The latest van from LDV has the VW Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in its sights, offering a lot of metal for the money.
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  • 2021 LDV Delivery 9 offers big cargo capacity
  • Dimensions comparable to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Wheelbase, roof, bus, and cab-chassis options
  • Priced from $42,095 to $59,990 drive-away, with special deals for ABN holders

The 2021 LDV Deliver 9 has been revealed, undercutting the price of some of the biggest vans in the segment by up to $20,000.

Pricing for the mid-wheelbase (MWB) Mid Roof starts at $42,095 drive-away for the manual, with the automatic costing $43,148 drive-away.

LDV says it's going after the motorhome industry with the Deliver 9, offering a manual long-wheelbase (LWB) cab-chassis variant for $42,095 drive-away, or $44,726 drive-away for the auto.

Another market expected to receive a shake-up from LDV is the light bus segment. Car licence holders can get an 11-seater MWB Mid Roof for $55,770 drive-away, while those needing 14-seats can get a Mid Roof or High Roof bus for $57,884 and $59,990 drive-away respectively.

However, LDV is offering discounts for ABN holders, with the MWB Mid Roof manual to start from $39,990 drive-away. See the bottom of this story for complete pricing.

The new LDV 9 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder motor producing 110kW and 375Nm. A choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic sends power to the rear wheels.

All Deliver 9 vans get autonomous emergency braking, Bosch's latest electronic stability control system, lane departure warning, and front, side, and curtain airbags.

A rear parking camera with sensors come as standard, while a 10.1-inch infotainment screen offers Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. Cruise control is also standard, but the optional automatic transmissions gain an adaptive cruise control system.

While the new van is closer in price to the Ford Transit and Renault Master, LDV says its new large van is designed to compete with the more expensive Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, both of which cost in excess of $62,000.

In the cargo area, owners benefit from a low floor with non-slip steps, heavy-duty cargo mat, and recessed tie down points, and the rear barn doors open to 180-degrees.

For an additional $1500, buyers can choose the Option Pack, which comes with blind spot detection, lane change assist, keyless entry, and 236-degree opening rear doors.

Dimensions

MWB Mid RoofLWB Mid RoofLWB High Roof
Length (excluding camera)5546mm5940mm5940mm
Width (with mirrors)2466mm2466mm2466mm
Height (excluding camera)2555mm2535mm2755mm
Wheelbase3366mm3760mm3760mm
Turning circle6.5m7.1m7.1m
Cargo area length3019mm3413mm3413mm
Cargo area width1800mm1800mm1800mm
Cargo area height1792mm1792mm2014mm
Width between arches1366mm1366mm1366mm
Rear door opening width1570mm1570mm1570mm
Rear door opening height1656mm1656mm1864mm
Side door opening width1269mm1269mm1269mm
Side door opening height1570mm1570mm1570mm
Gross vehicle mass3800kg4000kg4000kg
Front axle capacity1680kg1780kg1790kg
Rear axle capacity2120kg2220kg2210kg
Payload1500kg1670kg1640kg
Braked towing capacity2800kg2800kg2800kg
Unbraked towing capacity750kg750kg750kg
Cargo volume9.66m³10.97m³12.33m³

The Delivery 9 van and cab-chassis comes in a choice of white or blue, and comes with a three-year/160,000km warranty with fixed-price servicing up to 95,000km.

The 2021 LDV Deliver 9 is available to purchase from dealers now.

2021 LDV Delivery 9 Australian pricing

Drive-away for private buyersDrive-away for ABN holders
Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof manual$42,095$39,990
Deliver 9 LWB Cab Chassis manual$42,095$39,990
Deliver 9 MWB Mid Roof auto$43,148$40,990
Deliver 9 LWB High Roof manual$44,200$41,990
Deliver 9 LWB Cab Chassis auto$44,726$42,490
Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof auto$44,726$42,490
Deliver 9 LWB High Roof auto$46,831$44,490
Deliver 9 MWB Mid Roof 11-seater$55,779$52,990
Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof 14-seater$57,884$54,990
Deliver 9 LWB High Roof 14-seater$59,990NA