Maxus launches two new EVs for Ireland and UK
Maxus once again electrified the annual CV Show in Birmingham, launching two new electric vehicles and showcasing its biggest ever line-up of commercial EVs.
“The Maxus brand is synonymous with market-leading commercial electric vehicles, which is a very strong position for a brand that is relatively new but is clearly having a significant impact on the EV marketplace,” said Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus.
With Maxus showcasing no fewer than 12 electric vehicles at this year’s CV Show, the line-up included the two newest entrants to the UK and Ireland market, the Maxus MIFA 9 (MPV) and T90EV pick-up truck.
‘Maximum, Intelligent, Friendly and Artistic (MIFA)’
Following its debut at Guangzhou Auto Show last November, Maxus has introduced the MIFA 9 to the UK and Ireland markets, the world’s first full-size, pure electric MPV. With the MIFA acronym reflecting the vehicle‘s key attributes “Maximum, Intelligent, Friendly and Artistic”, manufacturer SAIC has confirmed that the versatile platform could also be used for SUVs and pick-ups.
Bringing the Maxus brand to a whole new audience, the MIFA 9 offers a range of up to 520km / 323 miles (NEDC) on a single charge. With a body size of 5,270 x 2,000 x 1,840mm, the seven- seater display model is a high spec vehicle boasting the industry’s first intelligent driving housekeeper, which automatically recognises driving style through data and scene driving.
The MIFA 9 is powered by a 180kW motor with a maximum torque of 350Nm, and incorporates a 93kWh ternary lithium battery pack from CATL. Gadgets include an auto rear lift gate, bilateral electric sliding door, electric power assisted hydraulic braking, electric power steering, electronic parking brake, front and rear radar, heating device charging, and intelligent headlight control.
This new vehicle will be available to order from August 2022, with delivery in Q1 2023.
A much-anticipated arrival, the new Maxus electric pick-up is the EV version of the Chinese Maxus T90 and will be available to order from August 2022, with delivery in Q1 2023.
Said to be perfect for both on and off-road driving, the Maxus T90EV is equipped with a high level spec along with contemporary and stylish interior. With a range of 198 miles / 320 kms (WLTP city) and a payload of 740Kg, the visually sporty exterior is complemented by a modern interior with a 10.25-inch digital touch screen instrument cluster providing a minimalist look.
Maxus says the T90EV is roomy thanks to a neat dashboard design and floor console, making more room for both occupants and storage. It is powered by a 150 kW motor and boasts a reversing camera and rain sensing windscreen wipers, halogen headlights with automatic induction and LED daytime running lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, and a stainless steel sports bar with an outside rope hook.