The T60 Max, like its predecessors, is available in a choice of Pro and Luxe suspension tunes, with Pro being the more work-focused option with the highest payload rating.
Our Lava Grey test vehicle is the softer-riding and premium-priced Luxe version, which with LDV’s latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel comes standard with a six-speed manual, or optional eight-speed ZF automatic transmission like our example for a list price of $42,621. This compares favourably with Chinese rival GWM and its premium Cannon X at $45,490 and Ssangyong’s top-shelf Musso Ultimate XLV at $44,150.
The T60 Max Luxe comes standard with 17-inch alloys and Giti 245/65R17 tyres with a full-size steel spare. There’s also keyless entry and start, leather-accented seat trim with six-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, adjustable a/c vents in the centre console for rear seat passengers, spray-in tub-liner, LED headlights/DRLs, automatic rear diff-lock, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, 360-degree camera and tyre pressure monitoring.
Connectivity includes two USB ports and a 12-volt accessory plug, plus there’s a six-speaker infotainment system with landscape-style 10.25-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. However, you don’t get other desirables like side-steps, sports bar, tonneau cover or tow-bar. And its five-star ANCAP rating, achieved in 2017, does not include AEB and other important active features.