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LDV Mifa 9 electric 2023: all-electric people mover priced at $106k in Australia with 440km of range


LDV is the first to market for an all-electric people mover, but the van won’t be a cheap proposition for those interested

LDV has pulled the covers off its first electric people mover, the Mifa 9, and it is likely to be the first of its kind to hit the Australian market. 

Available in three trim levels, the Mifa 9 in electric form is priced from $106,000 before on-road costs. All variants are on sale now in Australia. 

Pricing tops out at $131,000 before on-road costs for the Luxe variant, making the Mifa 9 electric one of the most expensive people movers available to buy in Australia. 

LDV Mifa 9 electric 2023 front 3/4
The LDV Mifa 9 electric people mover is priced from $106,000

Although ICE-powered, a top-spec Kia Carnival Platinum is, in comparison, priced from $67,580 before on-road costs, making the step up to an all-electric Mifa 9 a hefty $38,420 premium. 

That gap broadens further if the high-grade Mifa 9 Luxe is the car for you. It’s $63,000 more expensive than the Kia Carnival.

What you need to know about the electric Mifa 9 people mover 

The electric Mifa 9 has a 90kWh battery pack and uses a front-drive electric motor

All Mifa 9 electric people movers are fitted with a 90kWh battery pack that feeds power to a single electric motor. This unit produces outputs of 180kW/350Nm and powers the front wheels exclusively. 

LDV says that the electric Mifa 9 consumes energy at a rate of 21.3-21.8kWh/100km. 

Standard equipment on the people mover includes a 7.0-inch instrument display, a 12.3-inch central touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay, a multi-function leather and heated steering wheel, a wireless phone charger and a digital rear-view mirror. 

LDV Mifa 9 electric 2023 front view forward
Standard tech includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a 7.0-inch instrument display

Either 18- or 19-inch wheels are available for the Mifa 9, along with power sliding doors on Executive and Luxe variants. A 2-2-3 seating arrangement is standard, however the Luxe features captain’s chairs with heating, cooling, massage and reclining functions. 

Fold out tray tables, multi-zone climate control, seven USB ports and the option of a six-, eight- or 12-speaker sound system will help keep the kids entertained. 

LDV Mifa 9 electric 2023 captains chairs
The Mifa 9 Luxe variant features heated, cooled and massage function captain’s chairs

Safety equipment on the Mifa 9

Along with driver, passenger, side and full-length curtain airbags, the LDV Mifa 9 also comes standard with blind-spot detection, AEB, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and lane-change assist, a fatigue reminder system, rear collision warning, speed assist and full LED adaptive headlights. 

LDV Mifa 9 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Mifa 9 Mode: $106,000
  • Mifa 9 Executive: $117,000
  • Mifa 9 Luxe: $131,000