The Maxus is set to shake up the Irish light van market this year with its flagship LCV panel van. Following its rebrand from LDV in April, Maxus is launching its first new platform vehicle under the Maxus moniker, called the Deliver 9.
Coming in both a standard and luxury model, the Deliver 9 has it all when it comes to offering customers the pure driving experience at an incredibly competitive price. Maxus is distributed across seven right-hand drive territories by The Harris Group, one of the most respected and long-standing automotive companies in Ireland.
The Deliver 9 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and 163ps and 375nm of torque. All models include electric power steering and autonomous emergency braking, while a manual DPF regeneration button in the diesel range always ensures the van runs at optimal levels, even during heavy traffic congestion and daily city driving. A feature that fleet managers will very much welcome.
A load area that is practical is fundamental in any LCV and the Deliver 9 really delivers in this regard, featuring heavy-duty bulkhead and rear doors that open to 260 degrees for easy loading. Extra features include low rear step, lashing rings, grab handles and an LED illuminated load compartment.
A touch-screen-enabled infotainment system (optional in conventional Deliver 9 models and standard in luxury models) means that drivers can stay safely connected while on the road, while Apple Car Play and Android Auto ensure drivers have everything they need at their fingertips. The high-spec Luxury Deliver 9 model also includes cutting-edge technology features such as mirror link, blind-spot monitors and keyless entry.
The Deliver 9 will be the Harris Group’s most comprehensive and versatile LCV offering to date. With a choice of front or rear-wheel drive, it’s available in three lengths, long 5940mm, medium 5546mm and short 5180mm and three heights, extra-high 2755mm, high 2535mm and medium 2385mm
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 all driver and business needs.
Reducing carbon emissions is at the forefront of everything Maxus produces, the Deliver 9’s Euro 6d (D20) engine and advanced ECO technology help ensure the lowest possible emissions, (WLTP compliant).
Speaking about the new Deliver 9 model, Mark Barrett, GM of Harris Automotive Distributors UC (Maxus /LDV), said: “Maxus is a brand that is laying down a marker for the future of motoring. Oour new flagship LCV, the Deliver 9, which exemplifies Maxus’ focus on innovation, customisation and reputation. Everything about this van is of superior quality and showcases what we at Maxus are all about. We want to give everyone a pure driving experience, every time.”
The Deliver 9 was introduced to the market at a virtual launch on June 15th allowing the public to get up close and personal with the cutting-edge van from the comfort of home. The launch comes just weeks after Maxus rebranded from its original LDV moniker. The rebrand saw the company transform its network of UK and Irish dealerships with new Maxus signage, rebadge social media platforms to Maxus branding and launch new online platforms (www.saicMaxus.co.uk and www.saicMaxus.ie ).
Pricing for the Deliver 9 starts from €26,341 ex. VAT (RWD, Long hi-roof) and is available to order now for delivery July. All Maxus vehicles come with five years warranty or 200,000 KM (125,000 miles) and include five years roadside assistance cover as standard.
Today, the Harris Group represents the Maxus brand in a total of seven territories, including the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta and Cyprus.
There are almost 30 dealers in the UK together with 24 in the Republic of Ireland (exclusive of service-only dealers).