Perhaps one of the most famous SUV of its generation, the Isuzu Crosswind has become one usual eye candy on the city streets, even in the outskirts of town. That itself is a testament to this car’s versatility.
Sportivo is the latest incarnation of the popular Isuzu Crosswind. This sporty vehicle (hence, the name Sportivo) has finally grown into a very reliable and durable brand. While its old variants seemed to have been at the pinnacle of it all, ISUZU developers thought that they could go more. And go more they did by finally releasing the 2010 Sportivo variant. In that move, a whole new level of driving experience has been achieved.
The new Sportivo is a class of its own. While little has been done to change its form, its function has dramatically increased. Now fitted with the latest entertainment technology (JVC head unit, Dolby surround sound and the likes), passengers should feel more comfort and fun while driving away.
But despite the latest additions with the interior, the latest model is expected to deliver the same performance as its immediate predecessor, the 2008 variant, does. The core of this machine, the 4JA1-NA 2.5L 16-valve SOHC inline four-cylinder diesel (with common rail direct injection, turbocharger and intercooler) has only received minimal upgrade. After all, it’s been performing pretty well, and there’s no need for a revamp.
But expectations in the performance department need not go in vain. The new Sportivo is still a class of its own. With a light clutch and good steering feel, relatively even gearing and ease of handling, a number of top-class amenities inside the car, and an improved 7.5 km/liter mileage (a half kilometer better than its precursor, the ISUZU Sportivo should remain as one of the popular options when looking for a utility vehicle.
Video Presentation of 2010 Isuzu Crosswind