Isuzu Motors India has begun recalling the D-Max V-Cross pickup to fix a glitch in the ECU. Several customers have reported a blip or a jerk caused by a misfire at the 1,800rpm mark - an issue we've faced too. To fix this problem, Isuzu will rework the ECU map to offer better low-end torque. However, there will be no change to the peak power and torque figures. According to a customer, Isuzu will also be fixing an issue with the D-Max V'Cross' rear leaf springs which have a tendency to clatter when driven over bad roads.
Isuzu has already begun calling in customers to fix these issues, free of cost, at their service outlets. Testimonials of customers who've had the ECU remapped report that the blip is no longer present and that driveability has improved too.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is powered by a proved 2.5-litre turbo-charged diesel engine that produces 136PS of power and 370Nm of torque. It gets a five-speed manual transmission with a shift on the fly, four-wheel drive system. According to Rishaad's review, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross offers an honest yet enjoyable old-school SUV feel with the conveniences and luxuries we expect from our cars today." The D-Max V-Cross has certainly taken this niche segment in India by storm. Mahindra and Tata are now gearing up to put on a fight with facelifted versions of the Scorpio Getaway and the Xenon, which were spotted testing this year.