Maxus will be introducing its first-ever SUV called the D90 in China as early as next month. The new Maxus D90 is the company's first ever SUV, following the Maxus G10 MPV.
The Maxus D90 is built on a ladder frame-type chassis, designed to rival the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Coming in at 5,005 mm long, 1,932 mm wide and 1,875 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm, the new Maxus D90 is larger in size than all of its key rivals. Similar to its rivals, the Maxus D90 also features a 2+3+2 seating arrangement.
While the Maxus D90 may be the company's first SUV, exterior design is quite refreshing with a large trapezoid-shaped front grille featured prominently in front. Front headlights and daytime running lights are LED illuminated, while the front fog lights feature a chrome surround. There are also air vents on the sides of the front fog lights that supposedly aids the D90 in high speed stability.
The rear end gets LED illuminated tail lights, while the turn signal and reverse lights are regular bulb types. A rugged looking rear bumper with integrated rear fog lamp completes the Maxus' rear end. A variety of rim sizes are available, ranging from 17 inches all the way up to 21 inches.
Powering the Maxus D90 is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 224 hp and 360 Nm, which is paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Drive is sent to either the rear or all four wheels.
Inside, the Maxus D90 gets two large LCD displays, a 12.3-inch unit for the infotainment system and a 8.0-inch unit for the driver. Apart from that, the Maxus D90 also features an electric parking brake, selectable drive modes (Snow, Mud, Sport, Sand). From these photos, it appears that the Maxus D90 also gets Hill Descent Control, Auto Start/Stop, Lane Departure Warning and heated and ventilated seats.
Maxus vehicles are currently sold in Malaysia via Weststar Maxus. The company recently introduced the Maxus G10 SE, a kitted-up version of their 10-seater MPV.
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