Isuzu Motor India to launch adventure utility vehicle in India

Greater Noida, Feb 3 (IANS) Japanese automaker Isuzu Motor on Wednesday said it will start rolling out India’s first adventure utility vehicle (AUV) at its Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh.

The Indian subsidiary of the Japanese company said the AUV called ISUZU D-Max V-Cross will be made at its plant in Andhra Pradesh and will be launched during the second half of 2016, a company statement said.

The company unveiled the AUV and also the ISUZU D-MAX pickups — which include the commercial range — at the Auto Expo 2016 being held here.

According to the company, ISUZU D-Max V-Cross is a combination of rugged and durable off-roading capability and passenger vehicle like comforts.

The AUV comes with a 4WD (4X4) configuration, high ride and can be registered as a personal vehicle.

For commercial purposes, the ISUZU D-MAX will be available in various 4X4 and 4X2 configurations, with a combination of Crew Cab / Single Cab, High Ride/Normal Ride and flat deck/arch-deck load bodies.

ISUZU D-MAX will also be available as a Cab-chassis variant, the company said.

“The pick-up market in India is expected to grow manifold and Isuzu has laid strong emphasis on offering a range of its latest D-Max products. We have sensed intense anticipation for a thorough-bred Adventure Utility Vehicle, amongst Indians,” Naohiro Yamaguchi, managing director, Isuzu Motors India was quoted as saying in the statement.

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