LDV sharp­ens ute pric­ing New Aussie-de­signed Hilux

China’s LDV un­veils sharp pric­ing on its tradie-spec 2WD and 4WD T60 cabchas­sis utes

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Chinese brand LDV has an­nounced the pric­ing of its tradiespec T60 cab-chas­sis, with the 4WD vari­ant retailing from $28,411 or $26,990 for ABN hold­ers.

The bud­get-priced ute fea­tures a 2.8-litre four-cylin­der tur­bod­iesel en­gine good for 110kW and 360Nm. It’s mated to a sixspeed man­ual trans­mis­sion. There’s no auto avail­able.

The sus­pen­sion set-up com­prises dou­ble-wish­bone (front) and heavy-duty leaf springs at the rear. The 4WD vari­ant has a kerb weight of 1,720kg, a pay­load ca­pac­ity of 1,255kg and a 3,000kg tow­ing ca­pac­ity; while the 2WD vari­ant has a kerb weight of 1,630kg, a pay­load ca­pac­ity of 1,145kg and a 3,000kg tow­ing ca­pac­ity.

While it’ll most likely be used to carry work gear, in terms of off-road func­tion­al­ity, the T60 has a 27-de­gree ap­proach an­gle, 24.2-de­gree de­par­ture an­gle, 215mm of ground clear­ance and a wad­ing depth of 550mm.

Fit­ted with a 75-litre fuel tank, LDV claims a com­bined fuel con­sump­tion of 8.8L/100km.

Both the 2WD and 4WD ver­sions are loaded with 16-inch al­loy wheels, an­gu­lar head­lights and preda­tory grille.

In­side, both vari­ants come with air-con­di­tion­ing, cruise con­trol, Blue­tooth, a 12V power out­let and a USB port.

Pric­ing for Great Wall’s Steed was also re­leased re­cently, with the Chinese ute priced from $18,990 for ABN hold­ers. Un­like the Great Wall, how­ever, the LDV T60 comes with a five-star ANCAP safety rating, cour­tesy of its six airbags and other fea­tures such as hill de­scent con­trol, hill-start as­sist sys­tem, elec­tronic brake as­sist and elec­tronic brake-force dis­tri­bu­tion, roll move­ment in­ter­ven­tion, adap­tive front light­ing sys­tem, and a tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem.

The T60 range comes with a five-year/130,000km war­ranty.

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