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Type Commercial vehicles
Current owner SAIC Motor
Country of origin Shanghai, China
Introduced 2011
Markets Global

Maxus is a commercial vehicle marque owned by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).[1][2] It was launched in March 2011.[1]

The name of the marque originates from the Maxus model of the defunct British commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV Group, following the acquisition of LDV's intellectual property by SAIC in 2010.[1] The first Maxus product, the V80 van, was unveiled at the Auto Shanghai motor show in April 2011.[3] In the same month SAIC signed an agreement appointing the Malaysia-based WestStar group as the official distributor of the V80 for the Asia Pacific region.[4] The inauguration ceremony of the V80 was held in Shanghai on 29 June 2011.[5]


Maxus V80

  • Maxus V80


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "SAIC launched new brand Maxus for vans", China Car Times (3 March 2011). Retrieved on 3 July 2011. 
  2. "SAIC plans to sell MAXUS van globally in H2", Reuters (1 March 2011). Retrieved on 3 July 2011. 
  3. "SAIC to bring resurrected MAXUS at Auto Shanghai 2011", Gasgoo (15 April 2011). Retrieved on 3 July 2011. 
  4. "WestStar to distribute SAIC's Maxus van", Business Times (5 April 2011). Retrieved on 3 July 2011. 
  5. "SAIC sold over 2m vehicles since start of year, halfway towards fulfilling yearly target", Gasgoo (30 June 2011). Retrieved on 3 July 2011. 

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