Isuzu India launches personal Pickup vehicles powered by an all-new 1.9L Ddi engine. The company added an all-new model ISUZU Hi-Lander and a new V-Cross Z AT. The company also launched the BS-VI compliant mu-X models alongside. With the addition of these new vehicles, Isuzu Motors India now offers a comprehensive range of Personal Pick-up vehicles and SUV including the V-Cross Z Prestige (4WD / AT), V-Cross Z (4WD / MT), V-Cross Z (2WD / AT), Hi-Lander (2WD / MT) and the mu-X (4WD / AT & 2WD / AT).
The vehicles will be available in the new colors - Nautilus Blue, Spinel Red and Galena Grey, in addition to the existing premium Silky Pearl White, Solid White, Cosmic Black, Sapphire Blue, and Titanium Silver. It will be available with the price of ₹19,98,000 (Ex-Showroom Chennai) for V-Cross Z (2WD / AT) and ₹16,98,000 (Ex-Showroom Chennai) for Hi-Lander (2WD / MT) on limited stock.
The BS-VI range comes with a 1.9 Litre Ddi engine producing a power of 120 kW / 163 PS and a peak torque of 360 Nm @ 2000-2500 rpm. The vehicles are equipped with Variable Geometric Turbocharger with a position sensor that allows effective fuel burn. An effective set of After-Treatment Devices including LNT (Lean NOx Trap), DPD (Diesel Particular Diffuser) and A-SCR (Active Selective Catalyst Reduction) enable the vehicles to effectively manage the treatment of the exhaust gases and particulate matter. This is further assisted with an electronically controlled Hot & Cold EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system for optimal treatment management.
The new 6-speed manual transmission introduced in the BS-VI range is a first-in-category feature in the Pickup vehicle segment. Further highlights include new headlamps design, grey outside rear-view mirrors, body-coloured door handles, 16-inch wheels sporting stylish wheel covers and Chrome Tailgate handle. The AC system can be adjusted with the three dials on the centre console. The Hi-Lander is equipped with Parking Sensors mounted on the rear bumper.
The vehicles come with iGRIP platform (Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform) and are loaded with safety features including BOS (Brake Override System) which cuts power to the engine in case of panic braking (when the brake and accelerator pedals are being depressed at the same time). It comes with a height-adjustable seat belt with pre-tensioner & load limiter, speed-sensitive auto door lock, co-driver seat belt reminder, front and rear crumple zones, airbags, cross-car front beam, door side intrusion, collapsible steering column, and underbody steel protection for the drivetrain. The V-Cross Z Prestige variant has ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS (Traction Control System) and HDC (Hill Descent Control). Also, they shall have a 4-Channel, 4-Sensor ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) which avoids wheel locking.
The V-Cross Z Prestige and V-Cross Z Variants comes equipped with Bi-LED Auto-Levelling Projector head-lights giving 50% longer & wider beam throw, Shark-Fin Antenna with Gun-Metal Finish, 18-inch alloy wheels and a side step. A first-in-the-segment, the V-Cross has PESS (Passive Entry & Start Stop System) for convenience and safety. The PESS feature allows easy access to the vehicle while adding convenience of starting & stopping the engine at the press of a button. The V-Cross variants also come with steering mounted audio controls and a 7” touch screen audio system with USB input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.