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SAIC Maxus releases G10 MPV in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – SAIC Maxus officially released its G10 MPV with seven variants here on February 28, reported

The MPV is expected to go on sale in April or May this year with a price range of ¥129,800-¥219,800 ($21,188-$35,761).

Developed based on British LDV’s BD100 platform, the G10 owns a dimension of 5,168×1,980×1,928 mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 3,210 mm.

The 2.0L TGI and 2.4L versions will be available first for purchase. The 2.0L version has a maximum power of 165kW and a peak torque of 345 Nm, mated with a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed AMT. The 2.4L version has a maximum power 105 kW, and will adopt a 5-speed manual transmission.

Main competitors for the new MPV will be the JAC Refine, Buick GL8 and Honda Elysion.

At the same day, SAIC Maxus also announced its second-stage brand strategy and a new brand logo.

“Sales target of SAIC Maxus in 2014 is 25,000 units, up 115 percent compared to 2013,” said Lan Qingsong, general manager of SAIC Motor Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SMCV).

Sales of the company’s other MPV model V80 in January rose 37 percent year-on-year to 1,158 units, according to CBU-Autostats.

As revealed by Lan, SAIC Maxus plans to launch its electric vehicles in 2014 and plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2015.

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