Following the recent launch of the Maxus G50 MPV is the D60, which will soon reach Philippine shores and serve as a worthy competitor in the compact crossover segment. Apart from its stylish profile, this crossover shall boast in terms of features, therefore, attracting a number of prospective buyers leaning towards its segment.
The brand may be a bit of a fresh in the local automotive industry, although its determination is quite evident. Now, talking about the D60, it is categorized as a compact crossover, however, its size measures quite larger than most of its competitors. Surprisingly, the length extends by about 4,720mm, which is actually the same size as a first-generation Toyota Fortuner. That said, its length does reach the midsize territory already, making it an exceptional competitor in its class.
Its length should translate to better cabin space, plus, it should be apple to accommodate extra seats in the third row. Aside from the 5-seat setup, the compact crossover will be made available in a 7-seat configuration which should be a plus for larger families out there. Though unconfirmed yet, the locally specced Maxus D60 might get a humongous 14-inch infotainment display along with a 12.3-inch full LCD digital instrument panel.
We’re still unsure with its powertrain, however, in China the Maxus D60 is made available in two engine options. One would be a 1.3-liter engine that puts out 161 hp and 230 Nm of torque. The said mill is then paired with only a 6-speed manual. There's also a more spirited 1.5-liter turbo that makes 169 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This engine is then mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. An all-wheel-drive option might also be open to our market.
Pricing and launch date have not been disclosed just yet. We may have to wait for further information with regard to this model. Therefore, do stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for some juicy updates.