An ad for the Maxus G10 has appeared on our sister site, with a sticker price of RM129,888, ten grand more than the originally mooted figure. According to the ad, the big MPV brought in by Weststar is limited to just 200 units in Malaysia. But what on earth is a Maxus G10?

Back in June, we showed you the G10, which compares in size to the Hyundai Grand Starex Royale in the Malaysian context.

Introduced in China last year, the G10 seats up to 11 although the car we shot had a 10-seat configuration. Weststar says that one of the selling points of the G10 will be the fact that you can specify how many seats you want, with a minimum configuration of five seats. The big box measures 5,168 mm long, 1,980 mm wide and 1,928 mm tall, and has a 3,210 mm-long wheelbase.

The G10 is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine with 225 hp and 345 Nm for output numbers. Mated to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission with manual mode, the “TGI” mill is able to push the brick all the way up to a 190 km/h top whack.

Standard kit includes dual-zone auto climate control, rear air con, passive entry/keyless ignition, cruise control, HID xenon headlights, LED tail lamps, a moonroof and a DVD player with a seven-inch display as well as a six-speaker audio system. The people mover also comes with leather seats, parking sensors, front/rear fog lamps and a reverse camera. It rolls on 16-inch alloys and 215/65 tyres.

The decently-specced MPV counts two airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and ESP as safety kit. The ad mentions a two-year warranty. Looks like good value on-paper next to the 2.5 litre turbodiesel-powered Starex, which is priced from just below RM160k, although the Maxus is an unknown proposition.