There's a new MPV in town, and it brings with it style, sophistication, and a turbocharged powertrain.

This is the 2021 Maxus G50, and it's the company's take on the 3-row MPV market... and with 8 seats. It slots below the much bigger Maxus G10/V80 vans and serves as the latest model from the company following the launch of the T60 pick-up truck last March.

Maxus aims for Innova with 2021 G50 8-seater, starts at PhP 1.088M image

The G50 features a sleek and suave exterior design. The front fascia gets a massive front grille along with sweeping headlights. LED daytime running lights are available across the model range, while LED lighting is standard on the range-topping Premium variant. Wraparound LED taillights, stylish alloy wheels, as well as a rear spoiler, further give the G50 its unmistakable look.

Maxus aims for Innova with 2021 G50 8-seater, starts at PhP 1.088M image

Step inside the G50 and the MPV greets its occupants with seating for 8. A choice of fabric or leather seats are available on the G50, depending on the variant. Meanwhile, a large infotainment system makes its home on the center dashboard. The base model comes with an 8-inch display, while the mid- and range-topping variants get the bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen.

Maxus aims for Innova with 2021 G50 8-seater, starts at PhP 1.088M image

Other available amenities inside the G50 are a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, cruise control, power-adjustable front seats, a seatback table for the second row (Premium version only), automatic climate control with rear aircon vents, power tailgate, and keyless entry with push-button start

In terms of size, the G50 measures 4825mm long, 1778mm wide, 1800mm tall (including the roof rails), and a 2800mm wheelbase. This puts the G50 right up against the likes of the Toyota Innova which can also seat a total of eight (seven for the top-of-the-line V variant).

Maxus aims for Innova with 2021 G50 8-seater, starts at PhP 1.088M image

Under the hood, the G50 is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It makes 169 PS at 5500 rpm, along with 250 Nm of torque at 1700 – 4300 rpm. Power is then sent to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

A wide array of safety features are equipped on the G50. These include anti-lock brakes, brake assist, dual front airbags, electronic stability program, hill-hold control (aka hill-start assist), tire pressure monitoring system, parking sensors, and a reverse camera. Other safety extras available are the 360-degree panoramic view and the front side airbags which only come on the top-of-the-line Premium.

Available colors for the 2021 Maxus G50 are Deep Golden, Metal Black, Polar Ash, Warm Argent, Warm White, Water Blue, and the striking Roland Purple as seen here.

Pricing of the Maxus G50 are as follows:

G50 1.5L Pro Turbo DCT – PhP 1,088,000

G50 1.5L Elite Turbo DCT – PhP 1,1,68,000

G50 1.5L Premium Turbo DCT – PhP 1,288,000