Mifa 7: Maxus shrunk the Mifa 9

Van specialist Maxus is widening its passenger car offering in Belgium. After the Uniq6 and Mifa 9, the smaller sibling of the latter is launched. Seating seven persons with ample interior space, the model aims to be the modern Renault Espace. The Chinese version with a swappable battery isn’t imported.

Showing its more compact dimensions next to the Mifa 9, the overall length measures 4,907 mm, making the vehicle approximately 360 mm shorter. A wheelbase of 2,975 mm (3,200 mm on the Mifa 9) still ensures generous interior space comparable to bigger SUVs like the Mercedes EQE SUV or the Audi E-Tron.

Sliding doors

The Chinese-made MPV comfortably accommodates seven adults across three rows in a 2-2-3 seating configuration. Its design includes a side sliding door for convenient access, highlighting the practicality of such solutions in tight parking scenarios. The Mifa 7 offers 760 liters of luggage space with the third-row seats folded down.

Only electric

As with its larger brother, only an electric driveline is on order. Customers can choose between two battery options: a 77 kWh pack offering a WLTP range of up to 410 km and the larger 90 kWh pack from the Mifa 9, which can travel up to 480 km on a single charge.

A 5 to 80 percent recharge on a DC fast charger takes 40 minutes. This model features a swappable battery in China, but Maxus leaves this solution to Nio.

As for warranty, Maxus complies with the legal 8-year period but with an extended mileage of 200,000 km instead of 160,000 km. Powered by a 180 kW electric motor delivering 350 Nm of torque, the Mifa 7 boasts a top speed of 180 km/hour.

Back in fashion

On the inside, the Mifa 7 features a dual 12.3-inch display for the instrument panel and a central touchscreen, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its driving assistance equipment comprises emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

An optional 360-degree camera adds another safety layer. The Mifa 7 has already earned a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP, affirming its top-tier safety standards.

Adding a new Chinese-made MPV strengthens the foothold of Asian brands in this category, bringing them back in fashion as the electric powertrain overcomes the CO2 hurdles.

The Forthing U-Tour, Denza D9, Zeekr 009, and the already-launched Mifa 9 all exemplify this trend. Volvo also jumped on the bandwagon with the EM90, their version of the Zeekr 009, but it won’t be sold in Europe.


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