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Maxus launches its first SUV in new D60

After the recent rollout of the G50 MPV, Maxus Philippines now unveils its own entry in the competitive SUV market: The head-turning D60 compact SUV.

The Maxus D60 comes in two variants, the 1.5T Pro and the 1.5T Elite. Both are powered by a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission generating a maximum power output of 169ps and 250Nm of torque configured for performance and fuel efficiency.

The D60 offers a bevy of active and passive safety systems, namely ESP (electronic stabilization program), EPB (electronic parking brake) with auto hold, cruise control, front dual and side airbags, reverse camera, a tire pressure monitoring system, rear park distance control (PDC), and an additional front PDC for the Elite variant. Additionally, with the D60’s Double Layer Welding Technology, the overall strength and quality of its exterior structure is ensured. 

The D60 exterior takes after the stylish Maxus Tarantula Concept, which reflects the bold and dynamic urban lifestyle of young professionals and growing families. The design is complemented by the distinctively Maxus octagonal front grille, accentuated by the Elite variant’s cobweb grille pattern and matrix-style full LED headlights and streamer tail lights. Then, there’s the eye-catching 18” alloy wheels.

The D60 comes in two seating capacity options: 5-seater for the 1.5T Pro and 7-seater for the 1.5T Elite.

Both variants have rear air condition vents and 8-inch infotainment system, while the Elite offers the additional comfort and convenience of keyless entry and push start, leather seats, and power folding side mirrors.

Pricing of this compact SUV has been pegged at subcompact levels. The Maxus D60 1.5T Pro is offered at just P1,148,000 while the D60 1.5T Elite is at P1,258,000.  

The new Maxus D60 comes in 6 vibrant colors: Competitive Orange and Polar Ash (exclusive to the Elite), Metal Black and Wace Red (exclusive to the Pro), and Warm Argent and Warm White (available for both variants). 

The Maxus D60 compact SUV joins Maxus Philippines’ growing lineup that includes the G50 MPV, the T60 pickup, the G10 van, and the V80 van, all of which are infused with Maxus’ 126 years of British-bred heritage and global expertise. Apart from these 5 vehicles, Maxus Philippines steps up its game with its pledge to care for its customers through its “5-5-5-5 Plan”: 

  • 5th Maxus model: The D60 flags off a parade of new vehicle introductions for 2021;
  • 5 new dealer appointments: With the current 8 dealerships, Maxus Philippines aims to add 5 more by the end of the year.
  • 5-point VehiCare Programs: Maxus Philippines makes vehicle ownership 5 times more convenient and affordable with the 5-year warranty or 100,000-km program, 5-year free Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA), Parts Management System that makes parts stocks availability up to 5 months, Enhanced Service Quality for onsite and virtual product support and home service or pick-up and delivery; and low cost of maintenance that makes every Maxus vehicle you buy 22% more affordable versus other brands over 5 years.
  • 5x sales volume: Maxus Philippines boldly projects that 2021 will end in a five-fold increase in its vehicle sales. 

This succession of “fives” reflects the 5-year outlook of the Shanghai Automobile and Industrial Corporation (SAIC), under whose wing the Maxus brand has established a reputable global presence. Through almost five decades of continuous growth, SAIC has successfully evolved in its three phases—from gathering global knowledge and expertise via joint ventures in the 1980s, to the creation of its own brands and products in the 2000s, and now, in its third phase as it globalizes its own brands.

SAIC’s success and excellence as an automotive manufacturer has enabled it to become China’s largest carmaker for the past 15 years. It topped the sales list again in 2020 when it sold 5.6 million vehicles. Its self-owned brands, which includes Maxus, sold more than 40,000 vehicles in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, France, and Germany. Through the spirit of independent innovation and unrelenting focus on consumers and the environment, the SAIC Group has grown to become what Forbes Magazine ranks as the 10th most powerful automotive company in the world, prompting SAIC to envision itself to become the world’s fifth largest carmaker in the next five years.

If you’re looking to drive and ride a Maxus, log on to www.maxus.com.ph and book a test drive with your nearest Maxus dealerships located at Sheridan in Greenfield district in Mandaluyong at (02) 8558-5823; Quezon Avenue along Quezon City at (02) 8558-5818; Pedro Cayetano Boulevard in Taguig South at (02) 7219-9240; Madrigal Business Park in Alabang at (02) 8558-5828; North Reclamation Area in Cebu City at (032) 517-8226; Mandurriao in Iloilo City at (033) 331-2622; Araneta St. in Bacolod City at (034) 435-7575; and Pueblo in Cagayan de Oro City at (0995) 355-9400. Like and follow Maxus Philippines’ Facebook page and Instagram account at @maxusph to keep posted with ongoing promos.

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Manny de los Reyes
Manny de los Reyes has been covering the automotive and technology industries for over 25 years. He is a multiple award-winning journalist who has been writing for the Philippine Star for 20 years and has been its motoring editor since 2012.

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