LDV’s first seven seat SUV, the D90, is set to hit Australian shores in November of this year. Before its launch, the company has revealed details to whet buyers appetites.
Touting automatic road sign recognition as one of its features, the company says that the D90 will be highly equipped when it goes on sale. Heated and cooled massaging seats, blind spot warning, autonomous braking, front collision warning and anti-roll stability control are all standard, as is a strong passenger cell and six airbags.
Clearly, SAIC, the parent company of LDV, is aiming for a five star safety rating, but the results of crash testing will only be known once ANCAP gets its hands on a test vehicle.
In the meantime, LDV says that this SUV will be powered by a turbocharged petrol that makes 165kW and 350Nm, running through a six speed auto. Both 2WD and 4WD vehicles will be offered, with the 2WD consuming 10.2L/100km and the 4WD using 10.9L/100km.
Infotainment is cared for by a huge 12-inch touch screen while an eight-inch screen sits ahead of the driver, and it can even handle mains power devices with a 220V, 150W power point.