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.