Published on November 20th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Maxus T60 Pickup Truck Coming to Malaysia
This is the all new Maxus T60, a stylish looking double cab pickup truck coming to Malaysia under the Weststar guardianship. It made its public debut a few days ago at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show. The T60 features in impressive large grille, large side view mirrors, heavy-load roof rails, and large front and rear lamps.
Maxus is a brand under the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), the company that also owns the MG and Roewe brands. SAIC bought Maxus from the British LDV Group in 2010. The Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011, and the Maxus G10 followed in 2014. Earlier this year the brand debuted the D90, a concept previewing an SUV.
The T60 is aimed at the fast growing pickup truck market and the cabin clearly shows its intention to compete head-on with the big boys from Japan.
There will be three engines available: a a 1.8 petrol with 133hp, a 2.0 petrol and a 2.8 turbo VGT diesel with 150hp and 360nm. Options include a 5-speed MT for the farmers, 6-speed MT for the urban working driver, and a must have 6-speed AT for the urban warrior family vehicle. The base models will be RWD 2×2 and there will also be a 4×4 workhorse.