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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...

2018 LDV D90: Australian details

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been revealed ahead of its launch on November 15. Both two- and four-wheel drive versions will be offered locally, along with three trim levels - all featuring seven seats. Headlining features include the availability of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a 12...

LDV D90 diesel coming to Australia

The all-new LDV D90 large SUV may not have launched yet, but CarAdvice can confirm the Chinese-made model is set to battle both the petrol and diesel parts of the market ... but not until 2019, it seems. Roger Zagorski, managing director of Ateco Automotive - the company that distributes LDV models in Australia - said at the unveiling of the 2018 LDV T60 ute that the company is on track to introduce the all-new LDV D90 SUV in November...

LDV T60 Off Road ute confirmed

A high-riding, off-road-ready version of the 2018 LDV T60 ute has been confirmed. It is expected that the flagship model will be a production-ready version of the LDV T60 Off Road - a sort-of Ranger Wildtrak model to the Chinese brand's brigade of utes, offering buyers a range-topping model that has rough-and-tumble looks and extra all-terrain cred...

2018 LDV T60: Five-star ANCAP score in Chinese brand's sights

The LDV T60 could be the first Chinese-made vehicle to get a five-star ANCAP score. The brand is clearly hoping that'll be the case. The 2018 LDV T60 dual-cab 4x4 ute is aimed at business buyers and private drivers alike, with aggressive pricing and strong equipment lists offered for each variant...

LDV aiming for '10 per cent' of ute market

The 2018 LDV T60 may have only just launched in Australia, but it's clear the company has high hopes for its first-ever ute. Among the objectives is an ambitious goal to achieve "10 per cent" market share in the ute segment, according to the head of LDV, SAIC Motor vice president Lan Qingsong, who spoke with Australian media at the local debut of the 2018 LDV T60 in Sydney...

2018 LDV T60 pricing and specs

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...

2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October

The Australian distributor for Chinese manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will be launching the T60 ute in Australia on October 1, with the D90 SUV to follow on November 15. The T60 ute will be powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque...

LDV G10: ANCAP three-star crash test rating confirmed

The increasingly popular China-made LDV G10 van, and its people-mover derivative, have been awarded a sub-par three-star ANCAP crash result. The rating applies to all petrol and diesel van and people-mover variants sold in Australia from mid-2015. The G10 was tested at Crashlab in Australia in May this year, but, in keeping with the 'date stamp' policy launched in 2014, its crash performance was measured against 2015 criteria...

Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong

Chinese van maker LDV - a subsidiary of massive conglomerate SAIC, China's biggest car-maker - is doing well enough to be considered a small success story in Australia this year. Under importer Ateco Automotive, sales this year sit at a very respectable 625 units, up 29 per cent on the same period last year (under the same importer)...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...