MG Motor India will launch a re-badged Maxus D90 SUV under its own umbrella late next year, the new model has been visualized in a new speculative rendering
MG Motor India is about to start its Indian offensive with the launch of the MG Hector, a Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass rival that is based on the Baojun 530. The new entrant to the Indian car market has even planned the launch of a handful of other new models, which include the MG eZS and a re-badged Maxus D90. A new rendering has imagined the latter.
The Maxus D90 is its company’s first SUV ever. Basically, Maxus is one of the many brands owned by SAIC, which is also the owner of Morris Garage (MG). Its maiden SUV is a derivative of the T60 pickup truck and uses the same ladder-on-frame architecture. The MG-badged SUV for India will look a lot like the Chinese donor.
However, like the MG Hector, it will have a different front grille and some different soft parts. In India, it will lock horns with the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Mahindra Alturas G4.
The Maxus D90 features a bold exterior that gives it a huge street presence. The front-end gets a distinct radiator grille that is flanked by sleek LED headlights. The bumpers feature a faux skid plate each, while there is plenty of chrome trim found on the large SUV. The Chinese model even gets black plastic cladding for a daunting appearance.
In the side profile, the Maxus D90 comes with a choice of alloy wheel options, ranging from 17- to 21-inch in diameter. On the inside, the SUV offers a spacious cabin. The large SUV measures a massive 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width and 1,875 mm in height. It has got a wheelbase of 2,950 mm, while the cabin offers enough space for 7 adult occupants.
The Maxus D90 comes with a long list of equipment, which includes Adaptive LED headlights, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, 12-speaker sound system, three-zone climate control, six airbags, 8-inch driver information display, 360-degree view camera and 8-way power driver’s seat with 4-way lumbar support and massage, heating ventilation and memory functions for the front seats.
The Maxus D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 225 PS and a peak torque of 360 Nm. Also, the SUV will soon receive a 2.0-litre turbo diesel motor that offers 177 PS and 400 Nm. Both the motors are likely to make it to the MG-badged spin-off. When launched, the new model could cost up to Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom).