- Isuzu D-Max V-Cross & MU-X to cost Rs 3-4 Lakhs higher in BS 6 form.
- Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab and D-Max S-Cab to see a price hike of Rs 1-1.5 Lakhs in BS 6.
- Isuzu India's whole product portfolio doesn't have a single petrol engine.
Isuzu India, identical to every other automaker, is readying the BS 6 compliant version of its products in the Indian market as the deadline of April 1, 2020, is approaching fast.
The company has announced that it will stop the production of BS 4 models by the end of this calendar year (December 2019 end). It has also stated that the BS 6 models of MU-X and D-Max V-Cross will cost Rs 3-4 Lakhs higher the present BS 4 models.
Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab and D-Max S-Cab are expected to witness a price hike of Rs 1-1.5 Lakhs in the BS 6 emission. For those asking, Isuzu India's entire product portfolio comprises only diesel engine powered vehicles and hence the steep rise in updating is very well justified as petrol engines are easy and affordable to upgrade.
The company's spokesperson, while speaking to media, clarified that BS 4 vehicles purchased before March 31, 2020, will continue to ply on Indian roads despite the implementation of BS 6 emission norms.
Speaking of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, it is offered in only double-cab configuration with 2.5L diesel and 1.9L diesel engines. The lower and mid variants get the 136bhp 2.5L engine with a manual transmission while the top-end variants are powered by the 150bhp 1.9L engine with an auto gearbox and 4x4 drive system.
As for the Isuzu MU-X, it is a full-fledged SUV that is powered by a 3.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine which generates top power of 177bhp. The engine is linked to a 5-speed automatic transmission as standard while the 4x4 drive system is on offer as an option.