Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. has announced a hike in prices of the D-Max range of pick-ups from September 2018. Pricing will be higher by 2-3% and will be across all variants of D-Max Regular Cab, D-Max S-Cab and D-Max V-Cross resulting in a price increase of INR 20,000-50,000.
The D-Max range in India is sold as commercial vehicles with the S-Cab and Regular Cab versions and as passenger vehicles in two variants – V-Cross priced at Rs 14.32 lakhs and V-Cross High priced at Rs 15.82 lakhs. However, higher input and distribution costs have made it necessary to increase prices.
D-Max S-Cab and Regular Cab are powered by 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine offering 78 hp power and 176 Nm torque.
The V-Cross gets an updated version of the same engine tweaked to offer 134 hp power and 320 Nm torque while all models get a 5 speed manual. Commercial models are rear wheel drive while the V-Cross is a four wheel drive.
Isuzu Motors has also planned the third generation 2020 Isuzu D-Max which will share its platform with the Mazda BT-50 but will boast of a completely new design. The third generation models will be powered by the same 3.0 liter diesel engine as seen on its current counterpart which will produce 174 hp power and 430 Nm torque mated to an automatic transmission. It will get front wheel and all wheel drive options.
Isuzu India, which has its manufacturing base in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh has dealer outlets in 35 locations across the country. The company has recently announced cricketer Jonty Rhodes as the company’s ambassador for D-Max V-Cross. The company also recently rolled out its 10,000 vehicle from its Sri City plant ever since production commenced in April 2016.