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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...

MG in Top 10 for second month in a row as Chinese car sales continue to surge

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have overtaken those from Germany and the USA for the first three months of this year – led by MG which made it into the Top 10 for the second month in row and ahead of fellow brands LDV and Great Wall Motors which made it into the Top 20...

2021 MG Extender dual-cab and extra-cab utes unveiled in right-hand-drive

The 2021 MG Extender ute has been fully revealed this week, in both extra-cab and dual-cab bodies. Based on the Maxus T90, the MG Extender is built in right-hand-drive form for Thailand's market, making it a prime candidate for Australian buyers. Parent-company SAIC sells the ute as a Maxus in China, though it's likely the MG model would be badged as an LDV if offered Down Under...

2020-2021 LDV G10 van recalled

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...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2021 LDV Deliver 9 bus and cab-chassis price and specs

2021 LDV Delivery 9 bus and cab-chassis pricing and specifications revealed Extensive safety equipment offered as standard across the range One engine offered for now, being the 110kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel Priced from $39,990 drive-away with an ABN discount 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...

2020-2021 LDV Deliver 9 van recalled with brake fault

Ateco Automotive – the Australian distributor for LDV – has recalled 535 examples of its Deliver 9 commercial van, citing a potential fault with the braking system. The affected vehicles were sold between July 2019 and February 2021 (Model Years 2020-2021)...

Chinese car sales set new Australian record, overtake Germany and USA for the first time

Australian sales of cars from China have overtaken those from Germany and the USA for the first time in our automotive history – following an astronomical 156 per cent sales surge in January 2021. While China was the sixth biggest source of new motor vehicles last year – after a staggering 70 per cent increase compared with 2019 – China now ranks in fourth place behind Japan, Thailand and South Korea...

VFACTS 2020: Chinese brands MG, LDV, Great Wall, Haval post big gains 

Amid an overall market slump Australians bought a record number of Chinese cars for the second year in a row in 2020, according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. A total of 30,696 cars made in China were reported as sold in Australia last year, an increase of 70...

2021 LDV new cars

It was a big year for LDV, which saw 2020 sales leap 33 per cent over its result in 2019. This was led by the T60 ute, which has no scheduled updates coming in 2021. Stock of the recently-launched Deliver 9 large van will be bolstered in Q1, and other markets have seen a minor facelift to the smaller G10 van and people mover which may flow on to Australia...

Chinese brands MG, LDV, Haval and Great Wall post record sales

Australians are buying more cars made in China in 2020 than any other time in our automotive history. Official sales figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) show Chinese brands LDV, Haval, MG and Great Wall sold a record number of new vehicles up to the end of November 2020, despite a shrinking car market due primarily to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...