China's next-generation LDV T60 teased in leaked images

Concept car rendering is believed to be a clue to the design theme for the next generation LDV T60 ute.


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Chinese car giant SAIC has released an image of a concept vehicle that is believed to be the next-generation LDV T60 ute.

Overseas reports claim the teaser image has been released ahead of an expected unveiling later this year.

The concept sketch shows a double cab chassis with much sleeker styling than the current LDV T60, and a roof-mounted storage pod.

When contacted by CarAdvice, LDV Australia would not comment on whether the concept was a new standalone model or the next-generation T60.

Representatives also would not disclose whether the rendering would lead to a vehicle that might eventually be sold in Australia.,q_auto,f_auto,w_1300/eeqv7ngi7pjycoysaxvy.jpg
Above and below: current generation LDV T60 long wheelbase edition.

According to Chinese publication Sohu, the possible LDV T60 replacement is likely to have the option of some form of electrification with a plug-in hybrid or full electric powertrain.

An electric powertrain in the new LDV T60 would align with SAIC’s initiative to launch 20 electrified models by the end of 2025.,q_auto,f_auto,w_1300/adssjxhnmegype0h7hrl.jpg

It is also possible the next generation LDV T60 could adopt the new 160kW/480Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine introduced last month in the LDV D90 SUV flagship.

This engine would put the next LDV T60 on the heels of the Ford Ranger’s higher-performing 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine and outgun the Toyota HiLux’s current 130kW/450Nm 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel four.


China's next-generation LDV T60 teased in leaked images