LDV does double backflip on drive-away deal for T60 ute, will honour prices if it can get stock
Chinese car company LDV has removed then reinstated a discount offer on runout models of the LDV T60 ute after pressure from dealers who were faced with having to tell customers the price they signed up to was about to go up.
However, customers who have already placed an order will only receive their LDV T60 utes at the discounted price if the factory can deliver them.
Local distributor Ateco Automotive has recalled 563 examples of the LDV G10 van, citing a potential fault with the rear brakes.
The affected vehicles were sold between 15 July 2020 and 25 February 2021 (Model Year 2020-2021).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, the rear brake pipe may leak brake fluid.”
2021 LDV Deliver 9 bus and cab-chassis price and specs
The all-new 2021 LDV Deliver 9 cab-chassis and bus variants have come onto the market in Australia, priced from $39,990 and $52,990 respectively for ABN holders, drive-away.
For reference, the existing LDV van – which was launched in October last year – now starts from $42,095 drive-away.
The bus variant is offered in mid- or long-wheelbase layout, with 11- or 14-seat configurations available.
2021 Great Wall Motors Cannon ute due in showrooms later this year, promises advanced safety
China’s Great Wall Motors is about to release a new challenger in Australia’s highly competitive ute market.
The Great Wall Motors Cannon ute is in the final stages of preparation for its Australian showroom arrival and should be here late this year or in early 2021.
Great Wall Motors was one of the first Chinese ute brands on sale in Australia – arriving here via an independent distributor in 2009.
China's next-generation LDV T60 teased in leaked images
Chinese car giant SAIC has released an image of a concept vehicle that is believed to be the next-generation LDV T60 ute.
Overseas reports claim the teaser image has been released ahead of an expected unveiling later this year.
The concept sketch shows a double cab chassis with much sleeker styling than the current LDV T60, and a roof-mounted storage pod.