Isuzu is planning to launch the new V-Cross in the Hi-Lander trim in the Indian market. The Hi-Lander is based on the previous generation model and speculations are that the BS6 compliant V-Cross with the standard and Hi-Lander trim will be reaching dealerships soon. The Hi-Lander is also on sale in other international markets such as Nepal.
Powering the V-Cross in the BS6 avatar will be a 1.9-litre diesel engine that used to produce 150 PS of power and 350 Nm of peak torque in the BS4 avatar. The Hi-Lander is likely to come with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. In the past, the BS4 Isuzu V-Cross was also available with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that made 134 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque. This engine came with a 5-speed manual transmission option. Speculations are that Isuzu will also bring a 3.0-litre engine when the next-generation V-Cross arrives.
The Isuzu V-Cross was spied testing on Indian roads in the recent past. The test mule was spotted sans camouflage and reveals that in the BS6 avatar the brand has not made any changes at least in the cosmetic department. The headlamps, taillamps, front and rear fascia appears similar to the BS4 model. On the interiors, however, the BS6 V-Cross could come with enhancements in terms of the quality of the material inside the cabin, as well as few features additions.
The Isuzu V-Cross comes with features such as bi-LED headlamps, alloy wheels, powered seats, touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control, cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control, Brake-Override system (BOS), ABS and EBD, as well as multiple airbags.
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