Maxus set to debut in Nepal with the T60 pickup

Maxus is set to enter Nepal with the launch of a new lifestyle pickup–the T60. The mid-size pickup comes with a double cabin layout and it is powered by a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine. The T60 will be offered in a two- or four-wheel drive system.

Design

The T60 gets a traditional double-cabin pickup design. The front fascia features a large grille with a brand’s logo at the centre that extends to the LED headlamps. And at the rear, the pickup gets LED tail lamps. The pickup’s other exterior features are its roof rails, fog lights, DRLs, automatic mirrors, four cargo tie-down points, mud flaps for all the wheel arches, rain-sensing window wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Inside, the double-cabin pickup comes with a seating capacity of up to five persons with an open cargo bed capacity of 1188-litres. The seats are leather upholstered; the driver seat is six-way adjustable and the passenger seat is four-way adjustable. The pickup’s other interior features are its leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted control and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

Engine 

The T60 is powered by a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine–mated to a six-speed automatic transmission–that generates a peak power of 150 hp and a peak torque of 360 Nm. The mid-size pickup comes with three drive modes: Eco, Normal, and Power. The Power mode offers optimum performance and Eco and Normal modes are best suited for urban rides.

Specifications

SpecificationsT60
Engine2.8 litre, turbocharged
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement2776 cc
Peak power150 hp
Peak torque360 Nm
Transmission6-speed automatic 
Drive systemTwo wheel-drive or four wheel-drive
Fuel tank capacity75 L
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance215 mm
Water wading capacity550 mm
Payload capacity 815 kg

Features

The T60 comes with notable features such as an automatic AC, keyless entry and start, push-start button, height-adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, and automatic climate control, among others.

As for safety, the pickup gets four airbags, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESP, ISOFIX child seat tethers, hill start-assist system, traction-control system, electronic brake assist, rear parking sensor, and reverse camera. 

Maxus T60 price In Nepal

Paramount Motors, the official distributors, hasn’t revealed the launch date and pricing for the T60 yet. However, Nepalis can expect it to cost around Rs 80 lakh–competing with Isuzu Hi-Lander, Foton Tunland DC, and JAC T8. 

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