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LDV T60 ute gains five-star ANCAP safety rating

By Tristan Tancredi, 31 Oct 2017 News

Budget-priced Chinese ute arrives locally with five-star safety rating.

LDV T60 ute ANCAP testing

THE LDV T60 has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent safety authority, ANCAP.

The budget-priced 4WD received an overall score of 35.46 out of 37, with a perfect score in the side-impact test (16 out of 16). It received a score of 14.46 out of 16 for the frontal offset test.

The LDV T60 dual cab enters the Australasian market this week with the five-star rating it needs to gain sales traction in the highly competitive utility segment,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin said. “This broadens the segment even further with added choice for safety-conscious consumers using their ute for work and weekends.”

LDV-T60-ute-ANCAP-5-star.jpgBlind Spot Monitoring is standard across the T60 range, as are dual frontal, side chest and side head-protecting airbags.

“The T60 performed well in our crash tests, although like all light commercial utes currently rated, it lacks autonomous emergency braking,” Mr Goodwin added.

The Chinese-made dual-cab will be available in two trim levels: the Pro is designed as a working ute, with a heavy-duty suspension set-up; the Luxe is aimed at the recreational market, with softer suspension and the addition of various interior niceties.

LDV-T60-ute-ANCAP.jpgLDV Automotive’s General Manager, Dinesh Chinnappa, said: “The LDV T60 will transform the position of LDV in the Australian market, not just in terms of sales volume, but also geographically.”

We’ll have a yarn with our thoughts on the LDV T60 soon, after we’ve driven it at its local launch. So keep an eye out.



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