MG to get a 7-seater SUV, Maxus D90, to India before Diwali 2020.
The manufacturer of the upcoming Hector is planning to rapidly expand its product portfolio in India. The Hector will be followed by a quick launch of the eZS electric SUV this year. MG is also set to launch the Maxus D90 in India before Diwali 2020.
The Maxus D90 is underpinned by a light truck platform and features a ponderous SUV construction. The front fascia is dominated by a massive front cowl, with adaptive LED headlamps and the MG logo right in the centre of an octagonal grille. The SUV sits on massive dual-tone alloys that are available in sizes ranging from 17-inches to 21-inches.
The 7-seater SUV from MG measures 5005 mm in length, 1932 mm in width, 1875 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2950 mm. These huge dimensions translate into bigger cabin space. The China-spec D90 gets cooled and heated seats, 3-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 8-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment system and a 360-degree camera. The India-spec Maxus D90 is expected to come with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX seat mounts and ESP.
In China, MG provides the SUV with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that churns out 224 BHP and 360 Nm of peak torque. This engine gets 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox options. However, for India, the company is working on a diesel engine that will appeal to the Indian masses. The car is expected to come with 4WD and a low-range transfer case for off-road duties.
The MG Maxus D90 comes with seven driving modes, automatic, economy, motion, snow, sand, mud and rock, making it a capable off-roader. Also, the 210 mm of ground clearance is a blessing for off-road surfaces. The top-spec variant of the D90 is expected to be priced around Rs. 30-35 lakhs mark, similar to the pricing in the Australian market. Upon launch, the Maxus D90 will compete against the Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Toyota Fortuner.
MG Maxus D90
– The China-spec SUV is offered with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine
– The car is expected to be launched before Diwali 2020
– The 7-seater SUV comes with seven driving modes
Source – AutocarIndia.com