MG has another SUV testing in India.
Maxus D90 is a ladder-frame SUV.
Will compete with the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Will be rebadged for India.
The MG Maxus D90 has a lot of features to offer.
MG’s Hector has been a good seller for the brand in India, despite it being an unfamiliar brand. It’s next product, the ZS all-electric SUV, is also scheduled for a launch soon. Its probable third product for the Indian market has been spotted testing recently.
Maxus is one of the brands that Chinese brand SAIC owns, just like MG, and it has a full-size SUV called the D90 that is a three-row SUV based on a ladder-frame chassis. The D90 has been spotted testing in India.
Just like the SUVs, it aims to go up against, the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, it is based on a pickup truck. The T60 pickup truck by Maxus lends its chassis, suspension, and driveline to the D90.
The D90 is a large vehicle, measuring just over 5 meters long, just under 2 meters wide, and nearly 1.9 meters tall. Its wheelbase stands at 2950 mm. It will be powered by either a petrol or a diesel engine displacing 2 liters with four cylinders with turbocharging.
The petrol generates 223 bhp and 360 Nm, while the diesel makes 175 bhp and 400 Nm. Both a manual and an automatic gearbox will be an offer, each of which will have six speeds. A four-wheel-drive system will be on the options list, but we’re unsure if the D90 will offer both an automatic gearbox as well as an all-wheel-drive at launch.
The MG Hector has set expectations as far as features are concerned at MG, and the D90 will not disappoint. It will have a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, a large eight-inch instrument cluster, three-zone climate control, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and an audio system with 12 speakers.
The D90’s styling won’t change much for the Indian market, other than to accommodate the MG badging instead of Maxus.
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