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New LDV Deliver 9 2021 detailed: Chinese large van to take on Volkswagen Crafter and Renault Master

It is likely the Deliver 9 will replace LDV's ageing V80 bringing new tech and features.

Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV has announced its new large commercial van, the Deliver 9, will arrive in Australia before the end of the year.

The Deliver 9 will serve as the brand’s flagship commercial offering in Australia, and while details are light on the ground, we expect it will replace the existing fleet of V80 vans which play in the same size bracket.

The new large van wears the brand’s latest styling language, to match the T60 dual-cab ute and D90 SUV, and will come with auto emergency braking across the range.

LDV would not comment on further details, but the Deliver 9 is available overseas as both a commercial van and an eleven-seat mini-bus, and comes with other features like LED front lighting, keyless entry and push-start ignition, as well as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

In its home market of China, the Deliver 9 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 120kW/375Nm and mated to a six-speed torque converter. It is available in short-, medium-, and long-wheelbase layouts measuring from 5180 to 5940mm in length and 2385mm to 2755mm in height.

The Deliver 9 has an interior with a similar layout and features to the D90 SUV in its home market of China. The Deliver 9 has an interior with a similar layout and features to the D90 SUV in its home market of China.

The Deliver 9 is rear-wheel-drive only and offers up to a 13 cubic meter load area with a maximum usable height of 2012mm. Its GVM is rated in China at 4050kg.

A 10.1-inch touchscreen is available, and we would be surprised if it did not offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in our market, like the D90.

LDV is owned by SAIC Motor in China where it is known as Maxus. Unlike its fully factory-backed sister brand MG, LDV is imported to Australia by Ateco. The current V80 is only offered with a three-year/100,000km warranty, compared to many rival’s five-year offerings.

When it arrives, the Deliver 9 will go into battle against the likes of the Renault Master, VW Crafter, Fiat Ducato, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Stay tuned for more information toward the Deliver 9’s late 2020 launch window.