LDV has announced specs and pricing for the heavily updated T60 ute which is now badged the T60 Max.
The headline act is the new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine that produces 160kW of power and 500Nm torque, the latter from 1500rpm. It was developed in house and represents a significant step up from the engine that powered the outgoing model.
The engine is mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF. Power goes to all four wheels via a variable 4WD system with low range for on- and off-road use.
Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 9.2L/100km for the manual and 9.3L/100km for the automatic. Towing capacity is 3000kg – 500kg less than the class leaders.
Externally, the T60 Max is differentiated by a larger grille, wider wheel arches, new alloy wheels and a revamped tailgate.
On the inside, there’s a new 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay. The touchscreen also houses many of the vehicle’s functions. Buyers also get a fresh steering wheel and gear selector.
LDV will continue to offer two trim levels – Pro and Luxe with two suspension tunes – heavy duty for the Pro and comfort for the Luxe. Each tune has been locally calibrated.
The update hasn’t delivered much when it comes to safety. There’s no autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, or lane-keep assist. The lack of safety tech means the T60 Max would miss out on a five-star ANCAP rating.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
The updated 2022 T60 Max is available in dealerships now.
2022 LDV T60 Max pricing (drive-away):
T60 Max Pro manual - $33,990 (ABN), $35,779 (private)
T60 Max Pro auto - $35,990 (ABN), $37,884 (private)
T60 Max Luxe manual - $38,490 (ABN), $40,516 (private)
T60 Max Luxe auto - $40,490 (ABN), $42,621 (private)
2022 T60 Max equipment highlights:
T60 Max Pro
17-inch alloy wheels
Full-size steel spare
Spray-in tub liner
Dusk-sensing LED headlights
Rear parking sensors
Passive cruise control
2 x USBs
T60 Max Luxe adds
Keyless entry (press door handle)
On-demand rear diff lock
Gas strut for the engine cover
Auto-folding side mirrors
Gloss black grille and chrome mirror covers
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Power adjustable front seats
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