Maxus G50 Manila-Subic drive highlights MPV’s capability

Updated May 11, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

An ideal choice for big Filipino families.

One of the most vital characteristics of an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) is to haul many passengers in comfort and convenience. This is why Maxus Philippines highlighted the capabilities of its MPV entry, the G50, at the Manila-Subic drive with the members of the Philippine motoring media and content creators last March 29 to April 1.

Maxus G50 on the road

The Maxus G50 went on a drive to Subic

The event was graced by all of the Maxus G50’s variants, namely the Pro, Elite, and Premium. It also saw the newest addition to the range, the Comfort, which is now the model’s entry-level variant. With that being said, participants got to experience what the Chinese MPV can offer to car buyers, especially to Filipino families.

With the 8-seater configuration of the G50, the entire immediate family can go on a trip which can also include some extended members. Both the Elite and Premium variants welcome passengers with leather seats, with the latter offering a panoramic sunroof for a more open-air road trip experience.

The vehicle can be equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, supporting USB and Bluetooth connectivity. It is paired with six speakers so even third-row passengers can enjoy the various in-car entertainment features. To keep passengers connected on the go, the top-spec Premium comes with a mobile wireless charger.

Maxus G50 top view

The MPV showcased its capabilities

 

Driving-wise, Maxus Philippines showed that the G50 can keep families safe with features such as Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). A cruise control function is available which can help reduce fatigue for drivers. Parking is also made easy with the MPV’s 360-degree panoramic view camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

Under the hood, the Comfort variant uses a 1.3-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine good for 161 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. It is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission.

On the other hand, the Pro, Elite, and Premium variants are powered by a larger 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 167 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. As standard, the said variants come with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), sending power to the front wheels.

Maxus G50 front view

It features an aggressive-looking design

The Maxus G50 is available in the Chinese marque’s nine dealerships nationwide, with plans to expand to 12 within the third quarter of this year. For those who want are considering the G50 as their next family vehicle, the MPV is offered at the following price tags:

  • Maxus G50 1.3T Comfort – Php 948,000
  • Maxus G50 1.5T Pro – Php 1,179,000
  • Maxus G50 1.5T Elite – Php 1,259,000
  • Maxus G50 1.5T Premium – Php 1,338,00

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Know more about Maxus G50 2022

Maxus G50

The Maxus G50 is an eight-seater midsize MPV. In the Philippine market, this model is available in four different variants. There’s the G50 Comfort, the G50 Pro, the G50 Elite, and the top-spec G50 Premium. These range in price from Php 948,000 to Php 1,338,000. 

Under the hood, the G50 gets two engine options. The entry-level comfort uses a 1.3-liter turbo ineline-3 engine capable of making up to 161 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. The Pro, Elite, and Premium meanwhile, come standard with a 1.5-liter inline-4 turbo mill that can produce up to 167 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. 

The Comfort variant then uses a five-speed manual gearbox, meanwhile, the 1.5-liter inline-4 variants uses a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. 

Locally, the Maxus G50 competes against the likes of the Toyota Innova. It also goes against other seven-seater models sold locally like the Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander cross, Suzuki Ertiga, Geely Okavango, etc. 

₱ 948,000 - ₱ 1,338,000

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