2018 LDV T60 Ute goes on-sale here in October from $28,990 driveaway
The LDV T60 is making a big play for Australian commercial vehicle buyers with attractive driveaway pricing for ABN holders.
THE 2018 LDV T60 UTE will go on-sale here in October with prices starting from $28,990 driveaway for ABN holders. In its announcement about the T60, LDV claimed it would use the ute segment to emulate its 40% year-on-year growth since entering the van market.
The LDV T60 arrives Down Under in double-cab trim only with four-wheel drive standard across the range and either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Standard safety features include blind spot warning, six airbags, tyre pressure warning, while luxury features fitted to all versions include a 10-inch touch screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, along with alloy wheels, side steps and roof rails. Power windows, remote central locking and air-con are standard across the range, as are automatic height adjusting headlights. The LDV T60 is available in two trim levels only, Pro and Luxe. “LUXE offers different suspension settings aimed at the recreational market, while the PRO has a set-up suitable for all-day, every day loaded and working. All versions are rated to tow up to three tonnes with a braked trailer,” LDV said.
The initial LDV T60 range for Australia is powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine making 110kW at 3400rpm and 360Nm from 1600 to 2800rpm matched to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. All versions have four-wheel drive with high and low range. Fuel consumption is a claimed combined 8.8-9.6L/100km depending on the variant (the fuel tank is 75 litres).
The T60’s load tub (1.48m wide and 1.5m long and 50cm deep) is lined as standard, with a total of six load tie down points, four at low level and two on the tub rim. As befits their different roles, the PRO has a multi-bar headboard to protect the rear window and provide support for long loads, while the LUXE has a polished chrome sport bar. Both models have roof rails as standard.
The rear seat back rest can be folded to offers 705 litres of load space, while as well as a fold down centre arm rest with two cup holders, the rear seat has both top tether and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
Key off-road dimensions include, ground clearance of 215 mm, a wading depth of 500mm, front and rear departure angles are 27 and 24.2 degrees respectively with a ramp over angle of 21.3 degrees. The LDV T60 can tow up to 3000kg with a braked trailer. The payload is 1025kg for the manual PRO, 995kg for the automatic PRO, while for the LUXE the payloads are 875 and 815kg respectively for the manual and the automatic. The Gross Combined Vehicle Mass is 6050kg for the PRO and 5950kg for the LUXE.
Hill Stability Control is also fitted as standard and will work at speeds between 8 and 35k/mh and up to 60km/h it will remain in standby mode ready to be used as required (active on a slope up to 26 degrees. The rear differential lock can be activated up to 30km/h.
“The LDV T60 will transform the position of LDV in the Australian market, not just in terms of sales volume but also geographically,” explains Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Automotive.
“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 five per cent of the van sector since our launch in 2015, this sector is comparatively small. With the LDV T60 we are moving into the fastest growing sector in the market and one that covers the whole country, as well as a sector that now routinely provides the number one bestselling vehicle in Australia. If we are able to match that market share with in the Ute sector, LDV’s van sales will be dwarfed by the T60 and LDV will be on the road right across Australia.”
The LDV T60 offers a five-year, 130,000km warranty, and a loan car programme alongside the 24/7 roadside assistance.
LDV T60 Price List
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LDV T60 PRO manual
LDV T60 PRO automatic
LDV T60 LUXE manual
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