Maxus Philippines adds a pickup range to its current line-up of commercial vehicles with the introduction of the T60 4×2 Pro and T60 4×4 Elite.
The T60 is classified as a midsize pickup, and is the longest and widest in its class, allowing varied requirements of cargo and passenger transport. The T60 is powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger and drive mode select that is mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission generating maximum power of 150Ps at 3,400rpm and maximum torque of 360Nm at 1,600-2,800rpm—sufficient push and pull for a pickup.
Standard features of the T60 include an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink, rear camera and rear sensors, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, rear air conditioning vents plus a wading depth of 800mm. The 4×4 Elite comes with the following additional features: LED headlamps and DRLs, electronic stabilisation program, power driver seat adjustments, push start ignition, automatic air conditioning, and a larger 10-inch monitor for its infotainment system.
In terms of safety, the T60 comes standard with tire pressure monitoring system, front airbags, ISOFIX seats, and immobilizer.
The T60 is one of the few models in the pick-up segment with a 5 year warranty (or 100,000 kms, whichever comes first). Moreover, the aftersales services are set to the “maximum” with a periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule of the first 5,000 kms and every succeeding 15,000 kms or once a year, whichever comes first. This is more convenient and more cost-efficient compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval. Maxus Philippines also offers a 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, a pick-up and delivery service for customers, and on-site servicing for corporate fleet accounts. The Maxus T60 models are offered at special introductory prices of PHP 948,000 for the 4×2 Pro MT, PHP 1,028,000 for the 4×2 Pro AT, and PHP 1,278,000 for the 4×4 Elite AT Available colors are agate red, lava gray, and blanc white for the T60 4×2 Pro, and olive green and aurora silver for the T60 4×4 Elite. Obsidian black is available for both variants.
At the launch, Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. president Felipe Estrella said during the program, ”On June 5, 2019, AC Motors, the automotive distribution and retail group of Ayala subsidiary AC Industrials, introduced locally the Maxus brand. From then on, the Filipino motorists got to know and experience Maxus’ 124 years of British heritage, British expertise and British excellence in the global commercial vehicle category. Moreover, the T60 pickup is produced by SAIC Motor which ranked among the top 10 automakers globally selling more than 7 million units in 2018. This is a testament to the global scale and acceptance of SAIC.”
Maxus Philippines’ general manager Reginald See highlighted, “The addition of the T60 pickup to our growing model lineup strengthens our market foothold on the Light Commercial Vehicles’ category in the country as we now have virtually the entire range of models for business and lifestyle requirements—transporting people, cargo, or a combination of both in any road condition. More importantly, the T60 is packed with features at an entry level price.The pricing for the T60 highlights Maxus Philippines’ efforts to make a world class, feature packed and safe pickup be affordable for our customers.”
For more information about Maxus Philippines’ T60 4×2 Pro and 4×4 Elite, log on to www.maxus.com.ph. Like and follow Maxus Philippines’ Facebook page and Instagram account (@maxusph). Maxus showrooms are located in Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Taguig South, Cebu and Iloilo.