Maxus MIFA 7 2024: Prices, specs and release date

  • Seven-seat MIFA 7 MPV joins existing electric MIFA 9
  • Modern and futuristic styling combined with clean and simple interior
  • 90kWh battery gives a range of up to almost 300 miles
  • Ordering now open with prices from £48,774

The new Maxus MIFA 7 is a second all-electric people carrier MPV from the fast-growing Chinese brand.

Sitting below the Maxus MIFA 9, which arrived in 2022 as one of the world’s first fully electric MPVs, the new Maxus MIFA 7 is a pitched as a more compact and affordable alternative (it is around 400mm shorter).

However, at almost five metres long, it remains an imposing machine, one that is distinctively-styled and eye-catching.

Ordering for the new Maxus MIFA 7 is already open, with first deliveries expected in August 2024.

When it arrives, it will be an interesting alternative to other posh new MPVs including the Lexus LM, Volkswagen Multivan, electric Volkswagen ID.Buzz and upcoming Volvo EM90.

2024 Maxus MIFA 7 prices and release date

The new Maxus MIFA 7 is on sale now – and prices start from an eye-catching £48,774. This means the entry-level car is almost half the price of the hybrid-powered Lexus LM.

With dealers taking orders now for the new Maxus MIFA 7, first UK deliveries will begin in August 2024.

2024 Maxus MIFA 7 styling, interior and technology

The new Maxus MIFA 7 is a modern and distinctive-looking MPV. Like several other rivals in the newly-rejuvenated MPV market, it has a futuristic design that is far removed from the boxy look of older people carriers.

Highlights include the wind-cheating, closed-off front end and ultra-slim LED running lights that combine with stacked pixel-style LED headlights.

The new Maxus MIFA 7 has a contrast upper half, while flush-fitting glass adds to its aerodynamic functionality. There are retractable doorhandles and sliding rear doors. 

At the rear, blacked-out LED tail lamps have a distinctive patter – and the ‘MAXUS’ script is also illuminated across the tailgate. Dark rear glass gives VIP-style privacy.

Inside, the new MAXUS MIFA 7 has a digital dashboard. It will include an Intelligent Driving Assistance System, that is said to offer Internet of Vehicle (IOV) capabilities. This will bring a brace of safety-assist tech to the driving experience.

The interior will be light with a large panoramic sunroof and there will be plenty of space thanks to a wheelbase that stretches to nearly three metres. The company also claims the best internal width ratio in its class.

The new Maxus MIFA 7 has a two-two-three seating layout, with walk-through space between the middle two chairs for easier access to the rear. The third row also has a split-fold function, while there’s climate control throughout the cabin – along with four USB-C and four USB-A charging sockets.

With all seven seats occupied, the new Maxus MIFA 7 has a 280-litre boot, and with the third row folded flat, it has a commodious 760-litre boot.

More details about the new Maxus MIFA 7’s interior and standard spec will be announced in the build-up to its launch.

2024 Maxus MIFA 7 electric motor, performance and range

The new Maxus MIFA 7 will be offered with a choice of two battery sizes, either 77kWh or 90kWh.

The range-topping 90kWh battery in the new Maxus MIFA 7 will give a range of up to 298 miles. The more affordable 77kWh battery will have a range of 255 miles.

Charging speeds for the new Maxus MIFA 7 have not yet been announced, but the company says it will go from 5% to 80% in around 40 minutes, at a suitably powerful DC charger.

The new Maxus MIFA 7 will also have vehicle-to-load functionality, so it can power appliances remotely – and take advantage of flexible charging schemes.

The top-spec new Maxus MIFA 7 will have a 245PS electric motor, delivering a powerful 350Nm of torque. This should ensure swift city centre acceleration and relaxed cruising.

When will the new Maxus MIFA 7 arrive in the UK?

Ordering for the new Maxus MIFA 7 is open now. The first cars will arrive on UK roads in August 2024.

What did Maxus used to be called in the UK?

Maxus used to be called LDV in the UK. It is owned by Chinese giant SAIC, which also owns the MG brand.  

What else does Maxus sell in the UK?

Maxus is known for its extensive range of vans – and is also becoming an electric van specialist in the UK.