The BS6 Isuzu V-Cross has finally been launched in India, with the range starting at Rs 16.98 lakh, and going all the way up to Rs 24.49 lakh. Since well before the BS6 emission norms came into effect in April 2020, Isuzu had no vehicles on sale in India, as the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its launch plans. Its commercial models " the D-Max and S-Cab " were relaunched in BS6 guise a few months ago, and now, Isuzu has finally reintroduced BS6 versions of its V-Cross pickup and MU-X SUV lines, with both models getting a handful of updates.
It's important to note that the V-Cross launched today is not the new-gen model that debuted abroad in 2019, but the same version of the pickup truck that had been on sale in India till before the BS6 norms came into effect. The V-Cross family now starts at the newly-introduced Hi-Lander (Rs 16.98 lakh), followed by the V-Cross 4x2 Z MT (Rs 19.98 lakh), V-Cross 4x4 Z MT (Rs 20.98 lakh) and the range-topping V-Cross 4x4 AT Z Prestige (Rs 24.49 lakh, all prices ex-showroom, Tamil Nadu).
Both the Isuzu V-Cross as well as the Hi-Lander are both powered by the same 1.9-litre, BS6-compliant turbocharged diesel engine making 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque. That said, there are some differences between the two in terms of transmissions. The Hi-Lander " which is the entry-level model in the V-Cross family " is available only with a six-speed manual gearbox, and in two-wheel-drive form only. The V-Cross, on the other hand, is also available with a six-speed automatic option, as well as a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system.
(This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for more information.)