Isuzu Crosswind is one of the rugged sports utility vehicle available in the car market. It is being sold in several variants with a powerful 2.5-litre diesel engine. It has the ability to deliver impressive power and torque, which helps it in providing exceptional off-road performance. This motor is available in both manual and automatic transmission gear box depending on the variants. The braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents it from wheel locking in case sudden braking. At the same time, its suspension system is also quite proficient and it helps in keeping the vehicle stable on any road conditions. The company has designed this SUV series with a bold radiator grille that has chrome plated and body colored bar, depending on the variants. It is also embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. Apart from these, it has dual tone ORVMs with side turn indicator, halogen headlights, alloy wheels and many other aspects. On the other hand, the company has given it a spacious internal cabin, which is complimented by dual tone color scheme. The seats are well cushioned and covered with premium upholstery. It has an advanced music system with a number of features that enhances the ambiance of cabin. The sophisticated air conditioning unit comes with rear AC vents that cools the entire cabin quickly. In terms of safety, this sports utility vehicle has a rigid body structure, which reduces the impact of collision. Apart from these, it also has airbags for driver and front co-passenger, rear differential lock, hill descent control and many other aspects as well. All these features put together makes it one of the safest and comfortable vehicle in its class.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This model series is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. It has the ability to churn out approximately 11 Kmpl on the highways and 8.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.
This engine can churn out a maximum power of 85ps at 3900rpm in combination with 18.9 Kg-m at just 2000rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
The engine with a four speed automatic transmission gear box allows the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed in the range of 170 to 180 Kmph. While it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in just about 12.5 seconds from a standstill. On the other hand, the variants with a five speed manual transmission gear box has the capacity of achieving a maximum speed of 175 to 185 Kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 Kmph in close to 14 seconds.
The rugged exteriors of this Isuzu Crosswind sports utility vehicle series are designed with a number of striking features, which gives it a captivating look on roads. To start with the front fascia, it has a large perforated radiator grille. Its Sportivo variants have chrome finished grille, while other trims have body colored bars. It is embossed with a prominent company insignia in the center and its slanted bonnet has a couple of visible character lines. This grille is flanked by a well crafted headlight cluster that is incorporated with halogen projector lamps and side turn indicator. Just below this, it has a dual colored bumper, which is accompanied by silver finished cladding for preventing minor damages. This bumper houses a large air dam that is flanked by a couple of bright fog lamps for cooling the engine quickly. Its large windscreen is made of laminated glass and fitted with a couple of intermittent wipers. Its side profile has body colored external wing mirrors and door handles. These ORVMs are electrically adjustable and equipped with side turn blinker. The flared up wheel arches are fitted with a set of alloy wheels that gives the side profile a sporty look. The rear end has a large boot lid, which is embedded with variant badging and a thick chrome strip. Its bumper is accompanied by a cladding and fitted with a pair of reflectors. The windscreen has a defogger along with wash and wipe function. It has a sporty rear spoiler is integrated with a high mounted stop lamp.
The overall length of this sports utility vehicle is 4780mm along with a total width of 1770mm and a decent height of 1900mm. The minimum ground clearance is 223mm, which makes it capable for dealing with terrains. It has a large wheelbase of 2680mm that ensures enough leg room for all occupants. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 11.3 meters.
The huge internal cabin of this SUV series is designed in two tone color scheme, which gives it an attractive look. Its dashboard is equipped with quite a few features like AC vents, a large glove box, an advanced instrument panel with quite a few functions and a three spoke steering wheel. The steering wheels is wrapped in leather and mounted with audio and call control buttons for convenience. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with comfy seats, which are covered with fabric or leather upholstery depending on the variants. It also has reversible open type cool box, which can be opened from both 1st and 2nd row seats. The 2nd and 3rd row seats are foldable, which helps in increasing its boot volume. The instrument panel has various meters and dials for keeping the driver updated. Apart from these, the company has given this vehicle all four power windows with driver side auto down function, chrome plated inside door handles, tripmeter, luggage compartment hook, pop-up headlamp washer and many other aspects.
For a pleasurable driving experience, the company has bestowed this vehicle with a lot of sophisticated features. It has an advanced dual zone climate control system with curtain vents. It also has rear AC vents along with dust and pollen filter. The intelligent cruise control automatically reduces the speed of vehicle to maintain the desired distance between SUV and slow traffic. The eight inch chrome surrounded color LCD screen comes with fine vision electroluminescent gauges and multifunctional drive computer. It has distance control system that assist the driver to release the throttle and applies brakes. The cabin is bestowed with an advanced music system that supports Bluetooth connectivity and speakers for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin.
This Isuzu Crosswind model series has a spacious internal cabin owing to its large wheelbase of 2680mm. Its fuel tank has the capacity is about 55 litres, which is good enough for planning longer journeys. The large boot compartment can further be increased by folding its 2nd and 3rd row seats.
Engine and Performance
Under the bonnet, this sports utility vehicle is fitted with a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which comes with Euro-II compliance. It has the ability of displacing 2499cc. This power plant is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using DOHC (double overhead camshaft) based valve configuration. It has the capacity of churning out a maximum power of 85ps at 3900rpm in combination with 18.9 Kg-m at just 2000rpm. It is cleverly mated with a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission gear box, depending on the variants. This motor is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a decent performance.
Stereo and Accessories
The company has given this Isuzu Crosswind SUV series an advanced music system with Bluetooth connectivity and various input options. It supports CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in port and six speakers including a couple of tweeters. While its Sportivo version is also bestowed with dual seven inch wide screen headrest mounted high resolution LCD monitors. Apart from these, it also has rear view camera with parking sensors, cruise control, and so on. In addition to these, the owners can customize the vehicle with various features like floor mats, rear seat entertainment system, body graphics, alloy wheels and several other aspects.
The wheel arches of entry level trim are fitted with a set of 14-inch steel wheels, which also have been equipped with full wheel covers. These rims are further covered with 185/80 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. While other variants are equipped with an elegant set of 15-inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 205/65 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres that offers a superior grip on any road conditions.
Braking and Handling
The braking and suspension mechanism of this model series are quite proficient. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while rear ones are fitted with leading trailing drum brakes. It is augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist function. It also has hill descent control system. On the other hand, its front axle is assembled with double wishbone with torsion bar spring and stabilizer bar. Whereas the rear axle has been fitted with fixed ride MOVE suspension along with semi-elliptical leaf spring, which also has telescopic shock absorbers. The responsive power steering system is tilt adjustable and makes it easy to handle on every conditions.
Safety and Security
The car maker has bestowed this utility vehicle with a number of protective aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. Its rigid body frame gives superb stability in different driving conditions and comes with crumple zones and impact beams that reduces the impact of collision. Other features include blind spot warning with intervention system, dual airbags for driver and front co-passenger, seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter, crash sensitive door unlocking system, active head restraints, central locking system and a high mounted stop lamp.
- Impressive ground clearance is a big plus point
- Good engine performance
- Innovative safety and advanced braking system
- Navigation system can be given as standard feature
- Entry level variant lacks rear view camera
- Too big in size for smaller city by lanes