LDV Australia has released the latest iteration of its G10 mid-size van, the aptly named G10+.
Compared to the equivalent G10 range, the new G10+ line-up is $1579 dearer, with driveaway pricing ranging from $34,200 for the manual Lift Door diesel to $36,906 for the automatic Barn Door diesel (see full driveaway pricing table below).
So, what makes the fresh G10+ superior to the carryover G10? Well, four of its five variants are motivated by a 118kW/375Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, which is 12kW/25Nm more potent than its sibling’s 1.9-litre unit. The G10+ and G10 do, however, share their 165kW/330Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine option.
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Better yet, the G10+’s diesel and petrol powertrains are available with a ZF-sourced eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission (with paddle-shifters), while the two-pedal G10s use an older six-speed unit. Either way, a six-speed manual is also on offer in the oil-burners.
As for other points of difference, the G10+ stands out with a rotary gear selector, unique materials and improved NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels “for a more relaxed drive experience”, according to LDV Australia.
The G10+ comes with a 5.2 cubic-metre cargo area and a 1093kg payload as well as two sliding doors and a traditional tailgate (Lift Door), although rear barn doors (Barn Door) can be optioned on diesel variants for about $600.
Other standard equipment in the Toyota HiAce, Hyundai iLoad and Ford Transit Custom rival includes integrated side steps, a floor covering, multiple tie-down points and four load lights. A three-year/100,000km warranty provides peace of mind.
2022 LDV G10+ driveaway pricing
|Lift Door petrol||automatic||$34,726 (+$1579)|
|Lift Door diesel||manual||$34,200 (+$1579)|
|Lift Door diesel||automatic||$36,305 (+$1579)|
|Barn Door diesel||manual||$34,800 (+$1579)|
|Barn Door diesel||automatic||$36,906 (+$1579)|