Australian consumers have a new people-mover to choose from and this one is all-electric. We’re of course talking about the LDV Mifa 9, a vehicle that has been in the works for quite some time.
Found at the heart of the LDV Mifa 9 is a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack sourced from CATL. This battery can be charged through an 11 kW charger in approximately 8.5 hours or can be charged from 30 to 80 per cent in 36 minutes when hooked up to a DC fast charger.
The battery provides juice to a single electric motor at the front wheels with 241 hp (180 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. LDV says the Mifa 9 has a maximum range of up to 440 km (273 miles) and on average, uses roughly 21.3 kWh – 21.8 kWh per 100 km.
The LDV Mifa 9 has been positioned towards the upper echelons of the people-mover market and as such, has a keen focus on luxury. The automaker will offer it in Mode, Executive, and Luxe trim levels, all of which can be finished in either Blanc White, Dynasty Red, Metal Black, Pearl White, Mica Blue, Concrete Grey, and Snow Cyan, the latter two of which can be accented by a black roof.
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Buyers that opt for either the Executive or Luxe model receive power-sliding side doors. The flagship Luxe variant also features captain’s chairs equipped with heating, cooling, massage, and reclining functions. Other key highlights of the Mifa 9 include multi-zone climate control, 7 USB ports, a 220V power outlet, a sliding third-row of seating, and the options of either 6, 8, or 12-speaker sound systems.
LDV has also equipped the Mifa 9 with a sleek and minimalist dashboard that houses a 12.3-inch infotainment display with wired Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and a multi-function leather and heated steering wheel. Options include a digital rear-view mirror and wireless mobile charging pad.
A raft of safety features come standard on all Mifa 9 variants. These include blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane change assist, fatigue reminder and attention assist, full LED adaptive headlights with auto beam assist, rear collision warning, speed assist system, and ABS, ESP and emergency braking assist.
Local pricing for the LDV Mifa 9 kicks off from $106,000 ($70,010) for the Mode and rises to $117,000 ($77,275) for the Executive and $131,000 ($86,522) for the Luxe. All models come with a 5-year/200,000 km warranty and an 8-year/200,000 km battery warranty.