Maxus T90: Chinese Ford Ranger response

Maxus T90: Chinese Ford Ranger response

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The novelty will appear on the Chinese market before the end of spring.

Under the Maxus brand, which belongs to the Chinese concern SAIC, they produce not only vans and minivans, but also pickups. The first model of the brand – Maxus T60 – debuted 6 years ago, later the Maxus T70 was added to it. And the most expensive and prestigious pickup of the brand will now be the Maxus T90, which has just debuted.

The Maxus T90 has the same chassis, body shell and overall set of units as the T60 / T70 models, while the novelty looks different. It has a design in the style of passenger models: so, with almost the same “face” with narrow LED headlights and a huge radiator grill, the Maxus D60 crossover flaunts. In addition, the Maxus T90 has more chrome and plastic, and a redesigned rear end.

There will be no simple working modifications for the T90: only a version with a full four-door cab. You can choose from two lengths (5.4 or 5.7 m), which differ in the wheelbase and the size of the cargo compartment: it has a length of 1.5 or 1.8 m. The frame chassis – with a spring double-lever in front and a rear continuous axle on springs. The stated ground clearance of the novelty is 220 mm.

Inside the Maxus T90, there is a completely new front panel, a single unit with two displays (for instruments and a media system), a reduced set of buttons, a non-fixed automatic transmission control joystick and an electromechanical handbrake button. The novelty will not have poor versions, and the top version has a “leather” interior, electric front seats, a sunroof and all-round cameras.

The predecessor of the novelty – Maxus T70 – has a whole range of gasoline and diesel engines ranging from 160 to 213 hp. But for the new T90 pickup, a new 2.0 biturbo diesel with a capacity of 218 hp was prepared. and 500 Nm of torque. It works only in tandem with an 8-speed “automatic”. And a clutch is cut into the four-wheel drive with a connected front axle, so the Auto mode has been added to the usual 2H and 4H modes. We also kept the demultiplier.

In China, the new Maxus T90 pickups will start selling before the end of this spring. Later, export deliveries will begin, including under other brands. For example, in Australia, Maxus cars are sold under the LDV logo, and in India and some Asian countries as MG.

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  • MedialexApril 4, 2021 22:51

    Although it is definitely an unfinished replica, I would be interested in contact details, anyway. Maybe this could be an interesting project.

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