu DMax V-Cross Z and V-Cross Z Prestige.
2021 D Max V Cross, Hi Lander Specifications
All the three variants are powered by the same BS6 compliant engine. The 1.9L four cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine now makes 163hp and 360Nm, marking hikes of 13hp and 10 Nm over its BS4 counterpart. The Highlander guise gets a 6 speed manual transmission alone, while the others have 6 AT as an option as well. Also the Isuzu Hi lander is front wheel driven while the V Cross trims get 4WD.
Isuzu Hi-lander Features
The price tag of 16.98 lakh makes the Isuzu Highlander the cheapest Isuzu lifestyle pickup one could buy in India. However, it packs a decent array of equipment and features, even at this price. The Highlander variant gets 16 inch wheels with wheel covers, 6 way adjust function for the drver’s seat, 60:40 foldable rear seats, analogue-digital combination cluster, USB charging ports at the front, manual AC with rear vents, and power operated windows for all the four doors.
There are also safety equipment on offer like dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX anchors on the Hi Lander.
D Max V Cross Range Features
The actual Isuzu V Cross 2021 range starts at INR 19.98 lakh (D Max V Cross Z ). The V Cross Z packs features like auto levelling LED projector headlamps, 18 inch alloys, keyless entry, automatic AC, 7.0 inch infotainment unit, steering mounted audio controls, rear view camera and the like.
The fully loaded D Max V Cross Z Prestige trim gets added equipment like side and curtain airbags, ESC, traction control, hill-descent control, shift-on-the-fly 4WD, leather seats, 8 speaker audio system, powered driver’s seat and cruise control. The V Cross Z Prestige is priced at INR 24.49 lakh ( ex showroom).
|Variant||Ex showroom Price (lakh)|
|V Cross Z||19.98-20.98|
|V Cross Z Prestige||24.49|
2021 Isuzu MU-X
The MUX has been Isuzu’s answer to the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the MG Gloster. The good looking SUV has now been brought back with a BS6 compliant engine. It shares the same 1.9L diesel engine as the D Max V Cross. The 163 hp engine gets just a 6 speed automatic gearbox on the MUX. The SUV continues to come in 4×2 and 4×4 variants. Both these trims get the same array of features, and differ in terms of the 4WD system alone. LED headlights, power adjustable driver seat, powered second and third rows, 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment unit, cruise control are all parts of the feature list on the new MUX as well.