The MG Maxus D90 7-seater SUV is likely to be launched before Diwali 2020
MG Motor India is all set to launch the much-awaited Hector 5-seater premium SUV in June 2019. The company has already confirmed that it will launch the all-electric eZS SUV and the 7-seater Hector in the 2019 and 2020 respectively. A new media report claims that MG will launch the Maxus D90 7-seater SUV in India before Diwali 2020.
The Maxus D90 will directly rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the Skoda Kodiaq. Based on a light truck platform, the D90 sits above 5 meter in length. In terms of proportions, the Maxus D90 is 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width, 1,875mm in height and 2,950mm of wheelbase. The SUV will be the biggest in its category.
Some of the design highlights include adaptive LED headlamps, chrome-studded hexagonal grille, skid plate, massive ground clearance, and large dual-tone alloy wheels ranging from 17-inchers o 21-inchers. The Maxus D90 is currently on sale under the SAIC nameplate. The India-spec model is expected to carry a different nameplate, though the design and interior will be similar to the Chinese sibling. Also See – MG to launch 5 new cars in India in the next 2 years
The MG Maxus D90 will come with a feature-rich interior. The Chinese-spec model is equipped with features like a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment with smartphone connectivity, an 8-inch digital instrument console, 3-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera and many more. The India-spec Maxus D90 is expected to get six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill launch assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts and others. The International-spec model also comes equipped with high-end features like autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and the automatic parking function.
The Chinese-spec D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 224bhp and 360Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. The report claims that MG is working on a diesel variant of the SUV for the Indian market. The SUV will come with a four-wheel-drive option and a low-range transfer case, and a large 210mm of ground clearance. The SUV also gets 7 different drive modes – Automatic, Economy, Motion, Snow, Sandy, Mud and Rock.