Isuzu has silently entered the Indian market with two vehicles that have been caught testing in India on numerous occasions.
The first set of Isuzu MU-7 SUV and the D-Max pick up truck will be sold on test basis through the Japanese automaker’s newly inaugurated dealership in Hyderabad.
The MU7 is also sold as the Alterra in some markets. In India, the Isuzu MU7 will battle it out against the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ssangyong Rexton and Ford Endeavour. Powering this big SUV is a 3 Liter-inline 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine that pumps out a max power of 161 Bhp and peak torque of 360 Nm. The transmission options that the MU7 offers are a 5 speed manual and a five speed auto.
On the inside, the interiors benefits from acres of real estate and the MU7 can easily accommodate 7 adults and their luggage. Safety features on offer are- ABS, traction control, ESP and airbags.
The Isuzu MU-7 goes on sale for a price of INR 23.75 lakhs.
The Isuzu D-Max pick up truck will battle it out against the Tata Xenon and comes loaded with basic creature comforts like an air con and power steering. Powering the D-Max is a 2.5 litre turbocharged oil burner that pumps out around 115 horses.
It may be noted that Chevrolet and Isuzu have co-developed a few products and the D-Max is essentially a re-badged Chevrolet Colorado. This pick up should become the second such vehicle to come to India, the first being the Chevrolet Tavera aka Isuzu Panther.
The single cab and double cab versions of the D-Max will go on sale for a price of INR 6.87 lakh 8.09 lakh respectively.
(all prices are ex-showroom Hyderabad)