This is the production version of the Shanghai Maxus D90 SUV, looking very similar to last year’s concept. Grille is hugely impressive, with a lot of shine and a big Maxus badge in the middle. The D90 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese auto market in Q3.
Shanghai Maxus is a brand under the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).
SAIC bought Maxus from the British LDV Group in 2010. The Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011, and the Maxus G10 followed in 2014. The V80 is purely a commercial vehicle, the G10 is a large semi-commercial MPV of the kind airport-taxi companies like to use. The G90 will be the brand’s first real passenger car. It is very well possible that the platform will also be used for similar-sized SUV’s for SAIC’s the Roewe and MG brands.
A nice interior with a digital instrument panel and a large 12 inch touch screen. Lots of leather in various patterns and small dark-wood panels in the doors.
The Shanghai Maxus D90 will be powered by a 2.0 turbo with 224hp and 360nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic ‘box sending horses to all wheels.
Maxus will offer a five, a six, and a seven-seat variant of the D90.
Heavily chromed window strip on the D-pillar, morphing nicely into the roof line, topped up by the roof rails. Rear lights are large and very red. Pipes neatly integrated in the mud guard.
The grille is so large that there isn’t any space for the lights anymore. Almost.