MG D90 Gets Diesel Powertrain, To Be Introduced In India

  • Nov 26, 2019

Morris Garages (MG) which commenced its India operations by launching the Hector midsized sports utility vehicle (SUV) earlier this year, is all set to introduce the D90 in 2021. The latter has already been spotted being tested in India and it now seems that the car will also get an optional diesel powertrain.

SAIC Motor Corporation, the holding company of MG, has showcased the Maxus D90 full-sized SUV with a diesel engine at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The MG D90 is essentially an India-specific version of the Maxus. It will compete with other three-row SUVs like the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and the Mahindra Alturas G4.

The global-specific Maxus D90 has so far been available with turbocharged, 2.0-litre petrol which produces 225PS maximum power and 360Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with an automatic transmission (AT) available as an option. The new turbocharged, 2.0-litre diesel motor produces 215PS maximum power and 480Nm peak torque. The motor is paired with an 8-speed AT.

The 2.0-litre petrol motor, meanwhile, will be upgraded to conform to the Euro 6 emission norm. The new diesel unit is also expected to meet a similar standard, which will make it compliant to the upcoming BS-VI norm.

The Maxus D90 diesel unveiled at Guangzhou had an orange colour scheme. It was fitted with a metal roof rack and had a piano black finish on the outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs) and the hood.

The features of the Maxus D90 include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display unit, a 3-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, heated and cooled seats, 360-degree camera, and a panoramic sunroof.

The D90, in all probability, will be rechristened when it is rolled out by MG in India. The car is expected to command an ex-showroom price between ₹25 lakh to ₹30 lakh.


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