Maxus MIFA 9: Malaysia’s First Fully Electric MPV From RM270k

The new Maxus MIFA 9, which was presented by Weststar Maxus, is the first entirely electric MPV to be sold in Malaysia. The standard Luxury model and the top-spec Premium variation are the two fully imported (CBU) MIFA 9 variants that are available.

Standard features across both models include dual power-sliding doors, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and DRLs, LED rear fog lamps, LED taillights, heated side mirrors, front and rear-operated sunroofs, and a powered tailgate.

The MIFA 9 boasts impressive dimensions, measuring 1,840mm in height, 2,000mm in width, 5,270mm in length, and 3,200mm across the wheelbase. This sets it apart from competitors like the Toyota Vellfire and Alphard, which has a wheelbase of 3,000mm and measurements of 5,005mm in length, 1,850mm in width, and 1,950mm in height.

Inside, the MIFA 9 features a 2-2-3 seat configuration, with the second row comprising individual captain chairs with Ottoman functions, ventilation, heating, and massage. The front passenger and driver seats offer eight different adjustment options and lumbar support. The black-themed interior includes a microfiber/leather steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, a 64-color ambient lighting system, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Both Luxury and Premium variants share the same electric powertrain, with the Luxury model having a slightly higher WLTP-rated range. The electric motor delivers 241hp and 350Nm, with a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 180km/h. The 90 kWh ternary lithium-ion battery provides a WLTP range of 435km for the Luxury variant and 430 km for the Premium.

Safety features include a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, ESP, ABS, brake assist, front, side, and curtain airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, driver monitoring, speed assistance, auto high beam, rear collision warning, adaptive cruise control, integrated cruise assist, front and rear autonomous emergency braking, lane change assist, lane departure warning, and emergency lane keep assist.

As part of the launch campaign, the first 100 MIFA 9 buyers will receive a complimentary 22-kW AC home charger. The on-the-road price is RM269,888 for the Luxury and RM289,888 for the Premium, excluding insurance.

Every purchase comes with a five-year, 100,000km vehicle warranty and an eight-year, 200,000km battery guarantee. The MIFA 9 is available in six exterior colours, Pearl Lustre White, Dynasty Red, Mica Blue, Concrete Grey, Snow Cyan, and Black.

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