The Maxus Mifa 9 is an electric minivan produced by SAIC Maxus, which launched on the Chinese car market in November 2021. The Mifa 9 is based on the same platform as the later announced gasoline powered Maxus G90 MPV.

Maxus Mifa 9
ManufacturerMaxus (SAIC Motor)
Also called
  • LDV Mifa 9 (Australia)
  • MG Maxus 9 (Thailand)
Body and chassis
ClassMinivan (M)
Body style5-door van
LayoutFront-motor, Front wheel drive
RelatedMaxus G90
Electric motorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Power output180 kW (244.7 PS; 241.4 bhp)
Battery90 kWh Ternary Li-ion
Range323 mi (519.8 km)
Wheelbase3,200 mm (126.0 in)
Length5,270 mm (207.5 in)
Width2,000 mm (78.7 in)
Height1,840 mm (72.4 in)

Overview edit

The Mifa 9 was previewed by the Maxus Mifa concept presented at the Auto Shanghai in April 2021, showing the concept of a large, luxurious van with all-electric drive.[1] The production model called Maxus Mifa 9 made its official debut in November 2021 at Auto Guangzhou, being the largest and most luxurious electric vehicle of the Maxus brand.[2]

Visually, the Mifa 9 is distinguished by a massive, two-color painted silhouette with a regular body shape with full LED lighting. The rear lamps were decorated with three-arm lamps, dominating the body in both width and length. The luxuriously arranged passenger cabin has space for 6 separate seats with a full range of adjustments.[3]

Production and sales of Mifa 9 began right after the November debut, in the mainland Chinese market. Moreover, Maxus also plan to start selling the vehicle on selected markets of Western Europe, including the United Kingdom.[4]

Specifications edit

The Mifa 9 is a fully electric minivan powered by a 183 kW; 248 PS (245 hp) & 350 NM electric motor. The CATL lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 90 kWh allow a range of around 520 km (320 mi). In 2023, a larger battery pack will allow a range of 650 km (400 mi).[5]

Markets edit

LDV Mifa 9 on display at Fully Charged Australia in 2023

It was launched in Australia for the 2023 model year as the LDV Mifa 9,[6] and it is priced from AU$106,000.[7]

In Thailand, it was released in March 2023 as MG Maxus 9.[8]

In Malaysia, Maxus Mifa 9 was launched in November 2023.[9]

Maxus G90 edit

Maxus G90
ManufacturerMaxus (SAIC Motor)
Also calledLDV Mifa (Australia)
AssemblyChina: Wuxi
Body and chassis
Body style5-door van
LayoutFront-engine, Front wheel drive
Engine2.0 L 20A4E I4 turbo petrol
Electric motorBelt-Driven Starter Generator
Transmission8-speed automatic
Hybrid drivetrainMHEV
Wheelbase3,198 mm (125.9 in)
Length5,198 mm (204.6 in)
Width1,980 mm (78.0 in)
Height1,928 mm (75.9 in)
PredecessorMaxus G10

The Maxus G90 is a minivan produced by SAIC Maxus, which launched on the Chinese car market in April 2022. The G90 is the gasoline-powered variant of the electric Maxus Mifa 9 MPV.

Overview edit

Maxus G90 rear

The interior features a 10 in (250 mm) heads-up display and a full-width digital unit with three screens across the dashboard. The multimedia system runs on Maxus’ Spider Wisdom 2.0 system and the audio system being JBL’s flagship.[10]

The G90 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine plus a 48 V mild hybrid system with 170 kW (230 hp) mated to an Aisin 8-speed automatic gearbox.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Maxus MIFA concept revealed as an all-electric MPV – dual motors; 680 PS and 900 Nm; 0-100 km/h in 3.8s". Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  2. ^ "SAIC high-end EV Maxus Mifa 9 launched at $42,200 and coming to Europe". 19 November 2021. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  3. ^ "SAIC's Maxus Mifa 9 Is A Luxury Electric Van With Six Power Seats And 10 Displays". Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  4. ^ "MAXUS MIFA 9 listed in 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show". Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  5. ^ "SAIC's Maxus Mifa 9 is a luxury electric van with 6 power seats and 10 displays". Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  6. ^ "LDV Mifa 9 EV Luxury Minivan Has Chinese Origins, International Aspirations".
  7. ^ "2023 LDV Mifa 9 Is Australia's Newest Electric Luxury Minivan, Priced From AU$106,000". Carscoops. November 22, 2022.
  8. ^ "MG Motor launches Maxus 9 e-MPV in Thailand. Check details". Hindustan Times. 4 May 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  9. ^ Lye, Gerard. "2024 Maxus MIFA 9 launched in Malaysia – 7-seat EV MPV; up to 435 km range; standard AEB; from RM270k". Paul Tan's Automotive News. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  10. ^ a b "Maxus G90 Launches in China on April 29th". 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-10-26.