Published on November 19th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MAXUS T60 Pickup Truck Re-Introduced Due To Slow Sales
Is this a truck that ignites your interest to visit a MAXUS showroom?
This all new MAXUS pickup truck was first introduced in Malaysia in June 2019. At the time, the pickup truck segment in Malaysia was growing and the Japanese brands had a great head start with reliable after-sales and a strong warranty provided. They also had great resale values when compared to Chinese made pickup trucks previously launched in Malaysia.
Big, bold and with a price that looks interesting, this MAXUS T60 at RM99,888 wants to compete with the established and fully loaded with features Ford Ranger XLT Plus (AT) which sells for RM129,888 or the latest aggressive looking Toyota Hilux (AT) which is priced from RM112,888 and lets not forget the dependable Mitsubishi Triton (AT) which you can buy from RM105,999. But it the utterly reliable Isuzu D-Max Type B that gives this T60 a real run for its money as it is priced at RM104,599 which is just RM5,000 more than this Maxus T60 and comes with an award winning 1.9L super efficient engine and an unbeatable reliability record and after sales program. Added to the list of plus points for the Isuzu D-Max (pictured below) is its good resale value and the strong dealer network around the country. So, even though the T60 is priced lower, Isuzu brings more to the table for a pickup owner in Malaysia.
Tackling the average Malaysian pickup truck buyer with some added cabin comfort features, MAXUS needs to show more of its after sales reliability and warranty strength as there is currently a growing concern with Proton X70 buyers (which is the Chinese made Geely SUV) having to wait months for spare parts and updates on the infotainment system.
Rated with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, the MAXUS T60 offers front and rear ventilated disc brakes and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In addition, the MAXUS T60 comes equipped with a Bosch Electronic Stability Program that integrates the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Roll Movement Intervention (RMI) for greater stability and traction at high speeds or in emergency avoidance maneuvers. The RMI recognizes the threat of an impending roll over and intuitively applies the brakes to resist and return control and stability to the vehicle. The vehicle is also fitted with Hill Start Assist Control (HAS) to prevent back rolling and slippage on inclines, and Hill Descent Control (HDC) for steep declines.
The MAXUS T60 is equipped with front and side airbags, automatic headlight adjustment, rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, two ISOFIX anchorage points, and Blind Spot Assist (BSA) on its side mirrors that is activated from 30km/h.
Automatic adjustments in the MAXUS T60 headlights autonomously adjusts the beam level according to road conditions and rotates at intersections and corners in correspondence to steering input to give the driver better visibility. The headlights are also equipped with a follow-me-home function, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and automatic headlight sensing.
The MAXUS T60 has electric adjustable front seats with 6-way adjustments for the driver and 4-way adjustments for the front passenger seats. This MAXUS T60 boasts an overall cargo volume of 1188 litres.
Inside, the MAXUS T60 comes with a multifunction steering wheel with audio control switches and cruise control, and an integrated 10” inch HD infotainment touch screen with Android and Apple Car Play mobile connection. This MAXUS T60 also comes with a push start function, automatic air-conditioning, a luggage rack, a roll cage, side steps, chrome-plated door handles, chrome-plated electric folding mirrors and fog lamps.
Powered by 2.8-litre, 16-valve, DOHC VGT Turbocharged engine, and tuned to Euro 4 emission standards, the MAXUS T60 is rated at 150 brake horse power at 3400rpm with a maximum torque of 360Nm at between 1600 and 2800rpm.
The MAXUS T60 is mated to a 6-speed PUNCH automatic transmission and has a BorgWarner Electronically-Controlled Four-Wheel Drive System that allows it to switch between 2H, 4H and 4L without stopping.
At RM99,888 (without insurance and road tax), the MAXUS T60 comes fitted with 19” inch alloy wheels with Continental 255/55R 19 tyres.
The MAXUS T60 is available in Obsidian Black, Agate Red, Lava Grey, Blanc White, Aurora Silver and Ocean Blue, and for more information, visit your nearest authorized Weststar Maxus dealer or visit the official website at www.weststarmaxus.com.