On October 17, SAIC Maxus announced that its G70 MPV had started pre-sale in China. The price range has not been officially announced, instead, the brand is offering benefits such as a 2000 yuan (~273 USD) discount and delivery priority for customers who placed a pre-order.
Earlier, the Maxus G70 was declared by the Chinese MIIT. Positioned as a medium-size MPV, the SAIC Maxus G70 measures 4900/1885/1756 (1768) mm, and the wheelbase is 2960 mm. The power comes from a 2.0T engine, mated to a 9AT. The engine has a maximum power of 172 kW and a peak torque of 360 Nm. The top speed is 185 km/h and the fuel consumption is 8.5L/100km.
The car runs on either 17-inch or 18-inch five-spoke petal-shaped rims. The roof has a slight curvature and comes with luggage racks and a sunroof. The door handles adopt the pop-out design, which is uncommon among gasoline-powered vehicles. The electric side sliding doors are also present.
Coming to the front, the large mesh-shaped grille is highly recognizable. There is a through-type light strip below the MAXUS letter logo and is connected to the split headlights on both sides.
At the rear, the taillight design is also highly recognizable, forming an ‘H’ shape. The G70 branding is located at the lower right.
The interior is offered in 6- and 7-seater layouts: 2+1+3 and 2+2+3. It is worth pointing out that the second row of the 6-seater version only has a single seat and that the co-pilot seat can be rotated 180°. Furthermore, the seats are covered in Nappa leather material.
In addition, the dashboard is equipped with a suspended triple-screen consisting of an instrument panel, a central control screen with a built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, and a co-pilot entertainment screen.
In September, SAIC Maxus sold 19,193 vehicles, bringing the cumulative annual sales volume to 161,830 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 5.39%.