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LDV joined SAIC Motor Corporation Limited in 2010, the latter happening to acquire the commercial vehicle division of British Motor Corporation, which includes the LDV brand.

SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (formerly Shanghai Automobile and Industrial Corporation) is China’s largest automaker, selling more than 7 million cars in 2019.

In addition to LDV, its own car brands include Maxus, MG and Roewe. SAIC has also established joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors, and the vehicles produced by the SAIC joint venture are sold in other markets such as Buick, Chevrolet, IVECO, Skoda and Volkswagen.

In Australia, sales of LDV G10 vans increased by more than 160% by the end of June 2021. This is because the online shopping sector is increasing the demand for the door-to-door courier business compared to the same period in 2020.

The LDV brand will further expand its growth with the introduction of the new LDV G10 + van in Australia, with further improvements to the G10 small commercial van. The G10 + is a branded vehicle offering at an additional cost of approximately $ 1,500.

The G10 + is equipped with the 2.0-liter 118kW diesel that is also installed in the LDV T60 Trailrider ute, and has a torque of 375Nm. A gasoline engine with a 2.0-liter turbo that is equipped with variable valve timing and generates 160kW and 330Nm is available as an option. Measured against the fuel consumption standard of ADR 81/02, diesel returns 8.2 liters / 100km and thicker gasoline shows 11.1 liters / 100km.

The fuel capacity of both the petrol and diesel versions of the G10 + is 72 liters, slightly less than the standard G10’s 75 liters, but enough to provide a decent range, especially for diesel efficiency. The cargo area can accommodate items up to 2,500 mm and has a volume of 5.2 cubic meters.

The payload is 1,010 kg for the diesel version and 1,093 kg for the gasoline model, which is just over 1 ton. Access to the cargo area is via sliding doors on both sides and a rear lift tailgate. There is also an additional cost option for the rear burn door on the diesel model.

The G10 + has 6 load fixing points on the floor, one for each wheel arch. It also has sturdy floor coverings to protect both vehicles and cargo, as well as protective panels for walls and rear doors. Four lights illuminate the cargo area. The roller styling on the G10 + roof keeps the overall height dimension at 1,928mm, giving you access to most parking lots and drive-throughs without hitting the LDV’s head.

Ride quality and handling are similar to the G10 with MacPherson struts on the front and 5-link coil rear suspension.

Bosch’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Movement Intervention (RMI) are standard equipment. Brakes are provided in all corners by discs with the usual packages of auxiliary control systems such as ABS, electronic braking force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA).

Spare tires are full size, not speed-limited space savers. There is also a tire pressure monitoring system for Hankook tires that ride on 16-inch alloy rims.

Both the G10 + diesel and petrol models 8-speed ZF automatic gearboxes are a step up from the 6-speed ZF mounted on the standard G10.

The 8th gear is controlled by a paddle shifter mounted on the steering wheel, so if you want to disable control of the automatic transmission, a trader or courier can play as an F1 driver. Transmission features such as drive, reverse and park are selected with the rotary dial on the dashboard.

The drive is done through the rear wheels and an optional 6-speed manual is also available on the diesel engine. Inside, the dashboard and ergonomics have been updated from the G10 with new material finishes, including a very attractive seat with center armrests, reduced noise levels and a more relaxed driving experience. increase.

The media unit is centered around a 7-inch screen and features Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay capabilities, enabling hands-free calling, sending text messages, and access to the driver’s smartphone map capabilities.

Cruise and audio controls are integrated into a sporty style steering wheel with tilt adjustment. Air conditioning, power windows, central locks and remote keyless entry are also standard rates on the G10 +. Like the reverse camera and parking sensor, dual airbags are standard equipment.

The 11.8 meter rotating circle is neither the smallest nor the largest in the G10 + category, so the need for multipoint rotation should be avoided. The LDV G10 + offers a comprehensive factory warranty with a 3-year / 100,000km (whichever comes first) new car warranty, plus the peace of mind of roadside assistance during the warranty period. Combining a comfortable interior with a more powerful and efficient diesel engine combined with a world-class 8-speed ZF automatic transmission makes pick-up and drop-off difficult days much easier when using the LDV G10 +. Will be.

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