Published on June 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy shots showing the production version of the new Shanghai-Maxus G10 MPV testing in China. The Maxus G10 debuted as a concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The Maxus G10 is based on the Buick GL8 MPV that is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
Published on March 5, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots of a new Maxus MPV testing in China. The Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) bought the rights to the Maxus name from the British LDV Group in 2010. The LDV-developed Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011. The new MPV however, is developed by SAIC.
Published on November 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the SAIC-Maxus V80 in anti-riot gear, seen on the Air Show China in the great city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. The vehicle was ready to battle, equipped with a nasty bull bar, loud horns and a police-communication system. The V80 Anti Riot, as it was called, could be ordered right of the booth for some 250.000 yuan, the most expensive civilian Maxus V80 goes for 239.800 yuan. Power comes from a 135hp 2.5 liter diesel engine.
Published on March 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, Shanghai Automotive Industry Company (SAIC), will arrive in Australia later this year when it launches a range of new people movers and cargo vans.
SAIC’s Maxus V80 vans will go on sale in the final quarter of 2012, with the initial line-up set to comprise four passenger models and three cargo variants.
Published on September 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The SAIC-Maxus V80 van has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 145.800 yuan and ends at 239.800 yuan. SAIC bought Maxus from bankrupt British LDV and set up production in China. In Chinese the brand is called Da Tong (大通).
Published on July 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Party today at SAIC. The brandnew Maxus V80 MPV started rolling of the line. SAIC will also see a panel van version but this seven-seat MPV with some luxury is first, customers will be mostly taxi companies. Price will start at 148.000 yuan and go all the way up to 228.000 yuan. We saw the V80 earlier in all its glory at an exhibition in Beijing. The V80 will be listed soon.
Published on May 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
A brand new SAIC Maxus V80 MPV at a police equipment exhibition in Beijing . SAIC bought Maxus from bankrupt British LDV and set up production in China. SAIC will sell the original Maxus vans as well but this MPV is a more luxurious machine with a fine interior. In Chinese the brand is called Da Tong (大通).
Published on March 2, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
China’s largest auto maker, SAIC Motor Corp, said yesterday it will start making MAXUS vans in China as it seeks to tap the commercial vehicle business.
The MAXUS Datong (meaning big wisdom and smooth in Chinese) is the third self-owned brand for SAIC after it took over the British nameplate in 2009. SAIC also has two self-owned passenger car brands – Roewe and MG.
The car maker, a partner of General Motors Corp and Volkswagen, said the first Chinese-made MAXUS vehicle will be a wide-body van that seats 16 passengers and targeting the mid-to-high end segment. Read more »