The SAIC Motor's Maxus D90 will be on Chinese roads in October, aimed at the middle- and high-end SUV market. Here are live images of the D90, courtesy PCauto.com.cn.
The SAIC Maxus D90, called the LDV D90 in Australia, utilises the same ladder-frame chassis for its basis as the T60 pickup. The Maxus D90 is 5,005 mm long, 1,932 mm wide and 1,875 mm tall, and has a 2,950 mm-long wheelbase. SAIC Maxus calls it a "full-size intelligent customisable SUV", and almost rightly so. It is large, although not as big as an actual full-size Cadillac Escalade, and has many clever features and a variety of customisation options.
360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking are among the technologies in the D90. Besides, the 'intelligent-connected' system jointly developed by SAIC Motor and Alibaba Group, accessed via the 12.3-inch dash-top screen, enables functions such as auto payments, online music, online navigation, remote control, voice interaction, and interaction with sports cameras, drones and balance bikes. Customisation options include nine exterior colours, four radiator grilles, ten wheel choices with sizes ranging from 17-21 inch, three interior colour schemes and a selection of exhaust tips.
The Maxus D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as standard. It produces 165 kW (224 PS) and 360 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Availability of a four-wheel drive system is mentioned. The D90 has a fuel consumption rating of 11.24 km/l.
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