A test vehicle resembling Maxus D90 has been spotted in India. The car will probably be MG Motors' Toyota Fortuner Rival in India.
MG has enjoyed massive success in India with its Hector SUV, and MG motors is planning to expand its portfolio by introducing new models in their line-up. The ZS electric SUV has been spied multiple times during testing, and is due for a launch soon and a six-seater variant of the Hector is also in the pipeline. There, however, has been a new development recently, in the form of a new MG test vehicle being spotted in India.
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The vehicle in the spy picture above seems to Maxus D90. Maxus is a brand under SAIC Motor Corporation of China, which is the parent company of MG Motors. The D90 is based on Maxus T90 pickup truck. The car is underpinned by a ladder-frame chassis, which would give this car some serious off-road capability as well. It seems like SIAC will be introducing the Maxus D90 to India after rebadging the car as an MG. Regular readers of IndianAuto.com would remember that the MG Hector is also a rebadged version of the Baojun 530.
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The Maxus D90 is a car of substantial dimensions. The D90 is 5,005mm long and 1,932mm wide. Its height is 1,875mm, its wheelbase is 2,950mm long, and the ground clearance is 210mm high. In comparison, The Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Mahindra Alturas G4, are all noticeably smaller. The MG-badged Maxus D90 will also sport adaptive LED headlamps, dual-tone alloy wheels, and will carry a lot of road presence. On the inside, we expect a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.0-inch digital instrument screen, 360-degree camera, automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof. There will also be a lot of safety equipment on-board, like six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Antilock Brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist.
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The Maxus D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine capable of producing 226 PS and 360 Nm of peak power and peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. For India, MG would probably bring in a diesel engine, probably a 2.0-litre unit. The SUV will probably be priced around the Rs. 30 lakh mark.