Maxus Philippines has finally launched the all-new Maxus D60, a crossover SUV that dimensionally sits in between the compact and midsize segments but at a price point that puts it more in line with subcompact SUVs. This puts the Maxus D60 in such a unique position in our market that’s easily attracted to anything with a high driving position and seven seats.
But first, let’s talk about style. The Maxus D60 features a distinct front end with its split-type headlamps and what Maxus calls a ‘cobweb’ grille. Do note, however that LED headlights are only available on the Elite variant. At the sides, Maxus added a distinct chrome window trim that neatly rises to the roof rails for a sleeker appearance. Moving towards the rear, and you’ll see a sleek set of LED taillights that are connected by a LED bar in the middle.
The interior of the Maxus D60 is just as sleek as the exterior. All variants feature an 8-inch touch screen infotainment housed in a sleek center console design. It does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it does have smartphone mirror link that lets you display your phone’s screen into the infotainment system. All variants get an electronic parking brake and rear aircon vents. If you splurge for the Elite variant, buyers get the added benefit of leather seats, power-folding mirrors, smart entry with push-button start and third-row seating.
Under the hood of the Maxus D60 is the same 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine found in the Maxus G50 three-row MPV, which means it produces 169 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
As for safety, the Maxus D60 gets a reverse camera, four airbags, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, tire pressure monitoring system and rear parking sensors. Getting the Elite variant simply adds parking sensors at the front.
The Maxus D60 is now on sale on all Maxus dealers for P1,148,000 for the base Pro variant and P1,258,000 for the top trim Elite.