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Best bang for your buck pickup truck in Malaysia? Check out the MAXUS T60

As more people in Malaysia start to appreciate the pickup truck, more new owners are looking for better safety, essential features while retaining the value for money. Enter the MAXUS T60, the latest biggest bang for your buck pickup truck to enter the Malaysian market that comes with latest safety and equipment. Let’s find out more about the T60.

Torque-ing about the T60’s power

The MAXUS T60 is powered by a 2.8-litre, 16-valve, DOHC VGT Turbocharged engine, and tuned to Euro 4 emission standards. The engine can deliver an impressive 150 bhp at 3400rpm with a maximum torque of 360Nm at between 1600 and 2800rpm. Fuel consumption for the pickup is rated at 9.2 litres/100km. It also comes with a 75-litre fuel tank and has a cargo payload of 815kg and a towing capacity of 3000kg.

The MAXUS T60 is mated to a 6-speed PUNCH automatic transmission and has a BorgWarner Electronically-Controlled Four-Wheel Drive System that allows it to switch between 2H, 4H and 4L without stopping. A select switch allows the driver to switch between three individual power modes: Eco, Normal and Power. It is also fitted with what is hailed as the world’s best mechanical differential lock manufactured by American company, Eaton. 

Safety features that rivalled with modern cars

For those who want a sturdy and safety pickup truck, T60 is rated with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. It is the only 4×4 pick-up in its class to offer front and rear ventilated disc brakes and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Other electronic safety features on the truck includes Bosch Electronic Stability Program that integrates the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Roll Movement Intervention (RMI), Hill Start Assist Control (HAS) and and Hill Descent Control (HDC).

Safety features doesn’t just stop there as front and side airbags, automatic headlight adjustment, rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, two Isofix anchorage points, and Blind Spot Assist (BSA) on its side mirrors that is activated from 30km/h are included as well.

The headlights on the T60 autonomously adjusts the beam level according to road conditions and rotates at intersections and corners in correspondence to steering input to give the driver better visibility.  The headlights are also equipped with a follow-me-home function, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and automatic headlight sensing.

Interior comfort assured!

Owners of the MAXUS T60 will enjoy the interior comfort thanks to the multifunction steering wheel with audio control switches and cruise control, and an integrated 10” inch HD infotainment touch screen with Android and Apple Car Play mobile connection. It is also equipped with green glass insulation to protect the entire vehicle from ultraviolet radiation.

The pickup truck is the only vehicle in its segment with fully electric adjustable front seats with 6-way adjustments for the driver and 4-way adjustments for the front passenger seats. It is also the only pick-up truck available with both forward and rearward folding rear seats for extra storage. There are up to 21 storage areas within the vehicle for greater convenience and in total, the MAXUS T60 boasts an overall cargo volume of 1188 litres.

Other trims that come standard with the Maxus T60 include a push start function, automatic air-conditioning, an aluminium luggage rack, a stainless steel roll cage, side steps, chrome-plated door handles, chrome-plated electric folding mirrors and fog lamps.

A very attractive price tag

The Maxus T60 has an attractive price tag of RM99,888 (without insurance and road tax) in Malaysia which make it nearly RM20,000 cheaper than its nearest competitor. Weststar Maxus is offering a five-year or 130,000km warranty, a three-year or 65,000km free service package inclusive of parts, lubricants and labour, and 24/7 road assistance nationwide for the pickup truck. There is an ongoing promotion where you can get the Maxus T60 with an attractive 19” inch alloy wheels with Continental 255/55R 19 tyres!

The MAXUS T60 is available in Obsidian Black, Agate Red, Lava Grey, Blanc White, Aurora Silver and Ocean Blue, and for more information, visit your nearest authorized Weststar Maxus dealer or visit the official website at www.weststarmaxus.com.

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