Isuzu D-Max V-Cross bags the “Lifestyle Vehicle of the year“ at 9th BBC TopGear Awards

New Delhi, 27 January, 2017

 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, India’s first adventure Utility Vehicle was awarded the “Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award” at the 9th BBC TopGear Awards held in Mumbai. Mr. Hitoshi Kono, Deputy Managing Director and Capt. Shankar Srinivas, Head – Communications, PR & External Affairs, Isuzu Motors India received the prestigious award on behalf of the company in the presence of key dignitaries and industry personalities of the automobile sector. Recently, Isuzu D-Max V-Cross won the “Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award” at the 17th CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards as well.


The Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross (4×4) is India’s First Adventure Utility Vehicle – a premium lifestyle pickup with a capable 4WD that makes it a strong combination of an SUV and an off-roader. With its globally proven off-roading capability, premium SUV styling, features and practicality of the utility deck, the V-Cross meets the changing aspirations of Indians who have been increasingly adapting to better lifestyle and willing to explore other dimensions of their lives. The vehicle is also a very good match for those individuals who want to showcase their individuality in urban settings and stand out from the current crowd of SUV owners in the market. The V-Cross can be customized and accessorized to the requirement of every individual buyer- be it the adventurous off-roader or the urban buyer seeking a high style quotient; a value proposition that is unique to this AUV.


Speaking on the recognition to Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, Mr. Hitoshi Kono, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India said, “We, at Isuzu Motors India, are extremely happy and honoured to receive these awards. These recognitions reflect consumers’ as well industry’s growing faith towards Isuzu Motors in India. They will also reinforce our commitment in offering world-class solutions to customers in India.” 


Both, BBC TopGear and CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards are the most coveted automotive awards in the country. The jury for these awards comprised of highly regarded automotive experts and passionate enthusiasts.


About Isuzu Motors (India)


Isuzu Motors Limited, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan is a global manufacturer of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, utility vehicles and diesel engines. With operations in 25 countries, selling in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company is a leader in pick-ups and commercial vehicles in many markets. The company manufactures and sells over 6 lakh units annually, across the world.


Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012. ISUZU inaugurated its state of the art manufacturing plant in Sri City, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh in April 2016. Spread over an area of 107 acres, the plant manufactures the new range of ISUZU D-MAX pickups and the V-Cross Adventure Utility Vehicle with a high level of localization in India. The initial production capacity of the manufacturing plant is 50,000 units per annum, which can be scaled up to 120,000 units in future.


The company has dedicated dealer outlets, strategically located in 27 locations across the country. Visit for more information.