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. With its upcoming launch in the Philippine market, you could expect that the Maxus D60 will be offered with a seven-seater seat configuration. The reason for this is that offering the seven-seat variant of the D60 is the most practical thing to do since those types of vehicles have a large market in the Philippines.
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 two-tone cabin theme of red and black. The instrument cluster is a 12.3-inch LCD digital panel, while the head unit is a massive 14-inch touchscreen display. Moreover, the D60s sold in China come with a wireless charger.
Tech & Safety
China-spec units come fully-loaded with voice commands for climate control and windows, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and even Level 2.5 autonomous driving capability. We should expect that some of the said tech features will make its way on the local-spec Maxus D60.
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
The D60 offered in China is offered in a pair of turbocharged gasoline engine choices. There’s a 1.3-liter engine that makes 166 hp and 230 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that drives the front wheels. On the other hand, the more potent powertrain consists of a 1.5-liter engine that develops 166 hp and 250 Nm of torque that’s connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.