The Isuzu Crosswind is a compact multi-purpose vehicle widely enjoyed due to its well-built body, overall versatility, and efficient engine. It features a classic exterior available in a five-door wagon and a two-door pickup truck. In other parts of the world, the legendary Japanese automaker offers the Isuzu Crosswind as a compact SUV and a compact pickup truck. In the Philippines, the Isuzu Crosswind is a popular people-carrier as it is built with a spacious cabin fitted with a generous number of safety and convenience amenities. You may choose from the Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X AT, the Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X MT, the Isuzu Crosswind XUV AT, the Isuzu Crosswind XT MT, the Isuzu Crosswind XL MT, and the Isuzu Crosswind XS MT. It comes in Cosmic Black, Gray, Red, Splash White, and Beige. In 2018, Isuzu launched the mu-X RZ4E variants to stand as the spiritual successor to the Crosswind as an affordable family vehicle.
Another variant of Isuzu Crosswind called Isuzu Sportivo was also discontinued. You could still find old Isuzu Sportivo for sale here.
The Isuzu Crosswind was launched in 1991 to cater to the demand for a reliable multi-purpose vehicle in the Southeast Asian market. In other parts of Asia, it was known as the Isuzu Panther in Indonesia, the Chevrolet Tavera in India, and the Isuzu Hi-Lander in Vietnam.
The second-generation Isuzu Crosswind was unveiled at the Indonesia International Motor Show on September 6, 2000. The revamped version featured a modern exterior paired with a 2.5-liter Direct Injection diesel engine. In 2001, a premium SUV touring variant was made available.
The Isuzu Crosswind was introduced in the Philippines as a replacement for the Isuzu Hi-Lander in 2001. In 2007 and 2009, the well-received multi-purpose vehicle got minor facelifts. In 2012, the Isuzu Sportivo X was launched as a mid-range variant built with more contemporary features.
The Isuzu Crosswind measures 4,780mm long, 1,770mm wide, and 1,900mm tall with a minimum ground clearance of 233mm. It features a timeless, rugged, and well-built exterior with a commanding presence on the road.
Highlights include a broad radiator grille with the Japanese carmaker’s respected logo, a pair of headlight cluster with halogen lamps and turn indicators, a dual-colored bumper with chrome-colored cladding, a front bumper with broad air vent, front fog lamps, body-colored door handles, and side mirrors, a large boot lid, and a rear bumper with reflectors and cladding. The Isuzu Crosswind wears a set of 14-inch steel wheels or 15-inch alloy wheels depending on the variant.
The cabin of Isuzu Crosswind is spacious as it is built with a 2,680mm wheelbase. Driver and passengers will enjoy features such as the dual-tone interior color scheme, three-spoke leather-covered steering wheel with controls and buttons, an advanced instrument panel with driving necessities, comfortable seats covered in fabric or leather, foldable second and third-row seats, dual-zone climate control, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Isuzu Crosswind is fitted with an eight-inch color LCD screen paired with an advanced sound system. In terms of safety, the Isuzu Crosswind is built with a generous number of airbags, blind spot intervention system, seatbelts with load limiters and pre-tensioners, a central locking system, active head restraint, crash sensitive door unlocking system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Isuzu Crosswind utilized a hard body frame with impact beams and crumple zone for overall stability. It is equipped with a double-wishbone suspension at the front and fixed-ride MOVE rear suspension.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Isuzu Crosswind series is powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to deliver 85 horsepower with 185 Newton meters of torque.