For many new car buyers, a sport-utility vehicle makes a lot of sense. It combines the comfort and the ease of driving of an agile runabout with the space and the high ground clearance of a utility vehicle. And while the utility of an SUV can’t be valued highly enough, it must be said that a vehicle’s design and how it makes its passengers feel all too often influence the purchasing decision.
Everybody wants to drive a beautiful machine. And in this, the Maxus D60 immediately makes an impact. Launched just last February, the D60 immediately made an impression with its European-inspired styling characterized by flowing curves and the unique Maxus grille design based on the Tarantula concept SUV. This is flanked by full LED split-matrix headlights that flow back into the rear LED diamond taillights. If first impressions are the most important, then the svelte D60 certainly scores a point or two.
Inside, the cabin is also a pleasure to stay in for road trips with its piano-black accents, soft padded dashboard, and elegant instrumentation. For those who want the full suite of luxury and conveniences, the seven-seat Elite is the way to go with its keyless entry, push-start system, leather upholstery, LED daytime running lights, and third-row bench seat.
That third-row seat is split 50:50 with recline and fold-flat functions to let you quickly switch between cargo- and people-hauling duties. The second-row seat, meanwhile, is split 60:40 and can also be adjusted for recline along with a center armrest and an “Easy Entry” function for the row behind. For families that don’t need the extra utility of a third row, the five-seat Pro offers a reclining second-row bench seat that is split 60:40 and has a center armrest. Front and rear air-conditioning vents ensure that all passengers are comfortable even during hot and humid days.
But looks can only go so far. These have to be backed up by compelling figures.
Accordingly, the D60’s turbocharged and intercooled direct-injected 1.5-liter gasoline engine punches out 167hp and 250Nm. This Euro 6-compliant unit is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The combination of a torquey, small-displacement motor with an advanced transmission blesses the driver with excellent performance and fuel efficiency.
The D60 also has the underpinnings to match with fully independent suspension, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, and 17/18-inch (Pro/Elite) alloy wheels.
Whether you choose the Elite or the Pro, the D60 comes fully equipped with all the features you expect of an urban SUV. The audio system is USB and Bluetooth-compatible, and comes with an eight-inch touchscreen display. The multifunctional steering wheel is equipped with cruise control. No compromises are made with regard to safety as the vehicle has front and side airbags, an electronic stability program, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, front and rear parking sensors (Elite), a reversing camera, an immobilizer, and even a tire pressure monitoring system.
Whether you choose the Elite or the Pro, the D60 comes fully equipped with all the features you expect of an urban SUV
To further ease concerns about reliability and serviceability, Maxus offers an impressive five-year (or 100,000km) warranty, along with a free five-year membership to its 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance program. Maxus’s growing dealer network also offers not only on-site and virtual product support, but also home service or pick-up and delivery to make owning your D60 as convenient and worry-free as possible.
And now, the kicker. For all of these features and style, a Maxus D60 only costs P1,148,000 for the five-seat Pro and P1,258,000 for the seven-seat Elite. That’s a lot of value packed in a stylish vehicle that will turn heads wherever you go.
At a time when choosing your next vehicle should be about the one that not only gets you excited, but also promises to be a pleasure to own and maintain for the years to come, the D60 makes a strong case to go with Maxus.
The automaker is currently offering “Zero Down Payment” and “Zero Cash Out” promos for select models including the D60. This promo is in partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank, and is valid until August 31, 2021. Click here for more information or simply contact your preferred Maxus dealership.
This branded article was produced in partnership with Maxus Philippines.