Local LDV distributor Ateco said stock of the revived T60 Mega Tub, the largest Chinese ute currently on sale in Australia, is on the way.
THE LDV T60 Max Mega Tub started hitting dealerships about two months ago, with more stock expected to arrive shortly.
At 5680mm long it is 315mm longer than standard T60 Max – its tank is 1800 mm long, 275 mm longer than that of the T60, while its overall wheelbase has been lengthened by 315 mm.
LDV confirmed pricing for the single Mega Tub variant late last year: $49,463 drive for retail buyers or $46,990 drive for ABN holders.
However, the company currently offers the Mega Tub for $47,463 and $44,990 by carrespectively.
Like the rest of the T60 Max range, the Mega Tub features four-wheel drive and a 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine with 160kW of power and 500Nm of torque, although it does not is only available with the eight-speed automatic transmission. .
It weighs only 20 kg more than the Luxury auto and has the same fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 9.3 L/100 km.
Specification highlights include:
- Keyless entry and start
- Reversing camera and rear parking sensors
- Panoramic camera
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Lane departure warning
- Rain sensing wipers
- Automatic LED headlights
- air conditioning air conditioning
- Heated front seats
- Leather upholstery
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple Car Play
- Six-speaker audio system
For 2023, the T60 Max range now comes with a seven-year, 200,000 km warranty, up from five years, 130,000 km.
A 2023 update for the wider T60 Max range, the base Pro also gained side steps, chrome roof rails and a stainless steel sports bar, with the Luxe gaining 19-inch black alloy wheels, roof rails, a glider and wheel arches, plus an updated leather wrap. steering wheel, body-colour mirrors and a soft-opening tailgate.
The T60 Max continues to be the only nameplate in its segment not to offer autonomous emergency braking, and in fact LDV Australia has even removed a key active safety feature since launch with the removal of brake monitoring. blind spots.
It was overtaken in the sales race by the GWM Ute, with lower power and torque but which offers much more safety equipment.
LDV sold 2,930 T60s at the end of April, not counting 23 examples of the electric-powered eT60.
This places it below the GWM Ute (3181 sales), but ahead of Korean SsangYong Musso (1239 sales).
Only the latter offers a stretched version, called Musso XLV, which is 5409mm long – 271mm shorter than the T60 Max Mega Tub. However, the Musso XLV offers a braked towing capacity of 3500kg, up from 500kg on the T60 Max.
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