2021 Maxus D60 makes PH debut with starting price of P1.148-million

Updated Feb 05, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Maxus Philippines joins the crossover SUV game.

Maxus Philippines has launched the 2021 D60, a compact crossover SUV that will rival the likes of the Honda CR-V, Chery Tiggo 8, Geely Okavango, among others. The 2021 D60 is also Maxus PH's first crossover SUV offering.  

At first glance, the 2021 Maxus D60 bears an eye-catching, modern design that is said to be inspired by a tarantula. Its front end is dominated by a wide octagonal grille with a cobweb pattern, flanked by a pair of sharp-looking LED headlamps. The new Maxus SUV also rides on 18-inch alloy wheels (Elite variant). 

A picture of the Maxus D60

The 2021 Maxus D60

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. It handles terrain with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension, and a multi-link independent rear end.  

A picture of the Maxus D60's side

The Maxus D60 from the side

The 2021 D60 gets two variants, the Elite and the Pro. One of the significant differences between the two is that the top-spec Elite can carry up to seven occupants, while the Pro can only seat five. The is because the latter lacks a third-row, but offers loads of cargo space. The tops-spec Elite also has automatic folding side mirrors and front parking sensors.

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A picture of the Maxus D60's interior

Inside the Maxus D60

Moving over to interior amenities, both variants are equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Occupants are kept comfortable by a manual air-conditioning system with rear vents, and the driver has access to cruise control. The Maxus D60 also has a keyless entry with a push to start button but only for the Elite variant.

For safety, the D60 comes standard with dual front and side airbags, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold, stability control, a tire pressure monitor, ISOFIX, among others.

A picture of the Maxus D60's rear end

Check out the D60's rear end

At its release, the Maxus D60 Elite 1.5T is priced at Php 1,258,000, while the Maxus D60 1.5T Pro can be had for Php 1,148,000. For more details about the all-new Maxus D60, keep reading here on Philkotse.com

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Maxus D60

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 announced its plans to offer the D60 locally. The Maxus D60 is a seven-seater midsize SUV that’s based on the Tarantula Electric SUV Concept, which SAIC Maxus previewed at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.  In its home market of China, the D60 is offered in a choice of 5- and 7-seater variants. There’s even a six-seater version that features second-row captain’s chairs. However, once it gets launched in the Philippines, the seven-seater variant will most likely be the model that Maxus PH will offer.

Price to be announced

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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