Would You Pay $40,000 For SAIC Maxus MIFA 9

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On June 29, the new Maxus MIFA 9 will be unveiled, with prices ranging from $41,200 to $56,700 USD. The British LDV Maxus brand, which SAIC acquired in 2010, serves as the foundation for the SAIC brand Maxus. 2008 saw the bankruptcy of Birmingham-based van maker LDV. Since then, it has been owned by Russian GAZ, Eco Concept, and lastly Chinese SAIC, who acquired it in 2010. In November 2021, the production model made its premiere at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

The first vehicle built on the Maxus Intelligent Flexible Architecture (MIFA) platform is the MIFA 9. Its dimensions are 5270mm long, 2000mm wide, 1840mm tall, and 3200mm in wheelbase.


The front face adopts the conventional EV closed grille design in terms of design. The car's split headlamps and broad hood highlight its futuristic appearance. Both sides of the MIFA 9 have electric side sliding doors. At both ends, the taillight has a Y-split design.

With its triple screen, the MIFA has a highly modern appearance inside. For its cutting-edge driving assistance system called Utopilot, the MIFA 9 is outfitted with an 8-megapixel front-view camera, five 2-megapixel peripheral-view cameras, and five millimeter-wave radars.

Maxus MIFA 9

The seating configuration is 2+2+2. To make room for more luggage, the third-row and second-row seats can electronically slide forward. Electronic controls for heating, cooling and massaging the seats are available.

A 10.1-inch screen and a 220V power outlet are available to second-row passengers.


A 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack produced by CATL powers the MIFA 9, giving it a 560km NEDC range. 17.9 kWh are used for every 100 kilometers. A single motor with a maximum output of 241 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque is also included with the MIFA 9. SAIC intends to improve the range to more than 650km in 2023.

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