The Maxus D60 is a striking-looking midsize SUV, and it has finally landed on our shores. The vehicle looks unlike anything its competition offers, with the automaker positioning it to be a value-for-money contender in its segment.
The variant you see here is the five-seater Pro sporting the Wace Red paint job. This color has deep luster in the finish, working well with the contours of the bodywork, especially in late-afternoon light. The car has a commanding presence on the road thanks to the large front grille and the daytime running lights. The (literally) sharp rear lightbar completes the look of this SUV.
As we mentioned, the Pro comes as a five-seater, offering plenty of comfort and room for passengers in both rows. You’ll find that it’s also up-to-date with modern tech such as a digital gauge cluster and an eight-inch infotainment system that offers a reverse camera with parking sensors. There’s also plenty of space at the back for all your cargo needs.
If you need to carry seven passengers, the Elite is the one you want. This time, all seats are leather-wrapped. Other luxuries reserved for this variant include a push-start system, power folding mirrors, exclusive colors such as Competitive Orange and Polar Ash, LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and what Maxus calls a “Cobweb Design” grille, reminiscent of more upmarket brands like Lexus.
Both trim levels of the D60 come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out a respectable 167hp and 250Nm. Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, this gasoline mill should be more than enough to bring you around the city and get up to speed on the highway with ease. This combination will also allow the D60 to sip fuel and be friendlier on your wallet.
Prices have been pegged at P1,258,000 for the Elite and P1,148,000 for the Pro.
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