LDV’s courier special has received a boost with the larger more powerful diesel from the T60 utility.

The D20 2.0-litre four cylinder unit features a single scroll turbocharger that delivers 118kW of power at 4000rpm and 375Nm from 1500rpm.

The previous 1.9-litre engine (1850cc in reality) was good for 106.5kW of power and 350Nm of torque, the latter from 1800 revs.

Helping move things along is a new eight-speed auto, instead of the previous six-speed.

At the same time it uses a claimed 8.2L/100km (the 1.9 auto uses 8.6).

The G10, now known as the G10+ has become the go to van for couriers because it’s cheap and reliable, and gets the job done.

Importer Ateco Automotive reports 7184 sales for the first half of the year, versus 3163 or the same period last year. 

G10+ is priced from $34,200 with an auto, G10 from $32,621 ($2500 for auto) — plus on-road costs.

“For just $1500 more than the standard G10, the new G10+ demonstrates our unrivalled understanding of the courier business,” LDV’s Dinesh Chinnappa said.

“A more powerful and efficient diesel engine combined with a modern 8 speed ZF transmission makes a tough day of pick-ups and drop-off that bit easier.

“The new G10+ is quieter, more refined and better value than ever. If your office must be mobile, the G10+ is more than capable.”

2021 LDV G10 van prices

Inside, the dashboard and ergonomics have been updated with a new rotary gear selector, new material finishes, and improved NVH levels making for a more relaxed drive experience.

It has 5.2 cubic metre cargo area with payload capacity of 1093kg, and access is easy with two sliding doors as standard plus a rear lift tailgate.

 There is also the option of rear barn doors on diesel models.

LDVs come with a 3-year/ 100,000km warranty and 3-year roadside assistance.

 

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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