Tag Archives: LDV

ECONOMIES OF SCALE | Review -The rise and rise of LDV light commercials

The rise and rise of LDV light commercials – Chris Mullett reports from Shanghai, China Ten years ago, we looked at the Chinese auto industry with little enthusiasm, in much the same way as we considered the viability of Korean car manufacturing a decade earlier. Time is a great leveller, and today it is increasingly obvious that Australia can no ...

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Chinese Trailblazing | UTE REVIEW – LDV T60 UTE

LDV adds extra interest to its T60 ute range. – Report by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  The hotly-contested dual-cab 4×4 market has seen its fair share of contenders throughout the past few years with manufacturers all vying for their piece of this lucrative market. In such a booming sector, it comes as no surprise to see new ...

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CHINA CALLING | Van Review – LDV

Competitive pricing helps LDV to  more than double its market share. Chinese van maker LDV flew under the radar in 2018, quietly growing its market share and producing a growth rate to the end of November of 145 percent (source: VFACTS). Sales increased from 2017 to the corresponding 11-month period of 2018 from 2315 to 5679 vehicles, represented by the ...

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LDV TRIPLES ITS MARKET SHARE | TRANSPORT NEWS

Chinese brand LDV has strengthened its position in the Australian market with sales up 155.6 per cent year on year and total sales of 511 vehicles (Facts July YTD). The LDV T60 ute recorded 270 sales, recording 2.2 per cent of its sector in July. The LDV G10 and V80 vans secured 10 per cent of the largest van segment ...

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CHINESE WHISPERS | LDV UTE -Does the LDV T60 start to change perceptions of Chinese competitiveness

Does the LDV T60 start to change perceptions of Chinese competitiveness in the ute market? – Chris Mullett checks out the claims. If your memory extends back more than a couple of decades, you might remember the hesitation of vehicle buyers to choose a Japanese product. Personal buyer preference headed the intending purchaser to local manufacturers, but in a short ...

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VanAbility | VAN REVIEW -Chinese manufacturer LDV is chipping into mainstream van supply.

Chinese manufacturer LDV is chipping into mainstream van supply with a cost-competitive alternative in the form of the G10 In the world of automotive envy, it pays to remember that some buyers have no interest in which brand, model or perhaps even colour of vehicle they purchase. Some, having bought and paid for the new vehicle that will be used ...

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NEW LDV T60 UTE ACHIEVES THE TOP ANCAP SAFETY STANDARD | TRANSPORT NEWS

The LDV T60 Double Cab Ute is the first Chinese commercial vehicle to reach the ANCAP five-star standard. The Five Star rating applies to all versions sold in Australia The Five Star result is achieved both through performance in crash tests and the standard fitment of a wide range of safety features to help avoid accidents.  Just weeks after its ...

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THE SECOND COMING – LDV G10 Van | VAN REVIEW

Can LDV win back Australian buyers? – Report by Rob Randazzo LDV (Leyland DAF Vans) has certainly had a rocky past, changing ownership four times since becoming an independent company in 1993, and moving base from Britain to China to become part of the SAIC conglomerate. After much hype but little action by the previous Australian importers and distributors, WMC ...

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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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MOO-FREE BURGERS HAVE NO BEEF WITH LDV!

The LDV V80 cab chassis has provided the ideal platform for two companies looking to expand and grow their businesses, with leading Queensland Food Trailer producer, Budget Food Trailers, using the LDV V80 to produce its first food truck for Moo-Free Burgers, who are expanding their innovative café-based vegan business into the state’s rapidly growing mobile food market. Budget Food ...

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