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MAXUS E DELIVER 9 MWB ELECTRIC FWD

150kW High Roof Van 72kWh Auto

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Chinese brand Maxus is aiming to shake up the commercial vehicle market with this large-segment Deliver 9 model. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.

Background

You probably haven't heard of Maxus. It's a new name for LDV, a once-British van brand which was bought by Chinese manufacturing giant SAIC in 2009. To begin with, SAIC kept the LDV name and dusted off the old Maxus model that LDV was selling before it went into receivership. Now though, at last, the Chinese conglomerate has come up with a completely new van design, so think the time is right for a change of brand name - to Maxus. This Deliver 9, the Maxus marque's first design, isn't quite as spectacularly affordable as the old LDV V80 model it replaces but it's a far more modern product, like the V80 aimed at the large van segment.

Driving Experience

Power for the Deliver 9 comes from a 2.0-litre turbo diesel unit that's only available in 163PS form matched with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It's usually offered in front-wheel drive, but the biggest body shapes get a rear wheel drive option too. Electric power steering features across the range. From start-off, the noise of the engine betrays its age, but once you get going, refinement is reasonably acceptable and there's quite enough torque (375Nm) to pull the heavy loads that likely buyers will need to shift, reducing the need for frantic gear swapping when a steep incline is encountered. The top speed is 100mph and there's a 2,500kg braked towing capacity. So yes, the performance on offer is likely to be quite sufficient for your needs. Like almost all vans, particularly large ones, the cornering demeanour of this one improves quite a bit when there's a bit of a load in the back. When you're running empty, it's rather prone to being unsettled over bumps. And whatever your Deliver 9's load configuration, you'll certainly feel the larger potholes and tarmac tears you'll come across in typical urban motoring. When the time comes to slow down, you'll be thankful for the reassuring feel of the standard all-round disc brakes. Brake assist complements the usual ABS system for emergency stops and ESP stability control is standard too.

Design and Build

There's nothing much wrong with the way this Maxus model looks - you wouldn't immediately pigeonhole it as a dated design. There's a prominent front grille (chrome-finished on the top variant), flanked by halogen or full-LED headlamps, plus LED daytime running lights also feature. Inside, with top 'Luxury'-spec, you get a touchscreen-enabled infotainment system with 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. You won't be expecting tactile plastics around the cabin - and you don't get them, but it feels modern enough behind the wheel and the driver's seat is actually quite comfortable, with plenty of adjustment. Everything seems built to last - this feels like a cabin that could withstand the rigours of a hard working life. A practical load area is fundamental in any LCV and the Deliver 9 meets the class standard in this regard. It features a heavy-duty bulkhead and rear doors that open to 260-degrees for easy loading. And extra features include a low rear step, lashing rings, grab handles and an LED illuminated load compartment.

Market and Model

The Deliver 9 panel van comes with three body lengths and three body heights. The biggest options in each case ('Long' and 'Extra High) can be had with either front or rear wheel drive. Otherwise, you'll be looking at a front wheel drive model. Prices start from around £30,000 ex VAT - that's for a 'Long' 'High roof' variant. That could save you a really substantial amount over equivalently-shaped versions of some other large vans. Makes you think doesn't it? Beyond the standard panel van body style, Maxus offers a number of variants in the Deliver 9 range, including crew cab, chassis and minibus models, while a network of specialist converters can also create a bespoke van to cater for most driver and business needs. All models include cruise control, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and autonomous emergency braking. The plusher 'Luxury' trim level - recognisable by a unique chrome- finished hexagonal signature grille, adds niceties like 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, front parking sensors, an adjustable over-speed alarm, keyless entry and some extra safety features like a Blind Area Monitoring system and a Lane Change Assist set-up. Inside at 'Luxury' level, there's a 10-inch centre-dash touchscreen with 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and a reversing camera.

Summary

Maxus reckons that new vehicles don't have to be as expensive as they are. Dacia has proved that in the car market. Now this Chinese brand is doing the same when it comes to commercial vehicles. You do at least have a choice. The LDV brand the Maxus marque was sired from provided that choice by re-branding an ageing product. But the Deliver 9, if not quite as sophisticated as some of its volume brand segment rivals, does feel every inch a modern large LCV. And it can offer running costs that are at least now in the same ballpark as competitors. Which wasn't the case with the old LDV V80. Yes this Deliver 9 is only a starting point for the Maxus brand in our market, but it's still probably a large van that many more small to medium-sized operators really ought to be considering. After all, when it comes to price, size matters.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed62mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10" Touch screen
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Cruise control
  • Driving model (Power/normal/eco)
  • eCall
  • Electric power steering
  • Infotainment system
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Parking sensor front and back
  • Reverse camera with guide assist
  • TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)

Exterior Features

  • 236 degree opening angle with limited gemel
  • Auto latch (8mp/h)
  • Automatic off headlights
  • Body colour front bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Chrome front MAXUS hexagonal signature grill
  • Electric front windows
  • Heated door mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Natural colour outside electric rearview mirror
  • Nature colour rear bumper
  • Rear fog lights
  • Single slide door

Interior Features

  • 8 direction adjustable drivers seat with armrest
  • Air conditioning
  • B Column full steel unglazed partition
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Dual cargo light
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Tie down 8 points
  • Wear resistant floor

Packs

  • Smoker pack - eDelivery9

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts for all seats
  • Drivers airbag
  • Front double curtain airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Passenger adjustable non-pretightening belt

Security

  • Adjustable overspeed alarm
  • Central locking
  • Driver and passenger safety belt buckle reminder
  • Ignition off auto lock
  • Intelligent anti theft security system
  • No key entry and start system

Technical

  • BAS
  • EBA
  • ESP + HHC
  • PTO - Interface
  • Ternary polymer lithium battery

Wheels

  • 16" alloy wheels

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    72
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
    480
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
    5-80
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
    40
  • Battery Charge Type 3 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    31.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    2
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City
    288
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    235
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City
    179
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    146

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    Yes
  • Bore
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Engine Codes
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Fuel Type
    ELECTRIC
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    No
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Stroke
    Not Available
  • Valve gear
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Not Available
  • EC Combined
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban
    Not Available
  • EC Urban
    Not Available

General

  • Alternator Amps
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    204
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    Not Available
  • Battery Volts
    Not Available
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Exhaust System
    Not Available
  • Front Brakes
    DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    MCPHERSON STRUT
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    10
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    LEAF SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Steering
    PAS
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62
    Not Available
  • BHP
    204
  • Engine Power KW
    150
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    229
  • Engine Torque MKG
    31.6
  • Engine Torque NM
    310
  • Top Speed
    62

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Automatic Clutch
    Not Available
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/75 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/75 R16
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    1020
  • Height
    2525
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    5546
  • Load Height
    1792
  • Load Length
    3019
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    1366
  • Load Width
    1800
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    1570
  • Rear Overhang
    1160
  • Side Load Door Height
    1570
  • Side Load Door Width
    1269
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    13.4
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Wheelbase
    3366
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    2062
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2466

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3500
  • Load Space Volume
    9.7
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2460
  • No. of Seats
    3
  • Payload
    1040
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    1900
  • Plated Front Axle
    1950
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Customer Reviews

   
Julie Judge

Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

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