CHINESE vehicle manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will debut its T60 into the Australian ute market this October.
The ute, first seen at the 2016 Guangzhou International Motor Show, will be available in single- and double-cab configurations. There will also be two- and four-wheel drive variants, manual and automatic versions, and two trim and equipment levels.
“This model line-up covers the significant part of the market, and these versions will be joined by additional variants as required to meet changing market demands,” Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Australia, said.
Details are vague, but what is known is that the T60 will be powered by a 110kW 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine and will measure 5300mm long and 1900mm wide.
LDV Australia has big expectations for its all-new ute. “In preparation for the arrival of the T60 we are opening new dealers in country areas and enlarging our urban representation,” explained Mr Chinnappa. “There is little doubt that from day one, the T60 will be LDV’s best-selling model in Australia.”
LDV vehicles come with a three-year 100,000km warranty, with 24-hour roadside assistance.
Pricing is yet to be released, but the T60 is expected to be at the budget end of the LCV market.
“It is too early to provide specific price points for the new LDV T60 range,” Mr said Chinnappa. “But we are determined that it will build upon the value for money proposition of the LDV van range.”