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LDV T60 Max 2023: more standard features, seven-year warranty for value-focused ute


A longer warranty and even more standard features are among the highlight changes for LDV’s popular ute

LDV has bolstered the list of features on its value-focused T60 Max ute, with the Chinese-built workhorse now packing an additional $5000 worth of kit.

The debut of the MY23 model range will also see the introduction of a seven-year/200,000km warranty making LDV one of only a few brands alongside Kia, MG and Skoda to offer such a long warranty, while Mitsubishi offers a conditional 10-year/200,000km deal.

LDV T60 Max 2023 rear
LDV has updated the T60 Max for 2023

As before, the range kicks off with the T60 Max Pro grade followed by the Luxe and a new extended-tray version known as the Mega Tub, with the pricing split for ABN holders and private buyers.

The range kicks off at $41,042 (before on-road costs) for the Max Pro with a manual transmission, with ABN buyers quoted a significantly lower driveaway price of $38,990.

LDV says the MY23 updates add an additional $2600 worth of equipment to the Pro and over $5000 to the Luxe – though prices have increased by around $5000 for both private and ABN buyers since the T60 Max was launched in late 2021. 

LDV T60 engine bay
The T60 Max boasts a power output of 160kW

T60 Max engine and drivetrain

LDV’s highlight feature for the T60 Max is its Toyota Hilux-beating power outputs of 160kW and 500Nm of torque from the in-house designed and built 2.0-litre twin-turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine.

Buyers are offered the choice of either a six-speed manual or ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission and, unlike other budget ute offerings, a selectable four-wheel-drive system is fitted as standard.

LDV T60 Max Luxe 2023 tray
Payload differs depending on what grade you opt for

Towing and payload

LDV splits the T60 Max’s line-up into two main grades not only for the benefit of pricing, but also purpose.

The entry-level Pro grade is equipped with more heavy duty rear left-spring suspension capable of carrying 935kg in the tray, while the more lifestyle-targeted Luxe is rated for 750kg.

Regardless of grade, all variants are rated to tow 3.0-tonnes with a braked trailer.

LDV T60 Max 2023 front 3/4 2
LDV has added new 19-inch black alloy wheels along with other matching finishings

What’s new for 2023?

LDV has updated the T60 Max with a rangeof extras including side steps, a chrome sports bar and roof rails as standard across the lineup, building on other external equipment such as a spray-in bedliner and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Luxe grade also adds 19-inch blak alloy wheels for 2023, along with black wheel arches and side steps with a unique sailplane sports bar – also in black.

Inside, buyers will appreciate the inclusion of a standard leather steering wheel with paddle shifters (in automatic models), adding to existing equipment such as a six-speaker stereo system and a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay.

LDV T60 Max Luxe 2023 touchscreen
A 10.25-inch touchscreen is fitted as standard

As standard, T60 Max Pro buyers receive six-way manual adjustment for the driver and four-way manual adjustment for the front passenger matched with cloth upholstery plus safety equipment such as six airbags, hill-descent control and rear parking sensors.

Stepping up the Luxe adds a rear locking differential, leather upholstery with six-way power adjustment and heated seats for those in the front row. Safety is also bolstered with the inclusion of a 360-degree camera and lane departure warning – though it’s notable that the T60 Max remains one of the few utes on sale without AEB.

The updated T60 Max is available to buy in Australian dealerships now.

LDV T60 Max 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

ABN holders only.

  • Pro manual: $38,990 
  • Pro automatic: $40,990  
  • Luxe manual: $43,490
  • Luxe automatic: $45,490
  • Mega Tub auto: $46,990

Private buyers

  • Pro manual: $41,042 
  • Pro automatic: $43,148 
  • Luxe manual: $45,779  
  • Luxe automatic: $47,884 
  • Mega Tub auto: $49,463