Isuzu launches MU-X, D-Max V-Cross and D-Max S-Cab in Nepali market


Japanese automotive brand Isuzu launched new models of MU-X, V-Cross and S-Cab in the Nepali market. Isuzu has launched these models in Nepal under sole distributorship of Continental Trading Enterprise (CTE), a subsidiary of Continental Group.

Officials of Isuzu said that the latest range of these vehicles are based on the latest generation of  D-MAX platform and manufactured at state-of-the-art plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh in India.

Similarly, they also claimed that these vehicles are built with the same tough, durable, reliable and life-lasting quality that Isuzu is globally known for and are powered by the Isuzu diesel engines renowned for fuel efficiency, reliability and performance.

The pick-up market in Nepal is expected to grow manifold and Isuzu has laid strong emphasis on offering a range of its latest D-Max products.

1 Isuzu MU-X

<strong>Isuzu MU-X</strong>

The Isuzu MU-X 2018 is the facelift version of the SUV that gets restyling on the outside and more features on the inside. On the safety front, the model now comes with additional tech. Styling changes have been made to the interiors that make it plusher. Coming to the Isuzu MU-X 2018 variants, it is available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions. The better-kitted model has undergone a slight change when it comes to the Isuzu MU-X 2018 price in Nepal, which has changed marginally.

The Isuzu MU-X 2018 specifications have been retained from the pre-facelift version. That said, it comes with the same 3.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine, which puts out maximum power of 174 bhp against peak torque of 390 Nm. Transmission duties are carried over by the conventional 5-speed manual unit and it also gets a choice between 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains.

Powered by the 3.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine, the Isuzu MU-X 2018 mileage is rated at 13.8 km/l by ARAI under ideal conditions. The figure may vary in real-time conditions.

The Isuzu MU-X 2018 competes with Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Honda CR-V, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner, among others, in the premium SUV space.

The price of Isuzu MU-X starts at NRs. 1.35 Crore.

Isuzu MU-X Specifications

Engine Displacement –  2999 cc
Maximum Power – 174 Bhp @ 3600 rpm
Maximum Torque  – 380 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) – 13.8 kmpl
Ground Clearance – 220 mm
Boot Space – 235 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity – 65 litres

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2 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

<strong>Isuzu D-Max V-Cross</strong>

Isuzu Motors globally launched the second generation of Isuzu DMax in 2012. Isuzu Dmax is also known as Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Chevrolet DMax in other markets of the world. Isuzu D-Max has taken plaudits of rugged vehicle streak in Isuzu Family.

Isuzu’s pickups have always been well-penned and designed. This tradition continues onto the latest D-Max with its classic double-cab pickup shape that’s been given a more modern interpretation.

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross received a substantial update earlier this year receiving new LED daytime running lights instead of fog lamps, LED taillights and a redesigned tailgate. The lifestyle pick-up truck also comes with a new chrome bumper, and side steps as part of the upgrade. The cabin received major updates as well including black leather seats, six-way adjustable driver’s seat, rear view camera and a 2-DIN audio system. The 2018 edition also gets auto cruise control as part of the standard kit.

The High variant comes with cruise control, traction control, a rear-view camera, LED tail lamps and automatic climate control. It also works well as an adventure vehicle thanks to its on-the-fly 4 WD drivetrain powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine (134 PS/320 Nm). The unit is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The large rear deck could easily hold a week’s worth of luggage for four.

Flared fenders give the truck a wider and meaner attitude, while the new Bi-LED headlamp configuration coupled with the new grille and bumper give it a meaner looking scowl. This truck has an understated aggression in the looks department that sets it apart from its competitors.

Power on the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes from a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produces 132 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission on the V-Cross that sends power to all four-wheels.

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Price in Nepal

V-cross 2.5Ltr  – NRs. 65.50 Lakhs
V-cross 3.0Ltr  – NRs. 73.00 Lakhs

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – Specifications
Engine Displacement (cc) – 2499
Max Power (kW/hp @ rpm) – 58/78 @ 3800
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) – 176 @ 1800-2400
Drive Type – 2WD
Fuel type: Diesel
Fuel tank capacity (L) – 55
Color Variants – Splash White,Titanium Silver,Obsidian Grey
Seating Capacity –  Driver + 1
Mileage: 12.4 km/l

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3 Isuzu D-Max S-Cab

<strong>Isuzu D-Max S-Cab</strong>

The Isuzu D-MAX S-Cab is a small, but powerful pickup truck manufactured by Isuzu in large scales because of its popularity. It runs on a 55 liter 2499 cc Common Rail Turbo Intercooled four-cylinder BS IV Diesel Engine.

The name alone is not impressive in this stellar engine as it churns out 78 BHP of power at 3000 rpm and 176 Nm of torque at 1800-2400 rpm. Its full deck body comes with tiltable power steering, a fully air-conditioned body, adjustable seats, an arm-rest, tubeless tires, parking brakes, seatbelts, and hydraulic brakes. This besides, the machine is durable beyond belief and is an ideal commercial vehicle for traveling through urban and suburban roads with moderately heavy loads.

This smart little vehicle is meant for efficiency and speed.The Isuzu D-MAX S-Cab comes in only one wheelbase of 3.095 meters and in only two variants–ISUZU DIESEL Single Cab and ISUZU DIESEL Double Cab.

With a mileage of 14.4 kmpl, a GVW of 2700 kg, and a payload capacity of 1000 kg, this pickup truck is ideal for the transportation of food items, crates, sacks, FMCG, and very light plumbing material. With so many features packed into one vehicle mean for a single purpose, consumers are usually very happy with the truck.

From performance to comfort to temperament, Isuzu’s flagship in India is well worth the buy and needs no further glorification. As it is, customer reviews from happy customers are testament enough to this vehicle’s performance.

Isuzu Nepal has priced the D-Max S-Cab at NRs.39.90 Lakhs.

Isuzu D-Max S-Cab – Specifications

Displacement  – 2499 cc
Fuel Type – Diesel
Dimensions – Height (1690), Length (5190), Width (1775)
Max Power – 78 bhp @ 3800 rpm
Max Speed – 175 kmph

4 Isuzu D-Max Single Cab

Isuzu D-Max Single Cab

Isuzu D-Max Diesel Single CAB is a Utility Vehicle coming from the Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Motors. D-Max is a heavy duty vehicle with great performance.

The Utility Vehicle comes packed with 2499cc engine which gives out a power of 134 bhp @ 3600 rpm and gives out a maximum torque of 294 Nm @ 1800 rpm. D-Max has a maximum payload of 1005 kg.

The truck comes with a 5 speed manual gearbox and has a top speed of 175 kmph.  It gives direct competition to TATA Xenon and Mahindra Imperio in the segment.

The Isuzu D-Max Single Cab is open for pre-booking and will be soon launched in Nepali market. Price is expected to be around NRs. 35 Lakhs.

Isuzu D-Max Single Cab – Specifications

Engine Displacement –  2499 cc
Maximum Power –  134 hp @ 3600 rpm
Maximum Torque –  294 Nm @ 1800 rpm
Top Speed (KMPH) –  175
Ground Clearance  – 195 mm
Kerb Weight – 1630 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity – 76 litres

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