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The newest ute on the market has arrived, with the Chinese-made 2018 LDV T60 having hit Aussie shores with plenty of equipment and attractive pricing.

The all-new LDV ute is initially going to be sold in two spec levels only – the entry-level Pro (shown here in white) and the high-spec Luxe (in red), both of which have heaps of standard gear fitted.

Pricing starts at $28,990 drive-away, making the LDV T60 one of the most affordable utes in the segment.

Equipment highlights include safety items such as a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors as standard, not to mention blind-spot monitoring, LED adaptive headlights, and a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The two vehicles that are on sale now are dual-cab pick-up style models – a cab-chassis dual-cab will come, and so will single-cab models.

LDV says the T60 is tackling the most popular segment of the ute market, where private and dual-use buyers are shopping – that being crew-cab models.

The LDV T60 has five lap-sash seatbelts, six airbags (dual front, front side, full-length curtain), ABS and electronic stability control.

The LDV T60 is powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, with 110kW of power (at 3400rpm) and 360Nm of torque (from 1600-2800rpm).

There’s a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, with fuel use of 8.8 litres per 100km for the manual and 9.6L/100km for the automatic. Both versions are 4×4, with a proper low-range transfer case.

Gross combined mass on all variants is 6050kg, and a tow rating of 3.0 tonnes braked and 750kg unbraked is promised. Payload varies, with the Pro on heavy-duty suspension listing 1025kg in manual form and 995kg with the auto. The Luxe with comfort suspension lists 875kg and 815kg respectively.

LDV is also introducing a new warranty program with the T60, offering a five-year/130,000km plan with roadside assist and a loan car. More details on that package are still to come.


LDV T60 specifications by model

Pro

  • Rear-view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Auto headlights
  • LED headlights
  • Auto wipers
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • 10.0-inch touchscreen media with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming
  • Two USB ports
  • Tub liner
  • Side steps
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Remote central locking
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare
  • Heavy duty suspension

Luxe (additional equipment over Pro)

  • Smart key
  • Keyless entry
  • Auto folding side mirrors
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Leather seats
  • Electric front seat adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Comfort suspension
  • Electronic rear differential lock
  • Sports bar

LDV T60 drive-away pricing

LDV T60 Pro manual – $28,990 ABN holders, $30,516 private buyers
LDV T60 Pro automatic – $30,990 ABN, $32,621 private
LDV T60 Luxe manual – $32,990 ABN, $34,726 private
LDV T60 Luxe automatic – $34,990 ABN, $36,831 private

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