Chinese marque LDV has revealed the updated T60 Trailrider ute complete with a new diesel engine.
The Trailrider 2 will use the brand’s new in-house 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit recently debuted in the D90 SUV.
Disappointingly, in the Trailrider 2, the engine is tuned to produce 120kW and 375Nm, up only 10kW and 15Nm over the outgoing unit. In the D90 it develops 160kW of power and 480Nm of torque.
For context, the rival SsangYong Musso offers 133kW and 420Nm.
Like the outgoing model, the T60 Trailrider 2 uses a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission to send power to all four wheels.
According to LDV, the new engine allows for a payload of 895kg and a braked-towing capacity of three tonnes.
The Trailrider 2 is differentiated from the wider T60 range by black trim accents, blacked-out logos and badging, a new sports roll bar, a Mountain Top roll cover for the tray,19-inch black alloy wheels, side steps, a nudge bar, and a heavy-duty spray-in tub liner.
Standard kit also includes leather-trimmed seats, a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, blind-spot monitoring, six airbags, a 360-degree camera system, lane departure warning and tyre pressure monitoring.
Along with Blanc White, Metal Black and Lava Grey, two new colours have been added to the mix – Jewel Blue and China Red.
Pricing for ABN holders starts at $37,990 drive-away for the manual and $39,990 drive-away for the automatic.
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