Rekindling fond childhood memories with this customer’s Maxus T60 “Tonka”

Many things and events that happened during our childhood years are discarded from memory, particularly those that haven’t made any emotional impact. Those that do bond with us and leave lasting impressions have had a hand in our thoughts, beliefs, opinions, and actions.

For Adrian Tecson, who runs a content production and creative consultancy group on weekdays and engages in various sports and outdoor activities on the weekends, fond childhood memories of playing with toy trucks come to mind as he looks at his Maxus T60 4×4 Elite. Bought just over a month ago, this “toy truck” of his has allowed him to play out his childhood dreams in a larger-than-life setting.“The T60’s power has been impressive. It’s a dependable beast, which is actually why I’ve given it the name ‘Tonka’, after the indestructible toy trucks during the 80s,” Adrian gushes.

Whereas, when he was little, Adrian must have pushed his Tonka toys to their limits in his playground or backyard, this T60 “Tonka” feels just as home in its own big sandbox. “I’ve used this beast to do some light trailing, havingcrossed muddy terrains and river crossings without any problems,” Adrian reveals. But now, instead using his hands to propel his toy trucks, this Tonka powers to life with its 2.8-liter diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger that is capable of generating 150 ps of power and 360 Nm of torque.

“That’s enough power for Tonka to be a true workhorse—carry heavy loads such as plywood boards, bags of cement, even generators in itstruck bed that’s bigger than most,” Adrian says. That sort of power also fulfills his non-negotiables – A beast of a 4×4 that can keep up with his activities and be dependable in any situation.

All that power is packed into a big body, without sacrificing creature comforts. Adrian says he uses Tonka for long drives with his family too. “The T60 offers great legroom for my passengers, and it even has phone connectivity integrated in the beautifully designed dashboard. This always brings a smile on my face whenever I step in and drive Tonka,” Adrian narrates.“The keyless entry, 10-inch infotainment system and electronic seat adjustments are also big pluses for me, and definitely most appreciated,” Adrian adds.

Adrian relates that when he was in the market for a new vehicle, other “toys” were competing for his attention. It was the Maxus T60 and the dealership’s personalized brand of service that eventually won him over, he stresses. “Because of the current pandemic, the cost and practicality of the vehicle I was about to purchase was the main consideration. I was very happy with how the Maxus dealership was very accommodating and had me try the T60 for a couple of days. When I used it in real world situations, not once did I feel that I was driving a truck that was priced 30 percent lower than its other counterparts. This was the deciding factor, being practical didn’t have to mean sacrificing the features which I have been looking for in a truck.”

Adrian can expect he and his “Tonka” to continue being part of his dealership’s extended family, as his T60, like all other Maxus models, is topped off with the Max quality, efficiency and convenience of its aftersales products, services, and worry-free ownership highlighted by a 5-year warranty (or 100,000 kms whichever comes first) and a periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule of the first 5,000 kms and every succeeding 15,000 kms (or once a year, whichever comes first). And more than that, Maxus Philippines also offers a 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA). This remarkable aftersales service by Maxus truly gives the value for money that its hard working owners deserve.

Discover the T60’s power, convenience, practicality, and topnotch dealership services yourself. Log on to and book a test drive with your nearest Maxus dealerships located at Magallanes in Makati at (0912) 348-1898 or (0967) 318-0073; Sheridan in Greenfield district in Mandaluyong at (02) 8858-5823; Quezon Avenue along Quezon City at (02) 8858-5818; Pedro Cayetano Boulevard in Taguig South at (02) 7219-9240; North Reclamation Area in Cebu City at (032) 517-8226; Mandurriao in Iloilo City at (033) 331-2622; Araneta St. in Bacolod City at (034) 435-7575; and Pueblo in Cagayan de Oro City at (0995) 355-9400. Like and follow Maxus Philippines’ Facebook page and Instagram account at @maxusph to be updated with ongoing promos.