Isuzu Hikes mu-X, D-Max Prices By Up To ₹4 Lakh

  • Nov 20, 2019

Isuzu Motors India has announced a price hike of up to ₹4 lakh on the D-Max V-Cross pickup and the mu-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) because of upgrading the cars to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission standard. The company said in a statement that it will stop the production of BS-IV cars by December. The prices of the D-Max S-Cab and the D-Max Regular Cab commercial series are expected to be hiked by ₹1-1.5 lakh The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross currently commands an entry-level price of ₹16.54 lakh, while the mu-X is pegged at ₹27.34 lakh.

Senior Isuzu Motors India official Shankar Srinivas said that there’s an uncertainty among car buyers despite the government clarifying that BS-IV vehicles purchased before March 31, 2020 would be able to ply even after the implementation of the BS-IV norm. The new emission standard will come into effect from April 1.

Both the mu-X and the D-Max are currently available with BS-IV diesel engines only. The D-Max V-Cross gets a choice of two engines. The 1.9-litre motor is paired to a 6-speed automated transmission (AT) unit, while the 2.5-litre engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The mu-X, meanwhile, is hauled by a 3.0-litre motor which is paired with an AT. It outputs 177PS maximum power and 380Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed AT.

Isuzu is currently offering the De-Serve package at no extra cost with the D-Max Regular Cab. The package comprises a three-year free periodic maintenance or 1 lakh km, whichever is earlier. The maintenance includes all labor costs.

The D-Max V-Cross pickup has no direct rival in the Indian automobile market. The full-sized mu-X SUV locks horn with cars like the Mahindra Alturas G4 and the Ford Endeavour.


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