LDV launches big new Deliver 9 commercial van

Safety and connectivity as standard highlighed in two-pallet vehicle

LDV launches big new Deliver 9 commercial van
The new LDV Deliver 9 being loaded


LDV is pushing hard in the commercial van space with a new Deliver 9 with space for two pallets.

The make expects the all-new vehicle to make further inroadsin the 3.5-8 tonne commercial vehicle segment aimed at a spread of potential customers, from sole traders to national transport companies and corporate fleets.

"With a laser-like focus on delivering exactly what Australian businesses need in 2020 – space, technology, safety and value-for-money – the all-new LDV Deliver 9 is truly fit for purpose," LDV Australia general manager Dinesh Chinnappa says.

"Despite headwinds, 2020 has seen continued growth for the LDV brand.

"The all-new Deliver 9 is an important building block in our growth strategy, and we’re excited about the opportunity it brings. It is not just a price story.

"We’ve taken a single-minded approach to safety, connectivity and functionality – in any competitive face-off the all-new Deliver 9 more than holds its own."

Three variants make up the initial range: the standard wheelbase MR (mid roof); the long wheelbase MR; and the long wheelbase HR (high roof).

A cab chassis option, and 11- or 14-seat bus configurations in mid and long wheelbase, plus mid- and high-roof guises, are also available.

Powering each variant is LDV’s 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel producing 110kW and 375Nm from 1,500rpm.

Available with stop/start engine technology, and 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions, the rear-wheel drive Deliver 9 is quiet and easy to drive.

Testing out the LDV G10 back in 2015

All Deliver 9s come with standard safety and convenience features including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Bosch’s latest generation Electronic Stability Control system, Lane Departure Warning, and a spread of airbags.

Meanwhile, Adaptive Cruise Control (on auto transmissions), reverse parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 1.2m wide side door, and 180-degree opening rear doors.

A $1,500 Option Pack adds 236-degree rear opening doors, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and keyless entry.

"But it’s space – specifically useable space – that helps set the all-new Deliver 9 apart from the competition," the Chinese brand argues.

"We know the Deliver 9 delivers more for Australian businesses thanks to a couple of simple formulas: RRP / cubic capacity and RRP / payload.

"Take the long wheelbase MR Deliver 9. In layman’s terms it can carry two Australian pallets. Delve deeper and its cubic capacity of 10.97 cubic metres and payload of 1,670kg (for the manual).

"Divide cubic capacity and payload by the $42,095 recommended retail price, and its $3,837 cost per cubic metres and $25.21 cost per kg mean it comprehensively outpoints its rivals.

LDV is aiming the new Deliver 9 at sole traders, small- to medium enterprises, nationally-recognised delivery companies and corporate fleets. It is expected that these business groups will make up over 90 per cent of sales.

With that in mind it is the first LDV model to receive a comprehensive Capped Price Servicing Program.

Business and fleet operators can buy with added confidence, knowing that for three years or 95,000km, whichever comes first, the all-new Deliver 9 will cost from just $1,895 – including GST – to service.

A three-year /160,000km warranty and 82-strong national dealer network give further peace of mind.

"The all-new LDV Deliver 9 wins on three key product truths," Chinnappa says.

"It carries more for less, it’s loaded with technology and safety, and it’s the segment price leader.

"We know our value proposition is better than the opposition, and that we’re more than comparable across a range of key criteria – which is why the all-new Deliver 9 delivers more for Australian businesses."


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