LDV T60 MAX Dual Cab Ute aimed at value buyers

LDV T60 MAX 4WD Dual Cab Ute Radio Review

LDV T60 MAX – Perhaps the fastest growing segment of the new car sales of late has been the ubiquitous Dual Cab Ute. However it’s the premium end that has grown with prices well above $60,000.

LDV T60 Max front qtrHowever value for money Utes are well represented with LDV releasing their new T60 MAX Dual Cab Ute. Originally released here in Australia in 2017, LDV has slowly carved a following for their products.

LDV T60 Max grill

The new model comes in two versions, the entry level Pro and more equipped Luxe versions. They both have the same 2.0L engine with a choice of 6 speed MT or 8 Speed ZF AT. The Pro is aimed more at the work Ute base with a higher payload and fabric seating. The Luxe more at the recreational user with leather heated seats and more comfort features.

LDV T60 Max profile

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As you would expect they are competitively priced. T60 Max range starts with the Pro Manual at $33,990, followed by the Pro Automatic $35,990, Luxe Manual $38,490 and Luxe Automatic at $40,490. All costs are driveaway for ABN holders.

Rid and handling are good and the new motor performs well when pushed along. The 160kW/500Nm combination is amongst the best in class and sure to make some people look at this Ute over others.

LDV T60 Max rear

The LDV T60 MAX is definitely a cut above other Chinese Utes, looks pretty dam good and cheaper than the mainstream Utes. That’s why people will buy it.

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LDV T60 MAX MY22 Luxe interior front

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Value for money
  • Surprisingly good looks
  • New engine
  • A little noisy on the road from engine noise
  • No reach adjustment for steering wheel
  • Lower towing capacity

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LDV T60 MAX MY22 models Pro and Luxe engine

Model   

LDV T60 MAX Pro 4WD Dual Cab Ute 

Model Price From $40.490 RDAP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Bi-Turbo Euro 5 diesel
Drivetrain Intelligent On Demand 4×4 ZF 8 speed Auto
Power 160kW at 4,000rpm
Torque 500 Nm @ 1,500-2,400rpm
Safety Five Star  ANCAP (tested 2017)
CO2 Emissions 244 g/km
0-100kmh / top speed N/A
Economy ADR / Tank 9.2 L/100km ADR, 9.9 L/100km over our test / 73L
Servicing 12 months / 15,000 km
Warranty 5yr/ 130,000 km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

 *MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.

*RDAP is a recommended drive away price.

LDV T60 MAX MY22 Luxe front qtr on 4wd track 3 3rd

Overall Rating    

81/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
4WD Ability / Towing 7
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 10

LDV T60 MAX MY22 Pro PROFILE

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5365mm
Wheelbase 3155mm
Width / Height 1900mm / 1809mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 215mm / 550mm
Approach/Ramp over/Departure 27 / TBA / 24.2 degrrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 73 Litres / 12.6mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload 2150kg / 2900kg / 5050kg / 750kg
Tub L / W(between wheels) / /H 148mm / 1131mm / 530mm
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3000kg / 300kg

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  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 7/10
    4WD Ability / Towing - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Technology / connectivity - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Value for Money - 10/10
8.1/10

Summary

The LDV T60 MAX is definitely a cut above other Chinese Utes, looks pretty dam good and cheaper than the mainstream Utes. That’s why people will buy it.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.