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SAIC Motor opens London design studio

The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corportation, better known as SAIC – parent of the LDV and MG brands – has opened a new design studio in London, UK. Dubbed 'SAIC Design Advanced London', the new creative hub is the company's second European-based design centre, after MG's Birmingham facility which opened in 2011...

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2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner

Australia’s love affair with utes shows no signs of slowing, presenting a prime opportunity for new entrants like the LDV T60 to slot in. While the Chinese brand is far from a household name right now, it could be just one convincing product away from success. Could the T60 be the one?

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MG and LDV safety ‘to be best in segment’
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MG and LDV safety ‘to be best in segment’

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) brands MG and LDV are aiming to become the safest brands in each of their segments, having committed to tailoring new-generation safety systems to meet strict local global regulations...


2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away
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2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away

LDV has announced a limited-edition, higher-grade 'Executive' trim for its G10 people-mover, priced from $36,990 drive away. Power in the Executive comes from the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the regular G10, making 165kW and 330Nm. You also get the same six-speed ZF automatic transmission as before too, putting power to the front wheels...


2018 LDV T60 cab-chassis pricing and specs
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2018 LDV T60 cab-chassis pricing and specs

Pricing for the LDV T60 cab-chassis has been announced, with the Chinese ute to retail from $25,253 drive-away – less, if you're an ABN holder. There are two options for T60 cab-chassis buyers: two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The 2WD T60 will cost $25,253 drive-away, or $23,990 for ABN holders. The 4WD model retails for $28,411 drive-away, or $26,990 if you've got an ABN...


LDV D90 scores five stars in ANCAP crash safety testing
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LDV D90 scores five stars in ANCAP crash safety testing

The 2018 LDV D90 has been awarded five stars in the latest round of crash safety testing carried out by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), following in the footsteps of the related T60 Ute. It scored 14.05 out of 16 for the frontal offset test, and a perfect 16 for the side impact test. It also achieved a perfect score for the pole test, for a total 35...


2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs
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2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs

Local details for the 2017 LDV D90 have been revealed this week, with the Chinese SUV to kick off from $36,990 drive-away. Serving as the brand's flagship, the D90 is a full-size seven-seater to challenge the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...


2018 LDV T60 review
Rating: 710 /10
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2018 LDV T60 review

With the local launch of the LDV T60, the Chinese auto giant SAIC is making a big play for Australia's booming ute segment. But is the company's first dual-cab 4x4 good enough to mix it with the established players?

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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating
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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...


2018 LDV D90: Australian details
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2018 LDV D90: Australian details

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been revealed ahead of its launch on November 15. Both two- and four-wheel drive versions will be offered locally, along with three trim levels - all featuring seven seats. Headlining features include the availability of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a 12...


LDV D90 diesel coming to Australia
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LDV D90 diesel coming to Australia

The all-new LDV D90 large SUV may not have launched yet, but CarAdvice can confirm the Chinese-made model is set to battle both the petrol and diesel parts of the market ... but not until 2019, it seems. Roger Zagorski, managing director of Ateco Automotive - the company that distributes LDV models in Australia - said at the unveiling of the 2018 LDV T60 ute that the company is on track to introduce the all-new LDV D90 SUV in November...


LDV T60 Off Road ute confirmed
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LDV T60 Off Road ute confirmed

A high-riding, off-road-ready version of the 2018 LDV T60 ute has been confirmed. It is expected that the flagship model will be a production-ready version of the LDV T60 Off Road - a sort-of Ranger Wildtrak model to the Chinese brand's brigade of utes, offering buyers a range-topping model that has rough-and-tumble looks and extra all-terrain cred...


LDV aiming for '10 per cent' of ute market
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LDV aiming for '10 per cent' of ute market

The 2018 LDV T60 may have only just launched in Australia, but it's clear the company has high hopes for its first-ever ute. Among the objectives is an ambitious goal to achieve "10 per cent" market share in the ute segment, according to the head of LDV, SAIC Motor vice president Lan Qingsong, who spoke with Australian media at the local debut of the 2018 LDV T60 in Sydney...


2018 LDV T60 pricing and specs
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2018 LDV T60 pricing and specs

The newest ute on the market has arrived, with the Chinese-made 2018 LDV T60 having hit Aussie shores with plenty of equipment and attractive pricing. The all-new LDV ute is initially going to be sold in two spec levels only - the entry-level Pro (shown here in white) and the high-spec Luxe (in red), both of which have heaps of standard gear fitted...


2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October
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2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October

The Australian distributor for Chinese manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will be launching the T60 ute in Australia on October 1, with the D90 SUV to follow on November 15. The T60 ute will be powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque...


LDV G10: ANCAP three-star crash test rating confirmed
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LDV G10: ANCAP three-star crash test rating confirmed

The increasingly popular China-made LDV G10 van, and its people-mover derivative, have been awarded a sub-par three-star ANCAP crash result. The rating applies to all petrol and diesel van and people-mover variants sold in Australia from mid-2015. The G10 was tested at Crashlab in Australia in May this year, but, in keeping with the 'date stamp' policy launched in 2014, its crash performance was measured against 2015 criteria...


2017 LDV G10 diesel automatic review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 LDV G10 diesel automatic review

The much-anticipated fourth model in the LDV G10 range is arguably the most important. But has the diesel auto version been worth the wait?

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Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong
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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
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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
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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...