The launch included the new Maxus V80, as well as all-new V90 (Deliver 9), the G50 MPV and the D60 mid-size SUV.
Auto Class cars, the authorized general distributor of Maxus in Qatar, launched new Maxus vehicles that adds great value to its portfolio in Qatar. The launching ceremony took place at Auto Class Cars showroom at Salwa Road and attended by HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Managing Director- Auto at Nasser Bin Khaled group, Mr. Hesham Al-Sahn, General Manager of Auto Class Cars, Mr. Karim Monir, Head of Marketing and Communications, Mr. Tamer Abdallah, Maxus Brand manager in Qatar, along with media representatives.
The launch included the new 12-seater bus Maxus V80 , and three all-new vehicles which are introduced for the first time in Qatar: 16-seater bus Maxus V90, the G50 MPV compact vehicle, and the seven-seater mid-size D60 SUV.
This launch is part of Auto Class Cars and Maxus expansion plan in Qatar that aims to meet the increasing demand on reliable and eco-friendly transport solutions.
HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Managing Director- Auto, Nasser Bin Khaled group said: “Auto Class Cars is proud today to launch four new vehicles from the renowned brand Maxus. The brand is globally known for its reliability and sustainability, and its response to customers’ needs whether for individual use, family use or transportation. This is in line with NBK strategy to bring to Qatar the best and latest products the meet our customers’ expectations.”
Hesham Al-Sahn, General Manager of Auto Class Cars stated: “The launch of three all-new models from Maxus is a clear indication of the ambitious plans of the brand in Qatar. These new vehicles are distinguished with their quality, design, feature and 5-star safety ranking, making them the perfect fit for every day’s use. With the new vehicles, Maxus enters a new era of production, and together with Auto Class Cars, we are confident that this brand will maintain its top position as one of the favorite brands in Qatar”.
The all-new Maxus V90 (Deliver 9)
The all-new Maxus V90 (Deliver 9) is a completely new minivan that employs cutting-edge design with its large, octagonal and chrome-laden grille and smaller and more defined LED lights. The 16-seat bus is an ideal solution for transport. From inside it is similarly stylish with its ‘panoramic’ and curved dashboard which employs a mix of hard and soft-touch plastics. Its interior appears to now be one of the smartest and most car-like of any large van on sale giving the sense of a surprisingly classy product.
V 90 has been furnished with all the latest tech. Comfort and convenience features include keyless entry and ignition, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone AC and a 10-inch touchscreen display. All models also feature electrically-assisted power steering, rear doors that open 260 degrees and a choice of Normal, Eco and Power driving modes.
Propulsion comes in the form of a brand-spanking 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel Direct injection engine producing 148hp and 375Nm for European customers, with torque peaking as low as 1,500rpm. Interestingly, a lot of work has gone into improving the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) with rubber-molded and foam covers surrounding the engine. The engine is hooked to a new 6-speed manual transmission with rear-wheel drive.
The all-new Maxus G50 MPV
The all-new Maxus G50 is a compact MPV with 7 seats for executive luxury transportation. The G50 is equipped with a 12-inch infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, automatic air-conditioning and power tailgate.
Powering and motivating the G50 is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 159hp and 250 Nm of torque, making for decent performance over naturally aspirated rivals. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that courses the power to the front wheels.
The G50 comes with electronic power steering, which allows this MPV to be piloted with absolute ease. Steering feel is not that apparent, however, the wheel turns with minimal effort, and while bigger than a typical MPV. The technology also includes USB, AUX, and Bluetooth connectivity options, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, a keyless entry system with push-start, steering wheel audio controls, and cruise control among other features. The G50 is also equipped with power-adjustable seats for select variants.
Safety for all variants includes driver and front passenger airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, electronic stability control, ABS with electronic brake assist, hill hold control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an engine immobilizer as well as ISOFIX tethers.
All-new Maxus D60
MAXUS D60 is an all-new SUV launched by SAIC-MAXUS. The new car is positioned in a medium-sized SUV and offers 7-seat layout.
The D60 made its global debut with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine mated to a seven-speed DCT under its hood. This setup generates a decent 159hp and 250Nm of torque. Its massive octagonal grille up front features a honeycomb-like design. This is flanked by aggressive-looking swept-back headlamps as well as a pair of sporty fog lamps
The D60 also gets a gigantic 8-inch infotainment display up front, complemented by a 12.3-inch full LCD digital instrument panel. As a mid-sized SUV for family, it considers more on practicality in the interior design. A large area of soft material is used above the center console to highlight the good texture
The new Maxus V80
The new Maxus V80 has now a shorter wheelbase that accommodates 12 seats. It is equipped with standard headlamps that come with tilt adjustability and LED Daytime Running Light.
In terms of Interior design, the Maxus V80 is distinguished with its Humanized Design Interior. From front to back, Maxus V80 gives you efficiency and comfort. With its Various Space Arrangement, the incredible boot space and various styles of seat arrangement, allows V80 in providing various setting possible for different occasion. The Centre Console is simple that facilitates the ease of usage in a modern way.
Its surging power comes from an advanced, economical 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that generates 134hp of power and 330Nm of torque. Besides, the new version is equipped with AMT Automated Mechanical Transmission, the computer controlled automatic system based on the dry clutch and manual transmission. Compared with traditional ATAMT, the new AMT is simpler, more stable and its volume is smaller than the previous version.
Formerly known as LDV (Leyland DAF Vans), Maxus is one of the products of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). It is among the most respected companies for light passenger and cargo transport. It embodies a century of experience and unmatched technical prowess in commercial vehicle development. The Maxus brand is now universally revered as a legend in the international commercial vehicle industry.
The Maxus vehicles are available now in Auto Class Showroom on Salwa road. Customers can visit the showroom from Saturday to Thursday 8 am to 9 pm and on Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm.