2017 LDV D90 on-sale here in November
The seven-seat LDV D90 will go on-sale in Australia in November aimed squarely at the Skoda Kodiaq and bigger players like Toyota Kluger and beyond.
THE LDV D90 is slated to go on-sale here in November and while pricing and final specification hasn’t been announced, the company is claiming it will make a strong value for money argument.
“LDV clearly know that while the SUV sector is now the dominant vehicle type around the world, it is also highly competitive, so LDV have has drawn on the expertise, knowledge and technology of China’s largest vehicle maker, its parent SAIC, to produce the D90,” explained Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Automotive Australia.
“This means that the LDV D90 not only has everything expected of an SUV, it also has a range of features that might not be expected, such as automatic road sign recognition; luxury features that might be expected of higher market cars, such as a driver’s seat that is heated, cooled and offers a massage. This means that the D90 provides an even stronger value for money equation, given its ability, features and technology.”
“The SUV sector may be hard fought, but we believe that the D90 will be a strong and competitive addition to the sector and will be another top seller for LDV in Australia,” said Mr Chinnappa.
The D90 will be available in 2WD and 4WD (with low range and a terrain management system and rear differential lock) trim with a turbocharged petrol engine making 165kW and 350Nm of torque. LDV will only offer a six-speed automatic transmission.
“While there are three different trim and equipment levels, there is nothing that could be called a basic version of the LDV D90,” said Mr Chinnappa.
“Each version is laden with equipment and features, which means that when it comes to the features offered by the D90, they range from the excellent to the exceptional, depending on the equipment level.”
In the top-spec D90 there’s heated and cooled front seats with a massage function, adaptive cruise control and a 12-inch colour touchscreen in the centre console. The D90 will also feature an automatic tailgate with gesture control to open it.
In terms of safety, LDV claims the D90 will be equipped with blind spot monitoring, lane wander alert and traffic sign alert, which automatically spots road signs such as speed limits and stop signs and brings them up in the instrument display. It will also feature autonomous emergency braking, and front collision warning.
Final specifications and pricing will be released when the D90 goes on-sale on 15 November.