2024 LDV D90 one step closer to Australia

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The LDV D90 is expected to arrive in Australia next year with a new look and upgraded equipment, following a comprehensive update in China last year.


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The 2024 LDV D90 from China is one step closer to arriving in Australia, after government documents showed the upgraded and facelifted SUV has been approved for sale locally. 

In documents submitted to the Australian Government, LDV has received approval for the new-look D90 – sold in China as the Maxus Lingdi (or Territory in English ) – to be sold in local showrooms, now with mild-hybrid power.

When the facelifted LDV D90 was revealed one year ago, it was announced the SUV would be powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine coupled to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, producing 160kW and 500Nm – a 20Nm increase compared to the current model.

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While the government documents do not show a torque figure for the upcoming D90, it is understood the mild-hybrid turbo-diesel engine is the only source of power on offer – mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive system.

It appears there will be two versions of the LDV D90 sold in Australia – reflecting the current ‘base’ D90 and D90 Executive line-up – both with the choice of six or seven seats and 18- or 20-inch wheels.

Despite the D90’s wheelbase remaining unchanged at 2950mm, the SUV has grown to become 41mm longer, 84mm wider and 5mm lower than its predecessor – measuring 5046mm in length, 2016mm in width and 1870mm in height.

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The upcoming LDV D90 boasts a higher braked towing capacity (BTC) and gross vehicle mass (GVM) than the outgoing model, as the documents show figures of 2900kg for the base versions – improvements of 900kg (BTC) and 100kg (GVM). 

Higher-rated versions of the LDV D90 appear to have a BTC and GVM of 3100kg – an increase of 1100kg and 140kg respectively.

Australian timing for the updated LDV D90 is yet to be confirmed, though it is expected to arrive in local showrooms throughout 2024.

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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