Maxus continues EV expansion with new pick-up and MPV

Chinese manufacturer Maxus continues to grow its full-electric range-up with two new vehicles, the T90EV pick-up truck and the massive MIFA 9 MPV.

Maxus now owns 12 fully-electric vehicles in the UK. These two new machines were unveiled at Birmingham’s CV Show. The brand was established after LDV, a British van maker, was bought by Chinese giant SAIC.

Maxus has confirmed that Maxus will make the MIFA 9 available in the UK as well as Ireland. The MIFA 9 stands to Maximum Intelligent, Friendly Artistic, Friendly and Friendly.

The Volkswagen ID buzz competitor measures 5270mm in length by 2000mm in breadth and will be available with seven-seats. A 93kW battery packs powers the 180kW rear-motor. Maxus claims a range between 323 and 323 miles. However, this is based on the NEDC cycle. This is not the European WLTP.

Maxus refers to it as an “intelligent driver housekeeper”, capable of recognising your driving style via data and sensors.

Orders for the MIFA 9 can be made starting in August, and deliveries will start early next year. Maxus claims the platform that underpins the MIFA 9 can be used to support SUVs or pick-ups.

Maxus also revealed the T90EV, an electric version of T90 and a pick-up truck. This rear-drive machine is available to order beginning in August. It features a 150kW motor and 88.55kWh battery packs. The WLTP range is 198 miles.

The T90EV is 5365mm long and 1900mm wide and weighs 3300kg. The cargo container measures 1485x1510x530mm and can hold a payload of up to 740Kg. It comes with alloy wheels of 17 inches.

The interior features of the T90EV include a 10.25in digital touchscreen indicator cluster, an outside rope hook and a stainless steel sports bad.

These models will be offered alongside the Maxus eDeliver 3 Ford E-Transit rival and the larger eDeliver 9 Both models are available in many body styles and forms.

Maxus has a leading position in the UK’s electric van market, with an 11% share of the total over the last year. More than 36% of van sales were made up by battery electric machines.