MG Motor is eyeing to dominate the SUV space in the country. After launching the Hector, it is all prepared to bring the eZS SUV, which will be company’s first electric offering in India. However, its R&D team seems to be working upon the next set of launches already. Recently, a test mule of the Maxus D90 was spotted testing. It is expected to be launched later in 2020.
New MG Maxus D90 is a full sized SUV which offers 3 rows of seating. It measures 5,005mm in length, 1,875mm in height and 1,932mm in width. Its wheelbase measures 2,950mm. It basically is a Toyota Fortuner / Ford Endeavour competitor, in terms of size and capability.
In international markets the Maxus D90 comes with a 2 litre petrol motor which dishes out 224hp & 360 Nm of max torque. It is offered with 2 transmission options, a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed torque convertor-based AT. In India,
MG is expected to launch the Maxus D90 with two engine options. The petrol engine will mostly get carried along from international markets, however considering the diesel frenzy customers of large SUVs, MG will mostly include a 2 litre diesel motor as well (the same unit which does duty on the Hector too, however in a different calibration).
India will be the first country where the Maxus D90 will be offered with a diesel engine. The India-bound SUV will also get a Four Wheel Drive option and will come along with a low-range transfer case. It will also come packed with 7 different driving modes, offering more options to the driver to choose the apt one. The 7 driving modes include Snow, Mud, Rock, Sandy, Economy, Automatic and Motion.
Just like the Hector, the D90 will also be a feature rich SUV. It will mostly get a large 12.3 inch touchscreen infotainment unit which will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a host of connected car tech. It will also get an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a large panoramic sunroof, 3-zone climate control, heated/cooled seats and a lot more.
MG might modify the Maxus D90 slightly to make it more India-centric. The SUV could also get a new name once it is launched. However, it is certain that the SUV will be based upon the Maxus D90. Launch is expected to take place in the second half of 2020 and the pricing shall be around the Rs 30 lakh mark. Major competitors of the Maxus D90 will be the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas G4.