2015 Isuzu Crosswind (Chevrolet Tavera) launched with an automatic transmission – Philippines
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Gets minor cosmetic and feature changes.
Isuzu Philippines have launched the updated 2015 Crosswind with prices ranging from 750,000 Php to 1,195,000 Php (INR 10.5 lakhs to INR 16.74 lakhs). The Crosswind is nothing but the Chevrolet Tavera, which is sold by GM India, and manufactured at the Halol plant in Gujarat.
The 2015 Isuzu Crosswind is given a mildly redesigned front fascia with body-colored bumpers and a new silver grille. Newly designed 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, an aluminum black side step board and two new colors – Hunter Green and Dark Silver – along with existing colors such as Cosmic Black, Garnet Red, Ash Beige and Splash White complete the list of exterior changes.
On the feature front, a DVD/CD/MP3/WMA/JPG player with USB function is provided, as are a spoiler integrated reverse camera, reverse sensors and an alarm system.
The mechanicals of the Crosswind are left unchanged. The people-carrier is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine developing 85 hp, matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. On the 2015 model Crosswind, Isuzu is reintroducing the 4-speed automatic transmission as well. Apart from this, the suspension system has been reworked for better occupant comfort, Isuzu said.
In the Indian market, GM continues to sell the Tavera (Tavera Neo 3) with a 2.5-liter diesel engine matched to a 5-speed gearbox. In July 2013, GM India recalled 114,000 units of the utility vehicle, and fired several of its top-level employees for malpractices since. However, as of April 2014, only 21,000 of the 114,000 Taveras were fixed.