Just when people started noticing both the Isuzu V-Cross and MU-X as a decent option, the Japanese brand had to axe them off due to the stringent emission norms. Again, discontinuing them was a need but not updating them for so long was eventually a choice. Better late than never, the carmaker has decided to relaunch them with BS6 compliant engines on 10th May.

Interestingly, Isuzu has decided to return will a full-blown plan. As a result, they will be introducing a low-end variant of D-Max V-Cross named Hi-Lander. But then, what all other updates can we expect from the older UVs? Well, straightaway heading to answer that.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Isuzu has decided to launch the BS6 V-Cross and MU-X on 10th May 2021.
  • The Japanese carmaker is ready to introduce a lower variant of V-Cross called Hi-Lander. 
  • Updated V-Cross will only get a 1.9-litre diesel motor that produces 163HP.

BS6 Isuzu V-Cross

The exact details about both the utility vehicles will be revealed on the day of their launch. For now, we expect V-Cross to carry the same design language as the pre-updated model. Interestingly, the carmaker might discontinue the 2.5-litre diesel motor. Instead, a 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine that was earlier available on the top-end variant will now power the entire range. Talking in numbers, this motor now churns out 163HP and 360Nm of peak torque while being mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

In terms of features, the updated pickup truck will be available with automatic climate control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual airbags and LED projector headlamps among others. Other features such as multiple airbags, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, etc. will be available on the top-end variant. Likewise, the all-new Hi-Lander will get the basic features to act as an entry-level variant.

2021 Isuzu MU-X

BS6 Isuzu MU-X

Image Source: Isuzu.in

Just like the V-Cross , even the updated Isuzu MU-X will retain its old design language. To be precise, it will be available with a large chrome grille, projector headlamps with DRLs, wide air dam and fog lamps among others. The side profile of the upcoming SUV will feature roof rails, large wheel arches and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Nobody will be surprised if Isuzu discontinues the old 3.0-litre diesel engine. Infact, we think that the MU-X will now be available with the same 1.9-litre turbo diesel motor that that was earlier discussed for the V-Cross range.

Inside the cabin, it will get  a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, multifunctional steering wheels and analogue instrument cluster to name a few.

Alternatives

Currently, there are no direct rivals to the D-Max V-Cross. However, the 2021 Isuzu MU-X is ready to compete against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and MG Gloster. Want to learn more about the Fortuner? Give it a look down below.

Toyota Fortuner

2021-Toyota-Fortuner-Facelift-launch-on-6th-January
Image Source: autoX

Toyota has recently launched the 2021 Toyota Fortuner that looks absolutely stunning with multiple updates. Under the hood, the updated SUV still gets a 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine. However, this time, the diesel motor has received a different tuning. Coming to features, the 2021 Fortuner comes with electronic differential lock, wireless charging pad and ventilated seats among others.

Specifications

Toyota Fortuner
Engine 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol

2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

Power 163.60BHP (Petrol)

201.15BHP (Turbo Diesel)

Torque 245Nm (Petrol)

500Nm (Turbo Diesel)

Key Highlights Electronic differential lock

Wireless charging pad

Ventilated seats

11-speaker JBL surround sound system

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.30.34 Lakhs to Rs.38.30 Lakhs

contributor

Automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.