2016 Isuzu Crosswind XUV AT


“If it ain't broke, don't fix it”

If there's one vehicle that embodies this mantra, it would be the Isuzu Crosswind. On sale since 2001, the Crosswind is perhaps one of the country's longest-selling nameplates to date. Rugged, simple and relatively easy to maintain, the appeal of the Crosswind is its ease of ownership and bulletproof reliability (figuratively of course).

But with the arrival of more modern and powerful MPVs and SUVs, the good ol' AUV is facing very stiff competition. So what can the Crosswind offer over the more sophisticated and better-looking cars of today? Let's take a closer look.

Notice anything different? Well for starters, the Crosswind still retains its distinct shape from 2001. Not that it's bad, but the overall design harks from that decade. Still, the Crosswind gives off a very tough aura thanks to its high ride height, chunky Michelin LTX all-terrain tires, matte-finished alloy wheels and revised front grill and bumper.

Distiguishing this new Crosswind from the older iterations are the headlights. The previous facelift made use of projectors with multi-relfectors. With the recent makeover, however, Isuzu went for the simpler multi-reflector finish. Read more...

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05 Jan 2017


By Marcus De Guzman