New Isuzu D-Max S-Cab Z Launched At Rs 15 Lakh
Japanese automaker Isuzu has launched a new variant of its D-Max pickup truck called the S-Cab Z. Priced at Rs 15 lakh, it has been positioned below the Hi-Lander which currently costs Rs 19.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
It is worth noting that the S-Cab Z is restricted to commercial buyers only, whereas the Hi-Lander is for private use.
New Isuzu D-Max S-Cab Z – Feature-rich Affordable Machine
- Despite the fact that the new D-Max S-Cab Z is around Rs 4.5 lakh more affordable than the Hi-Lander, it surpasses the Hi-Lander in terms of features.
- Having said that, the new S-Cab Z gets bi-LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, front fog lamps with chrome bezel, roof rails, side step, chrome highlights (around grille, ORVM, door, tailgate handles), shark fin antenna, piano black interior accent, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear parking camera and day/night IRVM over the Hi-lander.
- Features like automatic AC, height-adjustable driver’s seat, ISOFIX child seat mounts, USB charging ports, dual-front airbags, and ABS with EBD have been retained forward from the Hi-Lander.
Unlike the Hi-Lander’s 163PS 1.9-litre diesel engine, the new Isuzu D-Max S-Cab Z gets a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder, CRDI diesel unit (78PS/176Nm) that comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and 4×2 drivetrain.
Expect a more rich Hi-Lander in the near future
Considering the budget-friendly S-Cab Z exceeds the pricier Hi-Lander in terms of features, it is anticipated that Isuzu will enhance and update it in the near future to provide an even more compelling value proposition.
In the lifestyle pickup segment, the Isuzu D-Max Hi-Lander and V-Cross can be seen as affordable alternatives to the Toyota Hilux (Rs 30.40 – 37.90 lakh).