Isuzu had to discontinue all of their cars in India until March of 2020 as none of their cars met BS6 norms. That coupled with the COVID 19 crisis, lockdown and stuff, the launch of vehicles that met BS6 took some time to launch in India. But finally in Oct of 2020, Isuzu did launch their first BS6 vehicle which was the D-Max and the S-Cab.
Both the D-Max and and the S-Cab are pick up trucks that were launched from Rs 7.84 lakh onwards (Ex-Showroom). Unfortunately, in Jan of this year, the prices were increased by Rs 10k, and now, gain in March of 2021, Isuzu has announced that the prices will be increased yet again. This time, however the prices would be increased by Rs 1 lakh which is quite a lot of money. This new price change will be taking effect from the 1st April of this year.
Alonside this, Isuzu is also planning to bring back the V-Cross in India. However, Isuzu won’t be bringing in the third generation pick-up truck in the near future. Instead of which, they would be planning to continue with the second generation V-Cross for the Indian market.
Isuzu offered the V-Cross with 2 different diesel engine options, one with a 2.5L diesel and the other one with a 1.9 litre diesel motor. Whereas the larger engine came with a Manual Transmission and the 1.9 litre diesel came to a AT setup.
There isn’t much info on the price, but we expect the pricing of the V Cross to go up a by a little, due to the BS6 upgrade. The pricing should most probably be around the Rs. 20 lakh mark. In the pre BS 6 period, the base variant of the V-Cross was priced at Rs. 16.5 lakhs while the first in class Z Prestige trim was priced at Rs. 19.9 lakhs (ex-showroom price). Because of its exceptional suggestion, the V Cross doesn’t see many direct adversaries in the Indian market.