It has been 16 years since the Isuzu Crosswind walked in the Philippine market. With a bold design, great fuel efficiency, good performance yet affordable price, the Crosswind has undoubtedly become one of the most favorite vehicles in our country.
Unfortunately, sad news came at the beginning of this year when Isuzu announced to halt the production of this beloved seven-seater. Before officially saying goodbye, the media was invited to an event held by Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) for the last drive of the Crosswind.
2017 Isuzu Crosswind Media Test Drive Industry News
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As required by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), new cars purchased from January 1, 2018 must be compliant with Euro-4 standards. Meanwhile, our Crosswind is only equipped with Euro-2 emissions standards. However, it is not an easy task to improve the Isuzu Crosswind to meet the new standards.
According to Isuzu Philippines, it would take a large amount of money to upgrade the Crosswind with a new engine such as the 1.9L diesel turbocharged Blue Power engine. Therefore, after careful consideration, IPC has come up with the decision to put an end to the production of its most popular car.
Recently, Isuzu has launched the new Blue Power Technology engine for the MU-X and D-Max in Cebu. Mentioning the Crosswind, heads of Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) said that the company had no plan to create a direct successor of the Crosswind at the present. It seems as if the carmaker preferred focusing on the Isuzu MU-X and Isuzu D-Max as well as models in the passenger segment.
It seems as if the carmaker preferred to focus on the Isuzu MU-X and Isuzu D-Max as well as models in the passenger segment
After careful consideration, IPC has come up with the decision to put an end to the production of its most popular car
To appease car enthusiast’s regrets for the phaseout of the Crosswind, IPC executives reveal that a new Isuzu model could soon arrive although it will not be an AUV or a successor of the Crosswind. According to Isuzu’s interpretation, the new model could be a modern jeepney. Hopefully, the new “people carrier” will bring us as much enjoyment and favor as the Crosswind did.
It is still not too late to buy a new Crosswind from now to the year-end. Take a look at our table of the Isuzu Crosswind 2017 variants and price:
|Isuzu Crosswind XS MT||₱790,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind XL MT||₱834,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind XT MT||₱923,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind XT MT Black Series||₱973,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind XUV AT||₱1,050,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind XUV MT Black Series||₱1,100,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X MT JS||₱1,170,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X MT||₱1,170,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X MT FF Black Series||₱1,220,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X MT JS Black Series||₱1,220,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X AT||₱1,235,000|
|Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo X AT Black Series||₱1,285,000|
Know more about Isuzu mu-X 2021
<p>The Isuzu mu-X is a seven-seater midsize SUV with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive layout. It is based on the Isuzu D-Max, and like its pickup truck brother, it uses a body-on-frame chassis. For the Philippine market, the Isuzu-made SUV has two available engine options. The smaller one is a 1.9-liter RZ4E Bluepower turbodiesel capable of making up to 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. It can come with a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission. The larger engine option for the mu-X is a 3.0-liter inline-4 turbodiesel. At most, this mill can produce up to 175 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Only a six-speed automatic transmission is available with this engine. The mu-X variants with this engine is either rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. For those unaware, this Isuzu model's name is an acronym which stands for Mysterious Utility eXtreme."</p> <p> </p>