Calicut, 21, June 2019
Isuzu Motors India, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, launched the much-awaited new V-Cross in Kerala at the inauguration ceremony of its new 3S (Sales, Service & Spares) dealership facility in Calicut – Autocross ISUZU. India’s preferred lifestyle pick-up ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross gets a new avatar by becoming more desirable with its awe-inspiring new design and class-leading features. The all new V-Cross exudes an aggressive, sharp and solid stance with its new front grille and newly designed contours. It comes with 20 new advancements on both exteriors & interiors as well, making it a standout performer on or off-road.
Since its launch in the year 2016, the ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross – the only lifestyle pick-up in the country, has been garnering significant traction amongst Indian customers. It has carved a niche in the utility vehicle segment and many auto experts have articulated it as a ‘Game Changer’ in the Indian automobile space.
The new V-Cross will be available in two trim levels – ‘Standard Grade’ and ‘High Grade’ (Z). The V-Cross now comes with two new exciting colour options – Sapphire Blue and Silky Pearl White apart from Ruby Red, Titanium Silver, Obsidian Grey, Cosmic Black and Splash White. Bookings for the new V-Cross is open at all dealerships across India.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Ken Takashima, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “We are extremely excited to launch the new D-MAX V-Cross on this day that also marks the inauguration of a new 3S facility of our new dealer partner, Autocross ISUZU, in Calicut. The V-Cross is a flagship offering from ISUZU’s global product line-up, offering the best of features in the personal pick-up segment, hitherto not available in the Indian auto space. Kerala continues to be one of the key markets for ISUZU in India and today, we are present in top 3 cities of the state. We will continue to extend our world-class sales and service support to all our customers in the state. I would like to wish the Autocross team the best in their journey with us.”
Mr. Shameem PP, Managing Director, Autocross ISUZU, said, “We are pleased to represent ISUZU in Calicut, as we see a significant potential for the range of ISUZU pick-ups and SUV in the city. As a group, we are extremely customer focussed and look forward to realise the common vision of achieving customer delight with the right products and services.”
Inspired by ‘Cyborg Orca’, the front of the new V-Cross carries a sporty looking grille finely bundled with Bi-LED headlamps and distinctive sharp lines. It is sure to draw a lot of attention to its presence on the road. The fog lamps adorned with Chrome Bezel adds style to its function. The dynamic-looking Diamond Cut 18” alloy wheels housed in flared wheel arches underline its agile stance. Its silhouette is further enhanced with the sporty roof-rails and a new shark-fin antenna. The newly designed side-step adds to the overall appeal and functionality, while the all-black B-pillar lends to the ‘cool’ quotient. The upgraded rear chrome bumper and embedded LED tail-lamps aptly complements the new design lines flowing through the rear.
Taking its spacious car-like interiors to a new level of sophisticated elegance, the new V-Cross comes with sporty full black interiors on both the standard and high-grade (Z) variants. The newly contoured seats are designed to making the ride more enjoyable on or off the road. The High Grade (Z) variant comes with perforated leather seats which provide premium comfort to the occupants. The dual-cockpit design is further enhanced by the contemporary instrument cluster housing the new 3D Design Electroluminescent Meter and Gear Shift Indicator, providing pertinent information to get the best out of the drive. The well-appointed dashboard, centre console and door highlights have an enriched appeal with the piano black garnish. The second row USB charging port enables the rear seat occupants to charge their devices at their own convenience.
A first-in-the-segment, the V-Cross is further enhanced with interesting convenience and safety features such as introduction of PESS (Passive Entry & Start Stop System). The PESS feature allows easy access to the vehicle while adding convenience of starting & stopping the engine at the press of a button. Continuing to provide the best in terms of Safety on the iGRIP platform, the all new V-Cross is equipped with a host of safety features including the seat-belt with pre-tensioner & load limiter, speed sensitive auto door lock, co-driver seat belt reminder, HSA (Hill Start Assist) and HDC (Hill Descent Control), making it a comprehensive and competent lifestyle pick-up in India.
In a nutshell, the new ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross stays true to its DNA and as a game changer set to transform the Indian Lifestyle Pick-up segment once again in its new avatar. A showstopper with its design cues and its legendary capability to challenge the norms, it promises to make heads turn and take your breath away.
V-Cross – the Lifestyle and Adventure Utility Vehicle:
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is the 2nd generation pick-up from ISUZU India’s stable, currently available in overseas markets like Europe, Australia, Thailand and South America. The pick-up is tough and durable, encompassing aggressive styling and a host of safety features. It is backed by ISUZU’s legendary engineering that offers best-in-class efficiency and reliability.
The new V-Cross will be powered by a 134 hp, BSIV compliant, high pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection Diesel Engine, the powertrain is mated to a robust 5 speed Manual Transmission that delivers a maximum torque level of 320 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is equipped with off-roading features like 4WD (shift-on-fly) drive mode, High Ride suspension that offers higher ground clearance, wider track with longer wheel base. The chassis frame is designed with iGRIP feature (Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform) ensures greater stability even at hi-speeds and sharp curves.
The new V-Cross also comes with steering mounted audio controls and a 7” touch screen audio system with USB input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. The optimised door size largely helps in easy ingress and egress. The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross has an edge over many new segment of utility vehicles in India as it offers 5 seats, a large open deck that can carry luggage / equipment to suit the needs of long road trips, adventure trips, vacations etc.
The all new ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is aggressively priced at ₹ 14.84 lakhs* for the Standard Grade Variant and ₹ 17.02 lakhs* for the High Grade (Z) Variant (ex-showroom, Kerala).
The ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross is produced at the Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh.
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Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012. Headquartered in Chennai, the company sells the popular ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross – India’s First Adventure Utility Vehicle and the ISUZU mu-X, premium 7-seater SUV in the personal vehicle segment and variants of ISUZU D-MAX pick-ups for the commercial segment. ISUZU vehicles are known for their reliability and performance around the world. Renowned the world-over, ISUZU vehicles are gaining huge significance in the Indian market as well, thanks to the ‘value proposition’ it offers the customers.
Isuzu Motors India manufactures these products at its new manufacturing plant in Sri City, spread over an area of 107 acres in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The company began its manufacturing operations in April 2016, with strong focus on quality and commitment to Indian market. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Isuzu Motors India is committed to providing products and services of the highest level of quality to ensure customer delight.
The company has dedicated dealer touch-points, conveniently located in 46 locations across the country. For more information on the company, and its products/services, please visit – www.isuzu.in
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