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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...

LDV T60 ute "the path of least resistance" in improving brand image, local distributor says

Australia's growing preference for SUVs might give the new LDV D90 a strong start, but the Chinese brand's Australian distributor believes it is our other big love - utes - that will make the incoming T60 the star of the range...

2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been released this week ahead of the new Chinese SUV's local launch later this year. Measuring just over five metres long and around two metres wide, the D90 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, along with other large seven-seat SUVs including the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger when it arrives in local showrooms in late September...

2018 LDV T60: Australian launch brought forward to September

The LDV T60 is the Chinese company’s first entrant into the booming commercial ute segment, and initial details of what’s to come for Australian versions have been revealed this week. The company has also confirmed it is now targeting a September launch for Australia, around a month earlier than previously expected...

LDV D90 goes official with world premiere in Australia

The big new LDV D90 has made its first public appearance anywhere in the world, right here in Australia. As revealed previously, Chinese manufacturer SAIC had brought a number of new 2018 LDV D90 SUVs to Australia for chassis testing and electronics configuration, ahead of its global launch later this year...

LDV D90 off-road SUV touches down in Oz for testing ahead of Shanghai debut - UPDATE

UPDATE: Shortly after this article was published, CarAdvice reader Chris alerted us to a Russian article with a number of photos showing the D90 without disguise, caught in Kiama yesterday. A second vehicle was spied this afternoon, again after this article had published. As these photos show, the production D90 borrows heavily from the styling of its concept predecessor, revealed at last year's Beijing motor show...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 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...

LDV T60 ute on sale in Australia from October

The all-new LDV T60 ute has been confirmed for an October launch in Australia, and is expected by the Chinese company to become its top-selling model locally. From launch, the T60 will offer a range of variants, including 4x4 dual cabs, along with 2WD and 4x4 cab chassis bodies. Manual and automatic transmissions will be available, in a mix of two trim and equipment levels...

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...