Maxus G50 MPV: A compact for a subcompact price
MANILA: Maxus Philippines today digitally unveiled the G50, a compact eight-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), which now takes its place as the fourth vehicle in the British heritage brand’s local lineup.
In a release, the company said that the G50 features “modern design, spacious interior, superior features, and value-for-money pricing across the compact and subcompact MPV segments.” It positions the MPV for “young entrepreneurs and up-and-coming corporate managers who need not just an all-in-one vehicle, but also a ‘more-in-one’ MPV.”
But perhaps the strongest point that Maxus driving across is the G50’s pricing relative to its segment competition. “The G50 is loaded with features that other compact MPVs do not have with an attractive price that will rival most sub-compact MPVs,” said Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. President Felipe Estrella in a speech.
The executive added that they expect the G50 and the previously launched T60 pickup to comprise the largest slice of Maxus Philippines sales.
Coming in three variants, the G50 is priced as follows: 1.5 Turbo DCT Pro (P1.088 million), 1.5 Turbo DCT Elite (P1.168 million), and the 1.5 Turbo DCT Premium (P1.288 million).
Powered by a 1.5-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine, the MPV sports across the range a reverse camera, park distance control, keyless entry, push-start button, electronic stabilization program, and electronic parking brake with auto hold. The Premium and Elite variants get a 12-inch infotainment system screen, 360-degree view camera, and leather seats; the Premium receives a panoramic sunroof, mobile wireless charging, LED headlights, and power tailgate.
During the virtual press launch, AC Industrials CEO Arthur Tan described the G50 as a “game changer,” in a “very special niche.” He added that Maxus may not be as well known in this country, but the 124-year-old brand is produced by SAIC, the largest car manufacturer in China. “(They) get to produce vehicles in the most advanced car manufacturing facilities in the world. Testament (to this) is the warranty period, and the quality of the product – something that everybody, I hope, would be able to see and appreciate.”
The executive pointed to “changing transportation needs” of the country, and how auto brands need to deliver the “right product, right service, and right customer experience.”
According to Maxus Philippines, the G50 1.5 Turbo DCT Pro comes in Warm White, Warm Argent, Metal Black and Water Blue; the G50 1.5 Turbo DCT Elite in Roland Purple, Polar Ash, and Warm White, plus the Deep Golden exclusive to the variant. The G50 1.5 Turbo DCT Premium is also available in Roland Purple, Polar Ash, and Warm White.
The MPV is backed by a five-year/100,000-km warranty (whichever comes first), plus 24/7 emergency roadside assistance and on-site servicing for corporate fleet accounts.
For more information, visit www.maxus.com.ph. Like and follow Maxus Philippines’ Facebook page and Instagram account at @maxusph. Maxus showrooms are located on Sheridan in Greenfield District Mandaluyong, Quezon Avenue along Quezon City, Pedro Cayetano Boulevard in Taguig South, Madrigal Business Park in Alabang, North Reclamation Area in Cebu City, Mandurriao in Iloilo City, Araneta St. in Bacolod City, and Pueblo in Cagayan de Oro City.
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