The new powertrain option will be offered on D90 Executive trim with a price tag of $47,990 drive-away – a $4000 premium over the D90 Executive 4WD petrol’s $43,990 drive-away asking price.
The new diesel unit marks the Chinese manufacturer's first in-house-designed engine.
Pricing for baser LDV D90 2WD petrol and D90 Executive 2WD petrol variants remains unchanged at $35,990 and $39,990 drive-away respectively. Premium paint remains a $500 option across all trims.
The new flagship offering receives a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 160kW and 480Nm, bolted to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels.
This marks a decrease of 5kW, however a hefty increase of 130Nm compared to the 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine’s 165kW and 350Nm figures.
The diesel’s drivetrain also picks up two extra drive gears compared to the petrol unit’s six-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the petrol, however, the diesel can only be had in a four-wheel drive layout.
By comparison, the most affordable diesel variant of the seven-seater Isuzu MU-X commences at $46,990 drive-away, offering a 3.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine making 130kW and 430Nm, while the entry-level diesel Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS begins at $53,990 drive-away and is powered by a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 133kW and 430Nm.
Standard kit remains the same across both D90 Executive variants, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital speed display, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, leather accented seats (with eight-way power adjustability for the driver’s), leather steering wheel and a powered tailgate.
Interior dimensions remain unchanged, offering 412 litres of luggage space, up to 1140L with the third row seats collapsed and 1800L with the middle row down.
The D90 has received a five-star safety rating from the Australiasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and is offered with a five-year/130,000km warranty by LDV.
2020 LDV D90 pricing
- D90 2WD automatic petrol - $35,990
- D90 Executive 2WD automatic petrol - $39,990
- D90 Executive 4WD automatic petrol - $43,990
- D90 Executive 4WD automatic diesel - $47,990
All prices are drive-away (inclusive of on-road costs).