SAIC has developed a new diesel powertrain which will be used in Maxus and new Hector in India.

MG Maxus D90 Front
The new full-size SUV from MG will get in-house 2.0-litre diesel

With the immediate success of the Hector in India, MG Motor is planning big for its future in the country. The carmaker is ready to introduce their first EV in January the MG ZS EV.

One of the most anticipated products from MG now is the Maxus D90 full-size SUV which will compete with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas, etc.

SAIC has developed a new in-house 2.0-litre diesel engine. This engine will be offered with the MG Maxus in India. It will also be powering the 2022 MG Hector. The FCA sourced diesel engine in the Hector won’t be used after the introduction of MG’s in-house developed diesel.

The Maxus D90 is a huge SUV weighing 2.4 tonnes. Globally it is offered with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 224 HP and 360 Nm. The FCA sourced diesel motor won’t be suitable for this huge SUV with 170 HP and 350 Nm.

The new 2.0-litre oil burner from SAIC is twin-turbocharged that produces 218 HP and 480 Nm. This motor will offer good performance with the Maxus D90, which is expected to launch in India by 2020-21. It is likely to be priced around Rs. 27-35 lakhs.

MG In-House 2.0 Diesel

– Upcoming MG Maxus to get in-house 2.0-litre diesel in India
– The new Hector will also get the same oil burner
– FCA sourced diesel motor will be discontinued

MG Hector Specs
The 2022 Hector will also get the same 2.0-litre diesel in India

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