POWERED by a new 120kW D20 diesel engine, the second generation LDV T60 Trailrider ute delivers increased power and torque, and lower fuel consumption, and all for just $37,990 drive away for ABN holders.
This next-generation Trailrider 2 is the second LDV vehicle to showcase a version of SAIC’s first in-house designed D20 diesel engine, following the recent release of the D90 7-seat family SUV.
For the new Trailrider, the D20 diesel features a single scroll turbocharger for the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit that helps produce 120kW of power and 375Nm of torque. It’s joined by the now standard suspension tune specifically for Australian conditions.
A 5-Star ANCAP rating and 5-year warranty makes the T60 Trailrider stand out from its competition. Improved refinement and driveability come thanks to the new engine and Bosch’s third generation, high-pressure common rail direct fuel injection technology.
“We continue to develop our product offering throughout our fast-growing range, so we’re delighted to announce the arrival of the next-gen Trailrider,” says Dinesh Chinnappa, general manager at LDV Automotive.
“With the addition of the lighter and more efficient 120kW diesel engine, Trailrider 2 is a formidable ute, as comfortable on the worksite during the week as it is towing jet skis at the weekend.”
Inside, its superior fit and finish with high-grade plastics, leather trimmed seats, Apple CarPlay, smartphone connectivity and one of the biggest touchscreens in its class add to its appeal.
On the safety front, the Trailrider 2 has blind spot monitoring, six airbags, 360-degree rear view camera, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring and a host of additional safety and convenience features not seen in this segment and at this price.
Outside, black trim accents, blacked out logos and badging, and a new sports roll bar combine for a tough new look. The Mountain Top roll cover for the tray also returns following strong praise from customers of the original Trailrider.
With it comes 19-inch 12-spoke black alloys, side steps and a nudge bar. The inclusion of a robust, heavy-duty spray-on tub liner ups the ante when it comes to work and play as well.
Alongside Blanc White, Metal Black and Lava Grey, two new colours have been added to the mix – Jewel Blue and China Red for extra choice. It’s priced from $37,990 (ABN holders) for the manual and $39,990 (ABN holders) for the automatic.