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.
Measuring 5.3m long and 1.9m wide, LDV says the T60 sits smack-bang in the middle of the segment for size, though the company plans to be at the forefront for value in the class when it comes to equipment, features and pricing.
Under the bonnet is a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 110kW of power, though torque and fuel consumption figures are yet to be detailed.
Pricing is still yet to be announced, though Dinesh Chinnappa, general manager for LDV Australia, says the positioning for its first ute will be very competitive and offer high levels of specification.
"It is too early to provide specific price points for the new LDV T60 range," he said.
"But we are determined that it will build upon the value-for-money proposition of 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."
"The T60 will become the top selling model in our range and significantly increase our sales volumes in Australia," he added.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more LDV T60 updates in the coming months.
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