LDV T60 UTE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

LDV ADDS BUDGET-PRICED T60 UTE TO THE POPULAR DUAL-CAB MARKET.

WORDS TRISTAN TANCREDI

LDV’s all-new T60 ute has landed in Australian showrooms. The dual-cab, four-door, budget-priced pick-up is available in two trim levels, Pro and Luxe, with each powered by a 2.8- litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder capable of generating 110kW and 360Nm. The engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and each variant in the line-up has four-wheel drive with high and low range.

The Pro is set up as a working ute, with a heavy duty suspension set-up (front and rear); the Luxe is aimed at the recreational market, with softer suspension to suit.

The T60 has a payload capacity of 1025kg (manual Pro), 995kg (auto Pro), 875kg (manual Luxe) and 815kg (auto Luxe), and each model is rated to tow up to 3000kg. Each model also has 215mm of ground clearance and approach and departure angles of 27 and 24.2 degrees.

In addition to the suspension tune, the Luxe differs from the Pro thanks to the addition of various niceties including leather trim, climate control airconditioning and keyless entry.

Standard equipment across the range includes a tyre-pressure warning system, alloy wheels, side steps and roof rails, as well as a host of electronic safety features and in-cabin luxuries.

“The LDV T60 will transform the position of LDV in the Australian market, not just in terms of sales volume, but also geographically,” Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Automotive, said.

“As a van brand, our business was largely limited to metropolitan areas, where the vast majority of vans are sold and used, and while we have secured 5 per cent of the van sector since our launch in 2015, this sector is comparatively small.”

LDV RRP PRICES

MODEL ABN RRP LDV T60 PRO manual $28,990 $30,516 Driveaway LDV T60 PRO auto $30,990 $32,621 Driveaway LDV T60 LUXE manual $32,990 $34,726 Driveaway LDV T60 LUXE auto $34,990 $36,831 Driveaway