Chinese vehicle importer Maxus Philippines is one of the car brands in the local market that has been continuously expanding its model lineup. After launching the G50 MPV, Maxus PH is setting its sights on entering the midsize SUV segment as it launched the D60. The Maxus D60 is offered in two variants, Elite and Pro. The Maxus D60 Pro variant comes with seats that can accommodate up to seven people. Under the hood, the Maxus D60 shares the same 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine that delivers 167 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Power is then managed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Maxus D60 is a vehicle that took design cues from the Tarantula Electric SUV Concept, which SAIC Maxus previewed at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The Philippine-spec Maxus D60 is be offered with a seven-seater or five-seater configuration. The new Maxus D60 comeptes with segment rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Chery Tiggo 8, Geely Okavango, among others.
The exterior of the Maxus D60 is aggressive, bold, and striking. The front end is fitted with a massive grille that’s integrated with chrome trims. One of the things that you’ll also notice on the D60 is its muscular bumper. Turning at the side, the D60’s muscular appeal continues to be seen through its wide wheel arches as well as sharp character lines. On the other hand, the rear comes with sleek design cues as seen on the D60’s taillights and spoiler. Moreover, the D60’s bold look is finished off with a large bumper.
Inside, the Maxus D60 comes with a dark interior theme. The top-spec Elite variant features leather seats while the Pro trim has fabric seats. Both variants of the Maxus D60 is fitted with an 8-inch infotainment system as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The D60 Elite variant offers seating up to seven indivduals while the Pro trim only comes with a five-seater setup.
Tech & Safety
The Maxus D60 is fitted with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen that offers Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a reverse camera, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and a push start button. The D60 also features several safety features that you would expect from a modern crossover SUV. Among the safety features integrated to the vehicle are: dual front and side airbags, stability control, a tire pressure monitor, Electronic Stabilisation Program, Parking Sensor, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel, and ISOFIX.
Platform & Chassis
The Maxus D60 comes with a MacPherson suspension at the front while it has a Multi-link independent suspension at the back. In terms of braking power, the D60 comes with ventilated discs at the front while solid discs at the back.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood, the Maxus D60 shares the same 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine that’s found on the G50 MPV. At the most, it can make up to 167 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Power is then managed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.