Isuzu D-MAX single cab vs Mahindra Genio vs Tata Xenon DICOR

Modified On May 13, 2014 07:24 PM By Raunak

Today, Isuzu drove in its anticipated pick-up D-MAX at Rs 5,99,000 ex-showroom Mumbai. The existing pick-up in its category are Tata Xenon DICOR pick-up and Mahindra Genio mDI CRDe. The pick-up segment in India is slowly getting upmarket in terms of design and performance, Isuzu DMAX is the first global pick-up truck that entered India although Tata and Mahindra had been selling these pick-up in other markets. Lets do a quick comparo of the three vehicles.

Mahindra Genio - Tata Xenon - Isuzu D-Max


Isuzu D-Max

Engine is the most important part when it comes to pick-up tucks. Isuzu is powered by a 2.4 liter inter-cooled turbocharged motor that churns out maximum power of 134bhp at 3600rpm & 294Nm of torque in the range of 1800-3200rpm. The Tata Xenon DICOR pick-up is pulled by the Tata's 3.0 liter Water-cooled direct injection Common rail turbocharged Inter-cooled BS-4 compliant diesel engine that produces 85bhp at 3000rpm and a peak torque of 250Nm in between 1000-2000rpm. The Mahindra Genio is powered by a 2.5 liter mDI CRDe which belts out top power of 75bhp and max torque of 220Nm in between 1400-2200rpm.


Tata Xenon

Tata Xenon - Interior

All the three pick-up are related to the more premium offering in their respective company's line-up. They all feature flat bed along with a chic cabin. Isuzu D-MAX shares its cab styling with its premium big brother SUV MU-7, the headlights, front grille and bumper layout everything resembles with the MU-7. The large vertically placed headlight compliments the big grille with ISUZU logo. The hood of the Japanese pick-up features large air scoop. The Tata Xenon DICOR pick-up features the company lifestyle pick-up Xenon XT, this vehicle succeed the two decade old Tata Mobile based pick-up. The Xenon DICOR pick-up truck features modern curvy beefy design, highly pronounced wheel arches, the headlights are flanked around the large V shaped grille. The Genio features design of the Xylo MUV but heavy plastic cladding is incorporated to demarcate the two.


Mahindra Genio

Mahindra Genio - Interior

Isuzu offers best cabin layout among the rest two and it features tiltable power steering, key and headlamp on reminder (Buzzer) and fuel tank capacity of 76 liters. The Xenon DICOR pick-up offers power steering and fuel tank capacity of 60 liters. Contrarily, Mahindra Genio features power steering with fuel tank capacity of 55 liters.

Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu offers a more powerful engine, better styled interiors plus larger fuel tank and comes with company's expertise in SUV's and pick-up's. Though it is slightly costlier compared to the rest two but offers more. Tata and Mahindra pick-ups come in between 5-6 lakh price bracket while the Isuzu lands at 5.99 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai. At present, Isuzu has very less dealerships, mostly in south India and one in Mumbai, but the company is expanding at a rapid pace.

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