Activity in the local automotive industry has started to pick up as of late, and it looks like the coming months are set to become even busier. Maxus Philippines, for instance, is set to unveil another new nameplate within the year.
The company has just announced that by the third quarter of 2020, it will formally launch its eight-seat G50 here in the Philippines. This minivan seems to be a more family-friendly people hauler compared with the brand’s other local offerings such as the G10 and V80 vans.
No word on the specifics on this MPV just yet, but just to give you an idea of what may come, the G50 in other markets gets multiple engine options. One is a turbocharged 1.3-liter mill mated to a six-speed manual that generates 163hp and 230Nm, while the other is a 1.5-liter turbo with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission configuration that’s capable of 169hp and 250Nm.
Once this arrives, it’ll stack up against the likes of the Toyota Innova, the Honda Mobilio, and the Suzuki Ertiga. How does this kind of offering in a pretty stacked segment sound to you? Do you think the Maxus G50 could work here in our market? Let us know in the comments.