The offer for the largest Chinese subway in Australia is improving

Local LDV distributor Ateco says stocks of the newly launched T60 Mega Tub, the largest Chinese ute currently for sale in Australia, are now circulating.

The LDV T60 Max Mega Tub has been available from retailers for around two months, with more stock due to arrive shortly.

With a length of 5680mm, it is 315mm longer than the standard T60 max – Its hull is 1800mm long, 275mm longer than the T60, while its wheelbase has been increased by a total of 315mm.

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LDV confirmed the pricing for the only Mega Tub variant late last year: $49,463 drive-away for retail buyers or $46,990 drive-away for ABN owners.

However, the company is currently offering the Mega Tub for $47,463 or $44,990 in the car.

Like the rest of the T60 Max range, the Mega Tub has all-wheel drive and a 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine with 160kW of power and 500Nm of torque, but it’s only available with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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It weighs just 20kg more than the Luxe car and has the same claimed combined cycle fuel economy of 9.3L/100km.

Specification highlights include:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Reversing camera and rear parking sensors
  • Surround view camera
  • tire pressure monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Air conditioning with climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • leather upholstery
  • 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Sound system with six speakers

For 2023, the T60 Max range is now guaranteed for seven years and 200,000 km (previously five years and 130,000 km).

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A 2023 update For the broader T60 Max range, the base Pro also received side steps, chrome roof rails and a stainless steel sports bar, while the Luxe received black 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, glider and wheel arches, updated leather trim, steering wheel, body-colored mirrors and a soft-release tailgate.

The T60 Max remains the only model in its segment not to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking, and in fact LDV Australia has even removed a key active safety feature since its launch by removing blind spot monitoring.

In the sales race, it was overtaken by the GWM Ute, which is weaker in terms of performance and torque but offers significantly more safety features.

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LDV has sold 2,930 T60s up to the end of April, not including 23 examples of the rear-wheel drive eT60 Electric Ute.

It is below that GWM Ute (3181 sales) but ahead of the Korean Ssang Yong Musso (1239 sales).

Only the latter offers an extended length version called the Musso XLV, which is 5409mm long – 271mm shorter than the T60 Max Mega Tub. However, the Musso XLV offers a braked towing capacity of 3500kg, 500kg more than the T60 Max.

MORE: All LDV T60 Max

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