LDV T60 UTE AR­RIVES IN AUSTRALIA

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

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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 2.8litre 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.”

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