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LDV Deliver 9 automatic due in Australian showrooms in early 2021

The LDV Deliver 9 automatic van will arrive in Australia in significant numbers in early 2021 after the initial batch of 50 vehicles sold out within a month. Manual versions of the LDV Deliver 9 remain available in showrooms however there was limited supply initially of automatic versions due to production interruptions earlier this year due to COVID-19...

2021 LDV Deliver 9 price and specs: China's big van arrives

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...

Chinese car sales up nearly 50 per cent in shrinking Australian market

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have rise by an average of 48.2 per cent in the first seven months of this year – as the overall market slowed by by 19.2 per cent. Four Chinese brands are currently offered to consumers in Australia – namely MG, LDV, Great Wall and Haval. Figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show MG sales grew by 55...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

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...

Sales of Chinese cars hit top gear: MG, LDV, Haval post record month

Emerging Chinese brands MG, LDV and Haval posted significant sales gains in June 2020, as the overall market fell by 6.4 per cent. MG cars and SUVs reported 1348 vehicles as sold (an increase of 33 per cent compared to the same month last year), while LDV delivered 1052 utes, vans and SUVs (an increase of 31 per cent)...

10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...

Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession...

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...

LDV T60 Trailrider ute gets new diesel engine, rest of the range to follow

The LDV T60 Trailrider ute has been given a modest power boost with an all-new turbo diesel engine that will eventually be introduced across the rest of the Chinese pick-up range. The 2.0-litre single turbo diesel four-cylinder (120kW/375Nm) that has been designed in-house replaces the 2.8-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder (110kW/360Nm) that shared its DNA with Italy’s VM Motori...

2020 LDV D90 pricing and specs: Diesel engine joins line-up

Chinese carmaker LDV has introduced a twin-turbocharged diesel engine option for its seven-seater D90 large SUV, claiming the flagship position for the model. 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...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...