Mikano International’s Motors division has added the Maxus brand to its offerings, even as it unveiled the T60 pickup with strength and durability.
Mikano Motors joins the ZNA (Rich6) and Geely brands, in an exclusive partnership with Mikano International. Born in 1896, Maxus Autos epitomises the positive benefits of a British heritage, having begun in the UK in 1896 under the ‘Leyland’ marque with the production of commercial vehicles.
In Africa, the Maxus brand is already making waves, most especially in Ivory Coast where it has gained vast popularity. Now, Nigerians are set to enjoy the durability and reliability the mid- size pickup truck with advanced technology and an intelligent operating system offers, for their personal and business needs.
The T60 comes in three gasoline variations; Comfort, Elite and Luxury with Manual and Automatic options. The Mitsubishi powered engines are available in 2.4L or 2.0T, with a Borg- Warner 4WD system and other parts supplied by International Fortune 500 global companies.
Speaking at the launch of the pickup in Lagos, General Manager, Mikano Motors, Ralph Haidar, said: “We at Mikano Motors are excited about welcoming the Maxus Brand into our fold, describing Maxus Autos as ‘a brand with great potential to become a market leader.’
Haidar stated that, like the other brands under Mikano Motors, the Maxus T60 – will be assembled locally at Mikano Motors’ auto- assembly plant located in their Karameh Industrial City in Ogun State.
Haidar shared that the Maxus T60 is the only Chinese pick- up vehicle permitted to be sold in European markets like Spain and Italy and also is the first Chinese-manufactured utility pick-up truck to score five stars on the Australian ANCAP rating.
He extolled the tried and tested strength, durability and quality of the T60 and announced that they would be on sale for the yuletide season for a discounted price.
Also speaking, National Sales Manager for Mikano Motors, Chijioke Mbonu, said the T60 offers a five-year/ 130,000km warranty- the highest warranty offer for any pick-up brand in the Nigerian auto industry.”
He added that this warranty and the Maxus brand legacy have led to impressive pre- launch sales figures, stating, “over 150 units had already been sold to state governments and private sector fleet purchases.”
According to Mbonu, the T-60 is the first of many remarkable vehicles to expect from the Maxus brand, adding that the Maxus brand embodies “technology, innovation and transformation, continually working to provide top- of- the line auto products and mobility services.” Drive to the Max.