2023 LDV G90: China Kia Carnival rival set for Australia
In addition to its first electric motor, LDV’s local lineup is featuring a new petrol and diesel model.
Government documents show LDV G90 petrol and diesel engines approved for sale in Australia along with MIFA 9 face to face.
Although the presence of approval documents does not always mean that a vehicle will arrive in Australia, CarExpert understand that the G90 range will be launched locally – even though its launch coincides with The appearance of MIFA 9 in November Unclear.
G90 will replace G10 people cheeringstopped this early year.
The documentation lists two tools available: a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine with 160kW power 6000 rpm and turbo-diesel with 118.5kW at 4000 rpm. Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The output of the petrol engine is different from the Chinese market, where the G90 is advertised as producing 172kW of power and 390Nm of torque. The G90 for the Chinese market has a 48V mild-hybrid system, and it’s unclear if the Australian-market model will use it.
Brakeless towing is 750kg on all G90 and MIFA 9 models, while braked towing is listed as 2000kg for all combustion engine models and 1000kg for MIFA 9.
Gasoline, diesel and electric models are all available in Elite, Luxury and Flagship trim levels, and the van line-up will offer a choice of 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
The MIFA 9 has a 180kW electric powertrain, and LDV has previously confirmed that it will use a 90kWh lithium-ion battery with a claimed WLTP electric range of up to 440km, depending on the variant.
Charging the MIFA 9 via an 11kW home wall charger takes about 8.5 hours, while DC fast charging takes about 36 minutes to fully charge from 20-80 percent.
The company also says it hopes to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating, and that the MIFA 9 will come standard with a suite of active safety and driver assistance features including automatic emergency braking, cruise control, and more. adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, emergency lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning.
The G90 will likely follow suit. That represents a big step up from the G10, which only has a three-star ANCAP rating and lacks any active safety tech, while also only getting two airbags.
All models are 5270mm long, 2000mm wide and 1845mm tall (1840mm in MIFA 9) on a 3200mm wheelbase.
They also have MacPherson struts up front and five-link independent rear suspension.
LDV has confirmed the MIFA 9 will initially be offered with seven seats, with an eight-seat option coming in 2023. Only the seven-seat G90s appear on approval documents, suggesting the option the six seats available in China – with captain’s seats in every row – won’t come here.
New petrol and diesel engines will create some competition for Kia Carnivaldominant force in Australia’s people mobility market with a whopping 72% share this year.
Segment staples, such as Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Tarago is no longer for sale.
MIFA 9 will be less competitive. Currently, there are no electric motors for sale in Australia, although Mercedes-Benz will introduce it eVito Tourer and EQV later this year.