2022 Maxus T60 2.8L 4WD now in Malaysia – new black grille, increase in power output and torque, RM115,888

2022 Maxus T60 2.8L 4WD now in Malaysia – new black grille, increase in power output and torque, RM115,888

Weststar Maxus has announced that the Maxus T60 4WD Automatic has been updated for 2022, with the pick-up getting a new face and a bump in performance. The styling change consists of a new front grille, which is finished in matte black and bears the name of the marque, running across the entire width of the unit.

The bigger news is the improvement in performance, which is brought about by an enhancement kit called the Maxus Performance Kit. Worth RM3,000, the kit is being offered on a complimentary basis for a limited period. This raises power output on the VM Motori 2.8 litre four-cylinder DOHC VGT turbodiesel to 155 hp at 3,000 rpm (previously, 150 hp at 3,400 rpm) and torque to 425 Nm from 1,600–2,300 rpm (up from 360 Nm previously)

No changes down the line, with power continuing to be sent to all four wheels via a six-speed Punch automatic transmission, working with a BorgWarner electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system, which can be engaged via a rotary 2H-4H-4L dial without stopping. Three drive modes are available – Normal, Eco and Power. Also to be found is an Eaton mechanical differential lock.

The performance upgrade has also brought about upon improvements to the fuel consumption, with the previous combined figure of 9.6 litres per 100 km now reduced to 9.0-litres per 100 km, giving the pick-up the ability to traverse longer distances before requiring a fuel stop.

Equipment levels are unchanged. Exterior kit includes auto LED headlights with auto high beam, LED daytime running lights, front/rear fog lamps, aluminium roof rack rails, a stainless steel sports bar, side steps, chrome-plated door handles, power-folding side mirrors and a bedliner for the rear deck.

Inside, the T60 features a power-adjustable front seats, a multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel with height adjustment and audio/cruise control switches, keyless entry with push start ignition, automatic air-conditioning , a reverse camera and an integrated 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

Safety-wise, the T60 is equpped with four airbags (front and side), ABS, EBD, traction control, brake assist, hill start assist control and hill descent control. It’s also equipped with roll movement intervention (RMI), which recognises the threat of an impending roll over and intuitively applies the brakes to resist and return control and stability to the vehicle.

Other safety equipment consists of a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), two Isofix anchorage points, rear parking sensors and blind spot assist, the function available through the side mirrors from a vehicle speed of 30 km/h. The T60 is also equipped with rear disc brakes, which is unique in the class.

The T60 is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, but the previously available 19-inch wheels are still being offered on an optional basis for an extra RM3,000. As before, six exterior colours are available for the pick-up, and these are Obsidian Black, Agate Red, Lava Grey, Blanc White, Aurora Silver and Ocean Blue.

The 2022 Maxus T60 is priced at RM115,888 on-the-road excluding insurance, but you’ll save if you bag a unit now, because Weststar Maxus is offering a RM1,500 rebate on the truck for a limited time. The T60 comes with a five=year or 130,000 km warranty and a four-year or 80,000 km free service package (inclusive of parts, lubricants and labour).

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  • Sheraton Maverick on Aug 01, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Oh my gaud….this rebadged China vehicle..not only a money pit with tons of problems,but also very poor technical support.
    Sure regret..make no mistake.

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    • John Gagal on Aug 01, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      Way better than Proton Arena.

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      • linear_system on Aug 01, 2022 at 5:01 pm

        who said that? do u know proton jumback (arena) are very popular in australia? and do u know the 2nd hand price of proton arena now?

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      • Fordist on Aug 01, 2022 at 5:34 pm

        Comparing a modern truck with a 20year old design? Why not say Maxus T60 is better than Ford Model T eh?

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    • Fordist on Aug 01, 2022 at 5:36 pm

      China trucks are frankly more reliable than Conti or Kimchi trucks but still loses by far to superior Fords. And looking at the images it defo ripped off Ford Ranger from iconic blue down to Raptor style wording on front grille.

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  • Pagana Singh tattu on Aug 01, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Never ever buy this junk, reliability issues, can trust’s to buy Japan pick up trucks as this borrowed parts from Japan to Europe companies to make a truck, sorry

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  • SmartConsumer on Aug 01, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Thism is a good brand. same like Hilux quality but cheaper. But 2.8L won’t sell well in Malaysia. Please make 1.5-2.0cc soon. It will sell like hot cakes

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  • SmartConsumer on Aug 01, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    why say its junk? have you owned one yet? I got their big MPV. No issues till today for close to 17 years. Only downside is it is too big. Hard to park

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    • Copy Paste on Aug 01, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Too big to park..thats why it is a BIG JUNK.faham?

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      • Phailed duping is plain obvious as we know how iconic @Copy Paste way of commenting here. This site is overrun with trolls using hijacked pseudonyms.

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      • Truth Seeker on Aug 02, 2022 at 10:16 am

        I bet your wife have a set of small junk. I prefer big any time. Faham?

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  • DEFIANT on Aug 01, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    turn on the engine you can immediately smell the diesel exhaust, if you want to get cancer go ahead and buy this sheit. i hold my breath and cover my nose each time i walk pass this sheit.

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