10-seater Maxus G10 MPV launched, priced less than RM140kPOSTED BY ON 13 April 2016
FAMILY MPVs with a double-digit seating capacity (such as the 11-seater Hyundai Grand Starex Royale) are hard to come by, but this week, Weststar Maxus revealed its 10-seater people mover, the Weststar Maxus G10.
The name says it all; the large MPV was designed and made to be the ideal family transporter with plenty of cabin space to accommodate up to 10 passengers and flexible seating. It is equipped with full leather seats, dual airbags, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, reverse camera with parking sensors, a keyless entry system, among other crucial safety features.
Powered by a 2.0-litre TGi engine with 225hp of power and 345Nm of torque paired with ZF’s six-speed automatic transmission, the G10 is also available in three colours: Champagne Gold, Blanc White and Obsidian Black.
It is understood that Weststar Maxus is planning to sell at least 500 units of the G10 this year, and 120 units have already been booked.
“Our sales target for the G10 this year is 500 units and we are confident that this model will be the premium family choice in this sector,” Weststar Group managing director Tan Sri Syed Azman said during the launch.
It was also revealed that CKD operations for the van will begin as soon as September this year in Klang, as the company has plans to export the G10 to Asean countries by 2017, starting with Indonesia.
“Before we can export the G10 to other Asean markets, we need to meet the localization rate of at least 40 percent first as per AFTA rules. On another note, the G10 CKD will be equipped with extra features compared to the current model,” he added.
The G10, brought into our local market from China, will be sold in two variants, namely the Luxury 16-inch and Sport 18-inch – priced at RM135,825 and RM138,742 respectively (OTR without insurance).