The new 2021 MG Extender pickup truck has now gotten its first facelift since its launch in late 2019. The MG Extender was only a Thailand specific model which was a rebadged version of the Maxus T70, the new 2021 facelift version was originally scheduled to be revealed on 22nd March 2021 but because of a Thailand leaker, the car was captured on camera with all its glory revealing all its exterior and interior change.
The new 2021 MG Extender pickup truck is partwise produced in China, however, it’s assembly is done in Thailand by SAIC-CP and is still be offered in two variants – the Double Cab and the Giant Cab, which are based on their body sizes.
The new 2021 facelift majorly focuses on its exterior with only minimal changes done to its interior and the powertrain remains the same. Talking about the exterior changes, the 2021 MG Extender now gets tons of new chrome highlights than its ongoing counterpart like the extensive use of chrome on its new huge octagonal grille with chrome finished MG logo above it, a new bumper cladding, a silver coloured front skid plate, LED fog lamps housed in a stylish L-shaped and muscular blacked out housing, D-Shaped taillights, chrome finished handles, rectangular wheel arcs which are curved at its edges, new 18-inch alloy wheels, and new side body cladding.
The only new feature that can be noted from these pics is the use of new brown leather upholstery with fake carbon fibre accents, other than that the car still comes with the old 10.1 inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and i-Smart voice control for easy use of music, calls, and HVAC controls.
As mentioned earlier there isn’t any changes made to the powertrain and the new 2021 MG Extender still comes with the same old 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder CRDi Diesel engine from Garrett which can produce a maximum power output of 161 hp and will be mated with an option of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission with options of both 2 and 4 wheel drive.