The Life's sub-$30K driveaway launch pricing puts it in the bargain basement with LDV's G10 six-speed manual equivalent ($28,990 driveaway for ABN holders). However, even at its usual $32,990 RRP, a Trader Life still costs thousands of dollars less than other major players in the mid-sized van segment like the Toyota HiAce, Hyundai iLoad and Ford Transit Custom.
The Trader Life is available in only one colour (Glacier White) and one specification, which comprises a 1.6 litre turbo-diesel engine, six-speed manual transmission, LHS solid sliding door, glazed lift-up single tailgate and no steel bulkhead separating cabin and cargo bay. 16-inch steel wheels wear Continental 205/65 R16C tyres, but don't go looking for a spare under the tail because there isn't one.
No meat trays for guessing there are also no options. However, the Life does include some useful features for hard-working drivers and/or crews, including seating for three with a separate driver's seat featuring adjustable lumbar support and fold-away inboard armrest, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning and ESC with hill start assist to name a few.