LDV boosts commercial sales offering

In the first half of the year automaker, LDV, has delivered more than twice as many sales when compared with last year.

The brand today reported having delivered 7,184 units in June YTD, against 3,163 over the same period in 2020.

In addition to this news, the brand has announced the arrival of the new G10+ van which brings additional refinements to LDV’s growing light commercial offering.

LDV anticipates the new model will prove a competitive and value-packed member of its vehicle stable.

With the addition of the 2.0-litre 118kW diesel engine – also found in the T60 Trailrider – the G10+ now sups just 8.2-litres per 100km on a combined cycle.

Also new is an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox on both the new diesel and existing petrol model with paddle shifters, helping to improve and refine the drive experience thanks to smoother gearshifts.

“For just $1500 more than the standard G10, the new G10+ demonstrates our unrivalled understanding of the courier business,” said Dinesh Chinnappa, LDV Automotive General Manager.

“A more powerful and efficient diesel engine combined with a modern 8sp ZF transmission makes a tough day of pick-ups and drop-off that bit easier. The new G10+ is quieter, more refined and better value than ever. If your office must be mobile, the G10+ is more than capable.”

The dashboard and ergonomics have been updated with a new rotary gear selector, new material finishes, and improved NVH levels making for a more relaxed drive experience.

Built specifically with the courier business in mind, the G10+ boasts a 5.2m3 cargo area with a payload of 1093kg, and provides ease of access with two sliding doors as standard plus a rear lift tailgate which provides protection from the weather when loading.

There is also the option of rear barn doors on diesel models.

The G10+ has multiple load tie-down points on the floor and the wheel arches, and there is tough floor covering throughout to protect both the vehicle and your cargo. And to make sure you are never left in the dark, there are four lights in the load area along with an integrated step on both sides.

Its forerunner, the G10, a stalwart of the light commercial sector, had sold 1,517 units to the end of June, a 161.6 per cent growth in 2021, as online shopping continued to have a knock-on demand in the courier business.