Ayala-owned AC Motors isn’t showing any sign of slowing down as it enters 2021 with a brand-new model for Maxus Philippines.
Joining the G10, G50 V80, and G50 vans and the T60 pickup, the all-new Maxus D60 stands as the fifth model in the range of British-bred vehicles, ready to offer compact crossover value at subcompact pricing. Even better, buyers have an option to go for either a five-seater Pro variant or max it out with the top-spec Elite trim that seats seven.
Design-wise, the Maxus D60 offers a trendy design, led by its wide gaping grille that features an intricate design dubbed as Maxus Tarantula Concept. The seven-seat Elite variant is equipped with LED lighting, 18-inch alloys, and power-folding mirrors, while the five-seat Pro makes do with halogens and 17-inch alloys. However, a rear spoiler is standard on both trim levels.
The new Maxus D60 comes in six 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).
Inside, the two D60 variants are pretty much aligned with both having rear A/C vents, while tech toys such as electronic parking brake with brake hold, cruise control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth, six speakers, rear parking sensors and camera, tire pressure monitoring system, and power-adjustable side mirrors are also present.
The Elite variant, however, comes with extra front parking sensors, leatherette seats, and keyless entry with engine push start. Safety is taken care of by front and side airbags, as well as Electronic Stability Control.
Under the hood, the D60 is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine that makes a healthy 167hp and 250Nm of torque. It’s mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends the power to the front wheels.
Maxus pegs the D60 compact crossover with subcompact pricing, with the Pro variants selling for P1,148,000 while the D60 1.5T Elite is priced at P1,258,000.
Maxus Philippines this 2021
Along with the launch of the D60 comes Maxus’ announcement of five upcoming dealerships to add to the current eight. These showrooms are expected to be built by the end of the year.
Maxus also promises 5-point VehiCare Programs that make vehicle ownership five times more convenient and affordable. These programs include a 5-year (100,000-km) warranty; a 5-year free Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA); Parts Management System with 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 five years.
More importantly, Maxus projects a 5-fold sales growth this year, which could come from the other new models that the company will introduce within 2021.