LDV has confirmed that it will add another van to its lineup in the fourth quarter of 2023.
While he is yet to confirm further details, The wheels Considers the recently unveiled Maxus V70 – LDV’s brand name in China and Europe – to be the van most likely to reach local shores.
It will be offered with internal combustion and all-electric options, while three roof height options will be available.
In 2022, the mid-size van segment was dominated by the long-running Toyota HiS (8748), followed by the Hyundai Staria Load (3291), the LDV G10 (3159) and the supply-deprived Ford Transit Custom (1709).
With recent success in the large van category, where the LDV Deliver 9 outsold the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for the first time in two decades, the Chinese brand said it hopes to have “the same impact” in the smaller segment.
“We expect our new mid-size van to repeat the success of the Deliver 9 and shake up its segment,” said Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager, LDV Australia.
LDV is also currently selling the older V80 panel van in Australia, with its 562 registrations allowing LDV’s two-wheeled range to outsell the Hyundai Staria load for a combined 16.1 per cent market share in 2022.
It is not known whether the new van will replace the G10 and V80, or whether it will be offered as a modern, safe alternative.
It’s worth noting that all new vehicles sold in Australia will be mandatory from March 2025 to have autonomous emergency braking, a potentially life-saving technology that both the G10 and V80 currently lack. .
LDV eDeliver 9
First revealed in December 2022, the Maxus V70 is offered in China as a people carrier or panel van, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine and an automatic transmission.
An all-electric version will follow in the coming months, following the eDeliver 9, eT60 ute and Mifa 9 people mover launched in Australia late last year.
It has a reported fuel consumption of 7.4L/100km, and is said to ride on a new architecture.
Below: Current 2023 LDV G10 and LDV V80 mid-size vans