Ayala-backed Maxus Philippines has entered the fiercely competitive compact SUV market with the launch of its D60 SUV in an online launch last February 5. This marks the first SUV being offered by Maxus following the successful launches of the T60 pickup, the G10 and G50 MPVs, as well as the V80 commercial van.
Maxus Philippines President Felipe Estrella III

“The D60 is what every young and active urban professional expects to see, and feel, in a compact SUV. But because it’s a Maxus, these expectations are well exceeded. The bold and dynamic design perfectly suits modern lifestyle trends, while the power, performance, comfort, and safety features keep its owners and passengers ahead of the curve,” Maxus Philippines President Felipe Estrella said in a statement.

Sporting a design that greatly follows the Tarantula concept SUV, the D60 looks just as aggressive as the namesake animal that gave name to the concept vehicle, sporting a cobweb grille on the front fascia with the logo on the centre which reflects that. Complimenting the sharp looking front and rear fascias are sleek, clean lines on the side, which makes the car quite a looker.
Inside is no different as well, as the D60 sports a black leather clad interior and an abundance of high tech features, such as the touch screen display (and on both variants too) as well as rear air conditioning.
Powering the D60 is a 1.5 litre turbocharged inline 4 cylinder that produces 170 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 250Nm of torque, mated to 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Safety features include ESP (electronic stabilization program), EPB (electronic parking brake) with auto hold, cruise control, front dual and side airbags, reverse camera, a tire pressure monitoring system, and rear park distance control (PDC), with the Elite variant getting a front PDC as well.
Even with abundance of features, Maxus priced the D60 1.5T Pro at Php1,148,000 while the D60 1.5T Elite at Php1,258,000. While the Pro variant can seat up to 5 people, the Elite variant will seat up to 7 people.
“The Maxus D60 launch is also our way of starting 2021 hopeful and with excitement. After a truly difficult 2020, it’s refreshing and encouraging to behold a new, confident-looking SUV taking to the streets claiming the infinitely exciting possibilities the future holds,” Estrella added.
The company announced that there will be five new models that will be launched later this year following the launch of the D60.

Book a home test drive now, and feel the Max difference in a Maxus.

Log on to www.maxus.com.ph, or call the Maxus dealerships nearest you: Sheridan in Greenfield district in Mandaluyong at (02) 8858-5823 or (0995) 945-9225; Quezon Avenue along Quezon City at (02) 8858-5818 or (0995) 945-9225; Pedro Cayetano Boulevard in Taguig South at (02) 7219-9240 or (0905) 999-0160 or (0925) 810-8012; Madrigal Business Park in Alabang at (02) 8558-5828 or (0916) 994-8113 or (0926) 035-6904; North Reclamation Area in Cebu City at (032) 517-8226 or (0936) 385-7671 or (0917) 544-5440; Mandurriao in Iloilo City at (033) 331-2622 or (0917) 137-4914 or (0995) 447-8427; Araneta St. in Bacolod City at (034) 435-7575 or (0909) 144-9111; and Pueblo in Cagayan de Oro City at (0995) 355-9400.

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Words by Alain Geronimo

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