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posted on 10 April 2016 | posted in News

LDV returns with Chinese backing and four new van models


British commercial vehicle maker LDV is brought back from the dead with $2.2bn investment

Once an important name in van manufacturing before they hit bankrupcy in 2009, LDV has been brought back to life. A $2.2bn global investment from Chinese firm SAIC Maxus will see four new LDV van models launched in the UK and Ireland soon.

SAIC Maxus already manufactors over 6 million vehicles annually, predominantly in China. It bought the rights to use the LDV name when administrators were selling off assets and has drawn up ambitious that will see an SUV, pick-up and a new compact van called the G10 launched by 2020.

Irish automotive distributors The Harris Group will sell the LDV commercial vehicles over here, beginning with the V80 van in four different bodystyles. It's an updated version of the LDV Maxus, and can be ordered in short, medium and long wheelbase with three roof heights, or as a chassis cab.


The LDV V80 gets a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine with up to 136bhp and 330Nm of torque. It powers the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, and standard kit includes parking sensors, aircon, keyless entry, Bluetooth & electric heated mirrors.

The load volume is 6.4m3 in the short wheelbase model, 10.4m3 in the medium wheelbase and 11.6m3 in the high roof long-wheelbase car. Prices have yet to be announced, but we do know each V80 will come with an impressive 200,000-mile, five-year warranty.

Here's some Van Accessories for the new LDV Maxus...

Van Roof Racks for the LDV MAXUS

Van Shelving for the LDV MAXUS

Van Security for the LDV MAXUS

Van Safety for the LDV MAXUS

Van Protection for the LDV MAXUS

Van Seating for the LDV MAXUS

Van Styling for the LDV MAXUS

Van Windows for the LDV MAXUS

Campervan Accessories for the LDV MAXUS

Van Electrical and Lighting Accessories for the LDV MAXUS

Towing Accessories for the LDV MAXUS

I.C.E Accessories for the LDV MAXUS

Management Accessories for the LDV MAXUS

Disability Accessories for the LDV MAXUS


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