There will be no Isuzu Crosswind successor in the Philippines

Updated Dec 02, 2020 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

A new Isuzu model could be produced instead of a Crosswind successor.

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.

Angular front of the Isuzu D-max and the Isuzu MU-X 2018

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

Angular front of a Isuzu Crosswind 2017

 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:

The Isuzu Crosswind 2017 variants and prices in the Philippines
 Variants 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

>>> Complete guide to the Isuzu Crosswind in the Philippines

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Isuzu mu-X

The Isuzu mu-X Philippines 2023 is the Japanese marque's entry to the 7-seater midsize SUV based on its pickup truck sibling, the Isuzu D-Max. It is offered in five variants with a price that ranges from Php 1,650,000 to Php 2,505,000. For the Philippines 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 either come with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the larger engine option for the mu-X is a 3.0-liter inline-4 turbodiesel. At most, this mill can produce up to 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Only a six-speed automatic transmission is available with this engine.

Dimensions-wise, the mu-X is 4,850 mm long, 1,870 mm wide, and 1,825 mm high, with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,855 mm and 235 mm, respectively. Locally, this midsize SUV is competing against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Nissan Terra, and Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

₱ 1,650,000 - ₱ 2,505,000