AC Industrials, an Ayala Company adds a new automotive brand to its portfolio: Maxus. The commercial vehicle brand with British origins, Maxus finally arrives after its vehicles were spotted doing extensive testing around the country. Initially, they are bringing in the G10 family MPV and the V80 van.
As the sixth brand under the AC Industrials’ wing which includes Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, Kia, and KTM, Maxus is the commercial vehicle brand of SAIC Motor—the world’s tenth largest automotive company. The logo, a combination of three triangles represent the brand’s pillars of technology, confidence, and progress.
The Maxus V80 van comes in three versions starting with the V80 Flex. Designed primarily as a light-duty commercial vehicle, the 3-seater V80 Flex features a cargo space of 6.9 cubic meters and a payload capacity of 1.1 tons. With dual rear swing doors and a single side sliding door, it can load and unload cargo with ease.
For those looking to haul people more than cargo, there’s the V80 Transport and V80 Comfort. The former, features an 18-seater configuration while the latter has 13 seats. Regardless, both of these models boast of space and convenience making trips, no matter how long, more comfortable.
All V80 models come powered by a 2.5-liter CRDi engine with 136 horsepower and 330 Nm of torque. Meeting Euro 4 emissions requirements, they are available solely with a 6-speed manual. All models also benefit from dual SRS airbags, and ABS with EBD. The high-trim Comfort level adds an electric step board for easy ingress and rear parking sensors for improved maneuverability.
The suggested retail price of the V80 is as follows:
- V80 Flex – P 1,190,000
- V80 Transport – P 1,288,000
- V80 Comfort – P 1,570,000
Inside, G10 boasts of 6 Captain’s Seats (9-seater capacity in total) as well as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a rear 220-volt power supply. And with a Double Layer Welding Technology, ABS with EBD, and front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera, it makes for one safe family ride.
Powering the G10 is a Peugeot-sourced 1.9-liter CRDi engine making 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Also Euro 4 compliant, it’s mated to a 6-speed automatic making it a truly convenient drive. Furthermore, it gets front and rear disc brakes as well as a comfort-oriented suspension with front MacPherson Struts and rear five-link coil springs.
Greeting Filipino buyers, the Maxus G10 will be available at a special introductory price offer of P 1,680,000 (regular price is P 1,790,000).
The first Maxus dealership is located at 833 Sheridan Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City and will start its formal operations by June 15, 2019. Maxus will also engage in their first road show beginning this June 17-23 at Lucky Chinatown Mall and July 15-21 at Double Dragon Plaza.