LDV T60 Trailrider 2020 detailed! New turbo-diesel engine and local tuning for Great Wall Cannon and Isuzu D-Max rival
The LDV T60 Trailrider 2 has arrived in Australia, with a new turbo-diesel engine and more refinement headlining the changes for the Chinese brand’s workhorse.
In even better news, the engine is also more efficient than its predecessor, drinking a claimed 8.5 litres per hundred kilometres on the combined cycle, compared to 9.6 litres from the 2.8-litre power plant.
LDV is obviously targeting the tradie market, with an ABN-specific price list for business owners of $37,990 (manual) and $39,990 (automatic).
“We continue to develop our product offering throughout our fast-growing range, so we’re delighted to announce the arrival of the next-gen Trailrider,” says Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager, LDV Automotive.
“With the addition of the lighter and more efficient 120kW diesel engine, Trailrider 2 is a formidable ute, as comfortable on the worksite during the week as it is towing jet skis at the weekend.”
The Trailrider 2 is also the first in a series of utes due to arrive this year to take on the dominance of the HiLux and Ranger. Isuzu’s D-Max is understood to be nearing launch, as is the incoming Great Wall Cannon.
The other tricks the second-gen LDV will bring to the party include a five-star ANCAP safety rating (tested in 2017), a five-year warranty, and suspension that’s been tuned locally to suit our conditions.
Outside, the Trailrider 2 gets a black effect, with black 19-inch alloys, side steps and nudge bar, and blacked-out badging. There’s a new sport bar, a roll cover for the tray, as well as spray-on tub liner.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineMay 7, 2020 9:11 am