The latest VFACTS vehicle sales data shows an increasing number of Australian businesses are giving the LDV a real go.
The Chinese brand managed to top the heavy van section of the light-duty commercial vehicle sales market with its Deliver 9 offering in April.
The van racked up 319 sales in the month, a total above European rivals from Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen, traditionally the two dominant players in this space.
Year-to-date, the LDV Deliver 9 has managed to grab 13.5% market share in its segment with 907 units sold in Australia.
“When we launched Deliver 9 less than 18 months ago, we knew it had the ability to deliver more for less for Australian business,” – Dinesh Chinnappa, LDV General Manager.
“That we have pulled ahead of key players in the segment so early in Deliver 9’s existence is testament to the quality of the vehicle, the belief of the LDV Dealer Network, and our very clear understanding of what sole traders, SMEs, national delivery companies and corporate fleets both want and need.”
The LDV Deliver 9 is offered in Australia in standard wheelbase MR (mid roof), long-wheelbase MR, and long-wheelbase HR (high roof).
A cab chassis option, and 11, 12, or 14-seat bus configurations are also available.
Powering each variant is LDV’s 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 110kW and 375Nm (from 1,500rpm).
Prices start from $44,726.
And Mr. Chinnappa is confident the LDV will continue to prove popular with Aussie buyers.
“The supply constraints we have seen out of China are beginning to ease, and we are confident that by focusing on the needs of the customer, LDV will continue to conquest sales and further grow the strong position of not just Deliver 9 but the entire LDV range.”
Check out more details on the LDV Deliver 9 here.