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LDV G10 recruited by Campsie police

Forget high-powered Audis, BMWs, AMGs and the rest -  the LDV G10 people mover is the latest recruit in the Sydney police force, helping the Campsie Local Area Command carry out its crime prevention community projects. Announced this week, the seven-seat LDV G10 people mover will be used by Sergeant Ghouse Mohammad and his fellow Campsie LAC officers to spread their crime prevention message to the schools, businesses and community groups of the Campsie area...

How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...

CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, and Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca...

LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia

The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer's latest model in its expanding line-up. Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h...

2018 LDV T60 ute revealed, Australian debut confirmed: Five-star ANCAP score expected

The anticipated 2018 LDV T60 ute has been revealed at this week's Guangzhou motor show, offering a first look at the Chinese commercial vehicle brand's rival to the top-selling Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. An Australian launch for the LDV T60 has also been locked in, with local distributor Ateco today confirming the ute's debut will occur in the second half of next year...

Great Wall damaged "brand China" in Australia, former distributor says

The boss of Australia’s primary importer of Chinese vehicles, Ateco automotive, says commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV and its parent company SAIC are worlds apart from the likes of Great Wall, which damaged the reputation of Chinese vehicles in Australia...

LDV: New Chinese ute here in 2017 with 2.8-litre diesel

Chinese-owned commercial vehicle specialist, LDV, is planning to launch its ute next year to compete with the likes of the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. Speaking yesterday at the launch of the LDV G10 turbo-diesel van, Chinese executives confirmed the timing for the pick-up launch for our market as around mid 2017...

LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away

The LDV G10 van is now available with the option of a turbo-diesel engine in Australia. Kicking off at $28,990 drive-away with the six-speed manual ($31,490 auto), the diesel-powered G10 van represents a $3000 increase over the equivalent manual-equipped petrol model. The 1.9-litre oiler produces 106.5kW of power at 4000rpm and a meaty 350Nm of torque between 1800 and 2600rpm...

Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...

People-movers coming in 2016

People-movers coming in 2016 Renault Master 12-seat bus – January LDV G10 diesel – Q4  ...

2016 LDV New Cars

Details of the new and updated LDV vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   G10 diesel – Q4 Details are thin at this stage, but CarAdvice understands the LDV G10 range may be boosted by the addition a diesel engine towards the end of 2016. The G10 van and people-mover twins are currently only available with a 165kW/330Nm 2...

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