The LDV D90 seven seat SUV has seen a number of range revisions and pricing changes for 2020, with the brand claiming the updated model is now “Australia’s best value family SUV”.
To justify that claim, the Chinese brand has revised the model range and lowered prices across the board of its T60 ute-based SUV. No cosmetic changes have been made.
Previously the D90 was a four-variant line-up, but that has been trimmed and simplified to three versions: the entry-level D90 2WD which is priced at $35,990 drive-away, the mid-spec D90 Executive 2WD at $39,990 drive-away, and the top-spec D90 Executive 4WD at $43,990 drive-away.
That effectively means pricing has dropped by $3000 across the range, though specification levels are strong across all grades. If you're wondering, the LDV D90 essentially shapes up against the SsangYong Rexton (from $39,990) and Haval H9 (from $41,990).
As standard, all models come with seven seats and an array of safety gear comprising autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, fatigue monitoring, traffic sign recognition, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, and six airbags (dual front, front side and full-length curtain). The LDV D90 has a five-star ANCAP rating (based on 2017 testing). The only thing we can see that has been dropped is the 360-degree camera from the top-grade model.
The base model has 18-inch wheels, while the Executive variants get 19-inch wheels. All have a steel spare and tyre pressure monitoring. All models have LED headlights and daytime running lights, plus auto lights and wipers. Executive models get a sunroof.
Entry-level versions run fake leather/fabric trim with manual seat adjustment, while Executive grades have leather trim (front two rows, fake leather third row), electric front seat adjustment for the driver, and these models also get an electric tailgate. All have smart key entry and push-button start.
All D90 variants also have a 12.0-inch touchscreen media system with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, smartphone mirroring (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and three USB ports, and the base model has a six-speaker sound system while Executive models get eight speakers.
The engine is unchanged in the LDV D90 range - a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It uses a six-speed automatic, with the two entry models being rear-wheel drive, and the top-spec model coming with four-wheel drive and a terrain selection system (with rock, mud, sand and snow modes).
Fuel consumption is claimed at 10.2 litres per 100 kilometres for 2WD models, and 10.9L/100km for 4WD versions.
The LDV D90 still comes with a five-year/130,000km warranty plan with the same level of roadside assist, but there is still no capped price servicing campaign for the brand.
Stay tuned for our review of the updated LDV D90 soon.
LDV D90 2020 range drive-away pricing:
|D90 2WD automatic||$35,990|
|D90 Executive 2WD automatic||$39,990|
|D90 Executive 4WD automatic||$43,990|