Great Lake Motor Distributors, the local importer and distributor of LDV and SsangYong, recently revealed the latest ute set to be hitting New Zealand roads soon - the all new LDV T60.
The T60 is an all-new vehicle from the ground up and features a 2.8-litre common rail diesel four-cylinder engine by VM Motori that produces 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque.
Sitting up at the larger end of the ute segment at 5,365mm long, 1,900mm high and 1,809mm wide, the LDV ute will land in New Zealand initially only in double cab 4WD guise, with 2WD and 4WD single cab models arriving in November and a 2WD single cab some time later.
The T60 will be available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions and two different specification levels - Comfort and Luxury.
While local specification is yet to be finalised, the Comfort is likely to come standard with six airbags, a huge 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, backing camera and parking sensors, LED headlights and daytime running lights, cruise control and a 220v power outlet.
The Luxury will add full leather upholstery, a locking differential, push button start, lane departure warning, electrically-adjustable heated front seats, a 360 degree camera and side steps.
Pricing will start at $29,990 for the manual Comfort model and top out at $36,990 for the automatic Luxury.
The LDV T60 will go on sale locally in July.
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