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LDV T60 Australia

The LDV T60 is a Chinese ute which first arrived in Australia in October 2017.

Originally a European marque (known as Leyland DAF Vans), LDV now belongs to Chinese conglomerate, SAIC. The brand clearly has its sights aimed at the big ute players in Australia with keen pricing, five-star safety and relatively high spec levels.

Pricing currently starts from $30,516 for the T60 PRO (4X4) with the most expensive T60 coming in at $42,095 for the T60 Trailrider 2 (4X4) D20.

At launch, the T60 was available in just two dual-cab variants, the Pro and Luxe, available in either auto or manual and were 4x4 only.

A single-cab variant was added in 2018 available in two- or four-wheel drive, with all variants powered by the same 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

LDV T60 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the LDV T60 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is my LDV T60 Luxe stuck in 4L?

    For reasons known only to marketing departments, the LDV, like most modern four-wheel-drive vehicles, uses a rotary knob to shift between two and four-wheel-drive and high and low-range. While old-school off-roaders of decades ago used a simple, mechanical lever to make these shifts, the modern rotary knob system relies on electronics and solenoids to effect the same shifts. When these solenoids go wrong or there’s an interruption to or glitch in the power supply, you can easily experience the symptoms you’ve noted.

    The LDV is by no means the only brand to suffer vague or phantom shifting with this system and a body-computer re-set may be required. The fault has nothing to do with you leaving it in 4H while it was parked for a few days. It’s also very unlikely to be an actual mechanical problem with the transmission. So make it the dealer’s problem; it’s a new vehicle, so the vehicle will be covered by warranty and it won’t cost you anything to have put right.

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  • Why won't my 2018 LDV T60 start?

    It seems like the fix here would be an obvious one, but there’s a number of potential causes for a fault like this. Let’s start with the actual starter button. It could have failed internally. Or the starter motor itself might have either failed or simply had a critical wire fall off its terminal. Perhaps the immobiliser system is not arming the ignition as it should.

    And here’s one from left field: Is the transmission in Park? If it is and the engine still won’t turn over, try putting the selector into Neutral. Both Park and Neutral should allow the engine to start, but most people only ever try it in Park. You could also have a poor earth or iffy battery terminal which is allowing enough current to pass to illuminate the dashboard lights, but not enough to actually crank the engine over.

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  • LDV T60: Problems with engine temperature

    How sure are you that the caravan weights 2000 kg when fully loaded? What gear do you use when climbing hills? Make sure you are not heavier than you think, and use a lower gear on hills rather than let the engine lug in an overdrive ratio.

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  • LDV T60 2019: Brakes not working properly

    Have the dealer let you drive a demo vehicle and see if that is the same as yours. If it isn’t than have him investigate why yours is different; if it’s not it could be that it’s the way the LDV brakes are. You could take it to a brake specialist and have them give you an opinion on it, and maybe suggest a fix.

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LDV T60 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the LDV T60 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $22,400 and going to $43,230 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $22,400 $43,230
2021 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $30,516 $42,095
2020 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $22,400 $43,230
2019 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $18,600 $41,140
2018 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $17,000 $32,890
2017 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $16,900 $28,820
See All LDV T60 Pricing and Specs

LDV T60 Towing Capacity

The LDV T60 has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2020 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2019 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2018 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2017 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
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LDV T60 Dimensions

The dimensions of the LDV T60 Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Ute 1840x1900x5365 mm 215 mm
2020 Ute 1809x1900x0 mm 215 mm
2019 Ute 1809x1900x0 mm 215 mm
2018 Ute 1809x1900x0 mm 215 mm
2017 Ute 1852x1900x5365 mm 215 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All LDV T60 Dimensions

LDV T60 Wheel Size

The LDV T60 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x65 R17 for Ute in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Ute 245x65 R17 245x65 R17
2020 Ute 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Ute 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Ute 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Ute 245x65 R17 17x7 inches 245x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All LDV T60 Wheel Sizes

LDV T60 Fuel Consumption

The LDV T60 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.8L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Ute 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2020 Ute 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2019 Ute 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Ute 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 Ute 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All LDV T60 Pricing and Specs for 2021