China’s LDV, branded Maxus outside of Australia, has revealed a potential discount competitor to the Ford Everest, Toyota Prado and Isuzu MU-X – using the Australian-linked domestic market nameplate. .
Body-on-frame Maxus Territory (Lingdi) being sold at home along with older Maxus D90 – itself sold domestically as the LDV D90 – but offers more advanced features and an electrified diesel powertrain.
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The Maxus Territory is said to be similar to the D90 on the outside but has a new front fascia with slimmer headlights and a larger grille, while along the side there are flared plastic wheel arches for an off-road look. .
Under the bonnet is an updated 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine making 160kW and 500Nm, using a new 48V battery and a 44Nm electric drive motor that helps reduce fuel consumption to 9L/100km. .
It runs a 4×4 system with a full-time 4WD Auto setting, as well as part-time rear-wheel drive (2H) and 4×4 (4H), off-road cruise control crawl mode, Differential locking front and rear and different terrain settings.
The LDV/Maxus Territory dimensions are 5046mm long, 2016mm wide, 1876mm tall and have a 2950mm wheelbase – 41mm longer and 84mm wider than the LDV D90, on the same wheelbase.
The interior is very different from the older D90, with a full digital instrument cluster, a large tablet-style display, a cleaner vent design, a central tunnel grip, and a row of buttons and buttons. rotate 4×4.
It also comes with a Ford Everest– off-road style camera to assist when going to the top.
The seven-seat LDV D90 diesel sold in Australia uses a 2.0-litre twin-turbo with 160kW and 480Nm with 3.1 tonnes of pulling power, and as reported here sales grew rapidly among cost-conscious buyers along with SsangYong Rexton.
The D90 is also one of the first Chinese cars to receive a five-star ANCAP crash rating, achieved the feat back in 2017.
It’s unclear if the LDV Territory is in the sights of the company’s Australian importer, although it looks like it will be a fitting update to the $50,990 LDV D90 Executive diesel.
It’s been a busy period for LDV, for the company recently confirmed the launch plan Australia’s first electric EV, the eT60, before the end of 2022 – along with the eDeliver 9 electric van and the MIFA 9 electric passenger car.