LDV G10 2017
Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: Given the G10 is claimed to be the first LDV van fully designed, developed and manufactured in China, they’ve done a commendable job because its bargain basement price does not equate to the shortfall you might expect in build quality, performance, comfort and safety. However, it is a vehicle of stark contrasts, with several important boxes that still need to be ticked and long-term durability that is yet to be proven. Plus the glaring omission of a GCM rating makes it impossible to know what you can legally tow, which does nothing to improve negative perceptions of Chinese-made vehicles.You can read the full review here.
The 2017 LDV G10 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The LDV G10 is also known as the Maxus G10 in markets outside Australia.
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LDV G10 2017 Reviews
LDV G10 van 2017 review
Anyone shopping for a SWB one-tonne van with turbo-diesel and manual transmission will know there’s plenty of competition in this...
Anyone shopping for a SWB one-tonne van with turbo-diesel and manual transmission will know there’s plenty of...
LDV G10 2017 Price and Specs
|LDV G10 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||Commercial||1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$17,200||$23,980|
|(base)||Commercial||1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$15,900||$22,110|
|(base)||Commercial||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$16,300||$22,660|
|(base)||Commercial||2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN||$13,200||$19,140|
|(7 Seat)||Wagon||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$14,000||$19,800|
|(9 Seat)||Wagon||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$15,400||$21,780|
LDV G10 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the LDV G10 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why won't my LDV G10 start?
This is possibly a fault with the smart key which not only physically unlocks the car, but also disables the immobiliser and allows the car to start. Have you somehow managed to lock the keys in the car at any stage and retrieved them with the spare key? If so, try the spare key to see if that will now start the car.
I’m told that locking the keys inside the car and opening it with the spare key, will wipe the electronic coding on the first key, meaning that it will no longer unlock all the electronic security measures. You can take the key to a dealership and have it recoded. Perhaps it’s just that the key has failed electronically for no good reason and needs either a new battery or a new key module. Generally speaking, messages like `No VID Found’ suggest that the key is not talking to the car’s body computer. Often it’s the key, but sometimes it can be the body computer itself.Show more
LDV G10 diesel problems
There are so few of these things on the road even now, that it’s difficult to find patterns within the LDV’s reliability record. But a few things have emerged with enough frequency to call them trends. Those start with the electronics and, specifically, the body computer. Some owners have found that the central locking has problems (sometimes traced to a faulty drivers’ door actuator) while others have problems with the entertainment system.
Beyond that, shock absorbers seem to die young and some owners have reported grumbling noises and low-speed jerkiness from the driveline which has been traced back to the rear differential. Some dealers have replaced these units, only for the problem to recur sometime down the track. Overall, the LDV seems to have its problems, but many would-be buyers are prepared to allow for that based on the budget pricing of the LDV range. You get what you pay for…Show more
LDV G10 2016: Does it have a timing chain or belt?
There were three engines offered in the 2016 LDV G10, Brett; a turbo-petrol, a non-turbo petrol and a turbo-diesel. Here’s the answer to all three possibilities: Both the two-litre turbocharged petrol and the turbo-diesel use a timing chain. The 2.4-litre non-turbo petrol engine uses a timing belt.
The timing belt will need replacing at regular intervals while the timing chains should be good for the life of the vehicles they are fitted to.Show more
LDV G10 2016: Blowing white smoke
Service intervals are specified as either/or, it’s whichever comes first. Your service is due in August, or at 30,000 km if that comes first. White smoke would tend to suggest a problem with the turbocharger. Turbochargers have to have clean oil to survive; dirty oil will kill them eventually. You need to negotiate with LDV, if you haven’t missed the service by a long way you might be able to get some help on the cost of repairs; otherwise you’re unlikely to get much assistance.Show more