2018 LDV D90 SUV detailed before November 15 launch

The 2018 LDV D90 SUV has been detailed for the Australian market, ahead of its November 15 launch, including specifications and warranty information for the seven seater.

To rival the likes of Toyota Prado and Ford Everest, the LDV D90 is a modern and technology laden SUV available with in two or four-wheel drive variants, including a drive mode selector for appropriate terrain.

Features like a massive 12.0-inch screen and blind spot warning, six airbags, lane departure warning and even traffic sign recognition suggest this is a very mature and highly developed product. The design itself appears a cut above the usual Chinese fare too.

The D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that delivers 165kW and 350Nm through a six speed automatic gearbox. 2WD variants are quoted at 10.2L/100km while the fourby slurps 10.9L/100km. A diesel variant is promised within 12 months, possibly with the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel from the T60 pickup, that generates 110kW and 360Nm.

Other comfort features include a 220V power socket, an 8.0-inch central info display in the instrument cluser, puddle lights, foot-operated tailgate and leather seats. Like the T60 ute, LDV are hoping to achieve a 5 star ANCAP crash rating for the D90. Warranty is five years or 130,000km. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.