Isuzu D-Max V-Cross range of pickup trucks with 3-litre engine launched in Malaysia
Isuzu Malaysia has launched new D-Max V-Cross range of pickup trucks that house 3.0 litre engines. This V-Cross models are based on second generation D-Max pickups, launched in Malaysia in May 2013. The first generation D-Max debuted there in 2003.
V-Cross variants are powered by 3.0 litre 4JJ1-TCX diesel engine with VGS (Variable Geometry System) turbocharger. This mill churns out 177 PS max. power at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm peak torque between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm.
Usual variants of Isuzu D-Max pickup are pushed by 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine with VGS turbocharger. Max. power produced is 138 PS at 3,600 rpm and peak torque generated is 320 Nm between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm.
Hence, new V-Cross range of D-Max packs about 39 PS and 80 Nm more power and torque respectively than the regular models. The 2.5 litre variants come in various trims with 4×2 manual transmission and 4×4 manual & automatic transmission. New 3.0 litre V-Cross versions come only in 4×4 configurations with manual as well as auto shifters.
Notable exterior features are front fog lamps, roof rails, 17 inch alloy wheels, door wing mirrors with chrome cap, ORVM integrated LED turn indicators, side steps, berliner and reverse assist sensors. Top end V-Cross pickup come finished in Venetian Orange Mica, different alloy wheels, grey coated front grille, front bumper guard, side steps and side body cladding and matte black roof rails.
Other functional features include speed triggered automatic door locks, variable intermittent wipers, rear demister and automatic air conditioner. Interiors of top spec Isuzu D-Max V-Cross get Italian premium leather seats, special carpet mats and 6.2 inch multimedia screen with reverse camera feed.
Safety equipments of new D-Max V-Cross pickup include Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), dual front airbags, Isofix compatible seats (child car seat mount), immobiliser with burglar alarm and five seat belts (three-point).
Slated to start selling from this weekend, price of Isuzu D-Max Double Cab V-Cross starts from RM98,508 (Rs. 18,35,595 approx.) to RM115,208 (Rs. 21,46,782 approx.). The 2.5 litre variants are priced between RM60,411 (Rs. 11,25,697 approx.) and RM97,871 (Rs. 18,23,725 approx.)
Via – paultan.org