THE all-new LDV T60 ute will be available locally from October 1, 2017.
The Chinese-made ute, which made its first appearance at the 2016 Guangzhou International Motor Show in China, will be powered by a 110kW 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. It will measure in at 5300mm long and 1900mm wide.
“The ute and SUV markets are… booming. There is little doubt that from day one, the T60 will be LDV’s best-selling model in Australia,” Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Australia said.
Following the October 1 launch, the T60 range will expand to include turbo-diesel-powered 4x4 dual cabs with both manual and automatic transmissions, as well as 2WD and 4WD cab chassis variants with manual transmissions. Two trim and equipment levels will also be offered to cater for various lifestyles.
“This model line-up covers the most significant part of the market, and these versions will be joined by additional variants as required to meet changing market demands,” Chinnappa said.
Pricing is yet to be announced, but expect the T60 to be competitive in the budget-ute segment.
“It is too early to provide specific price points,” Dinesh Chinnappa explained. “But we are determined that they will build upon the value-for-money proposition established by the LDV van range.
“The T60 will provide Australian ute buyers with a highly competitive new choice, whether they are looking for a working ute or a recreational family vehicle.”
A seven-seat LDV D90 SUV will join the T60 in showrooms on November 15.