Van and Commercial Vehicle Awards 2022: Best Large Van
With a plethora of body styles to choose from, an impressive list of standard-kit and a competitive list price, the Maxus Deliver 9 is a welcome addition to the Large Van segment...
Maxus Deliver 9
Priced from £28,200 Economy 24.1-33.2mpg CO2 emissions 268g/km Load space 8-13m3 Payload 1110-1520kg Power 161bhp Torque 277lb ft
It’s not often that a new model in the market is such a pleasant surprise in so many ways - but the Maxus Deliver 9 has the potential to really shake up the large van sector.
It comes in three body sizes and three roof heights, as well as with chassis cab options, and masters all of the basic requirements of a large van brilliantly, with a payload of up to 1360kg and 13m3.
The Deliver 9 is also a remarkably pleasant van to drive and work in; it’s comfortable to drive, has good visibility and the 161bhp, 2.0-litre engine is unsurprisingly spirited. Performance niggles are few and far between, although it could be a little quieter, have a few more storage spaces and do with a smattering of higher quality materials inside.
But all those concerns are soon cast aside when you consider the price and standard kit list.
Starting from £28,200, the Maxus 9 is on a par with similarly sized and gross vehicle weight vans from Citroen and Peugeot, and more than £3000 cheaper than a comparable Ford Transit and £4000 less than a Mercedes Sprinter.
The level of equipment on standard vehicles is something else again. In our estimation the Luxury trim offers the best deal, offering a 10in touchscreen, blindspot monitoring, lane change assist, LED headlights, keyless start, front parking sensors, a reversing camera and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Rivals simply can’t compete.
Add in the fact Maxus also offers a five-year/125,000 mile warranty and you have a van with all-round qualities that simply can’t be matched for value.
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