Chinese brand Maxus drives forward into EV pickups and people carriers

Having carved itself out a portion of the electric light commercial vehicle market, the Chinese manufacturers is now adding intriguing if not sector-dominating pickup and passenger offerings

Maxus T90EV pickup: based on a combustion-engined version that Maxus sells in other parts of the world

Most people reading this probably haven’t heard of Maxus. The Chinese brand is a subsidiary of the SAIC Motor Corp (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), a state-owned vehicle producer and considered one of China’s “Big Four”.

It has joint ventures with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors and owns MG among others, a name undergoing a resurgence in Europe as an electric car brand. The Maxus brand was formerly known as LDV, representing the group’s ...