Maxus Deliver 9 Tipper vs Maxus E-Deliver 9 Electric Tipper
Maxus may not be the most popular van manufacturer on the roads, but if the Deliver and E-Deliver variants are anything to go by, they can certainly count themselves as one of the most innovative. Emerging as a real contender within the EV and diesel van markets, if you’re looking to acquire a tipper for use at work or as part of a larger fleet, you could do much worse than browsing vehicles from this emerging Chinese manufacturer.
The conventional Deliver 9 model was launched in 2020 to immediate popularity and acclaim, prompting the company to release a handy electric variant with all the worthy features of the original. Easy tipper functionality for both vans is just the icing on the cake, as the tipper functionality can seamlessly be controlled even by novices.
As an initial summary, the conventional Deliver offers an excellent payload, large load area, competitive running costs and a techy cabin – a genuine jack-of-all-trades, which is rarely seen within larger vans. Best of all, the Maxus Deliver 9 Tipper doesn’t drop points in any category, and while it may be somewhat costlier than similar bulky van models, you pay for what you get.
Though you may expect the electric E-Deliver model to lose out in some areas, this eco-friendly option impressively maintains many of the pros we outlined in our original Maxus 9 outline. With one of the best range capabilities of any electric van, both are phenomenal for city driving, with good handling and the capacity to navigate busy roads.
Looking for an upgrade for your existing diesel van? Or perhaps you seek a sustainable EV alternative to keep pace with the clean air zones in your city? We have what you need, online at Van Sales UK. All-round adaptability and a comfortable, reliable ride make the original Maxus an excellent choice for van fleets, and the E-variant arrives with three different optional battery configurations.
Focusing on features, both vans boast air-conditioning, cruise control, electric front windows, remote central locking, autonomous emergency braking and more, while outwardly the E-Maxus aesthetic is even very similar to the diesel. For specifications, in-depth feature rundowns and more, keep reading!
Engines and Spec
On-paper and in action, both Maxus vans are more than capable – with specifications which are able to rival the very best. Within the conventional diesel model there is one engine, a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, capable of 163hp. This may not sound impressive, but means that the user-friendly large van is able to reach a top speed of over 100mph – not too shabby at all! Mirroring this, the electric option comes equipped with an impressive 150Kw motor and corresponding maximum driving range of 219 miles per charge. More than competent compared to large van rivals, those who regularly travel long distances within their van (delivery drivers to name just one group) may have found their next vehicle.
Steering is particularly light for the conventional Maxus, making it very drivable, navigating tight corners and providing plenty of wiggle-room for those who may not be the most experienced van drivers in the world. Worried about prepping an electric vehicle for that long journey or multiple drop-off points? The E-Maxus can be replenished before you know it. Rapid charging points can take as little as 40-45 minutes to juice up your electric van, depending on the size of the battery option, whilst at-home charging points will complete the task in roughly 6 to 8 hours. We’re fully-flexible, so why not take a look at vans or adjustable finance offers? Whatever your circumstances, trust Van Sales UK.
Interior features and general in-cab comfort may not be as notable as the metrics and standout specs, but overall the internal layout makes for a relaxing drive, with several outstanding showpiece features to take note of. Standard features of the basic model include practical air conditioning, auto lights, cruise control and a number of other desirable features which aren’t uncommon in large vans, but things really get exciting when you observe the fantastic usable interactive touchscreen. A standard gadget within both the EV and diesel model, this conveniently placed screen can be used for everything from road navigation to playing media.
For those of you wondering where the payload comes in, this is again, an area of strength. 1,360kg capacity within the standard model is up there with some of the best on the market, meanwhile only a slight reduction down to 1200kg for the Maxus E-Deliver 9 Tipper ensures you’re getting more bang for your buck. Still not enough for your needs? In-cab storage options for both make this vehicle a genuine ‘office on wheels’, while useful tipper functionality is easily controlled from the cab area. Take a look through our standalone Maxus E-Deliver 9 Review for further details on features and gadgets.
The Verdict/Snap shot
Though it may seem that we’ve done nothing but shower this pair of vans with praise for the last 500 words or so, we really are rather fond of Maxus and the brilliant all-encompassing approach they’ve taken to designing and converting versatile vans. Without one particular area of weakness, to describe the Maxus Deliver 9 Tipper and remarkably similar electric variant as two of the most complete vans on the market wouldn’t be an exaggeration.
Though the price-point may be high for some, weighed up against other major van releases from Ford, Nissan and Fiat, it’s hard to deny the value when you consider the entire package.