Value, safety and space for people and equipment were priority features when designers were laying out the specs for the LDV Deliver 9 Bus.
As the Australian Government’s tax depreciation incentives continue in the form of temporary full expensing, the LDV Automotive company that originally delivered England’s Royal Mail has launched its minibus across the country.
As an all-purpose vehicle, the Deliver 9 is being aimed at corporate fleets, transport companies, sole traders and small and medium enterprises. A key focus is transport for the aged care and disability services sectors.
LDV General Manager Dinesh Chinnappa said the LDV Deliver 9 provided superior value in its class, as well as a capped price servicing model*.
“The Deliver 9 Bus provides operators with value for money, high levels of specification, and a robust suite of safety features,” he said.
“It also comes with a three-year warranty or 160,000 kilometres, and capped price servicing options, all of which means operators can deliver their business with peace of mind.”
He said the vehicle offered specific features that made it an excellent choice for transport in aged care and disability services.
“There are a range of features that make the Deliver 9 Bus suitable for the sector,” he said.
“We offer flexible configurations (11, 12 or 14 seats) and two options for roof heights allowing for extra head and carrying capacity.
“It also has a number of safety and technological features that give the driver and passengers alike assurance every time they travel – including camera, sensors and airbags, separate front and rear air conditioning outlets, and 10-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth.
“Finally, electric sidesteps ensure easy entry and exit to the vehicle.”
The marque LDV Automotive started in Britain during the days of 19th-century steam power. Through company mergers the brand joined fellow iconic vehicle manufacturer Leyland DAF in 1993 and their vans were in use by the English Royal Mail, as well as other emergency fleets.
In 2010 it joined China’s biggest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC Motor.
The Australian market launched in 2014 with commercial vans, before the company introduced the T60 ute, and the D90 seven-seat family SUV.
LDV’s Mr Chinnappa said the LDV offered a full package that carried more for less, with technology and safety features.
“We feel this comes back to LDV offering the complete package – few brands can match LDV for specification, space, fuel efficiency and technology at the price,” he said.
Transport is a key feature of the aged care and disability sectors, in order to facilitate personal, social and community connections, as well as visits to medical and clinical appointments.
This vehicle can accommodate effective and efficient people movements.
Vehicle specs include safety features such as standard six airbags across the front row of seats, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and Bosch electronic stability control system that counteracts skidding.
There are rear parking sensors and reversing camera, as well as a hill hold function.
Each passenger seat has three-point lap lash seatbelts for additional safety.
The Deliver 9’s 1.2 metre side door and 180 degree opening rear doors allow easy access, in addition to emergency exits. There are also options for mid-and high-roof configurations, 11, 12 or 14-seat variants.
A retractable sidestep also makes access easier, notably for people with mobility challenges.
For passengers, the Bus has loads of headroom, large windows, ergonomic seats, and front and rear air conditioning for optimum comfort. A variety of configurations are for the driver’s seat, which can adjust in eight ways.
Under the bonnet, the LDV Deliver 9 offers a Euro V Turbo Diesel engine with Eco and Power modes. The two-litre engine, four-cylinder turbodiesel can power 108KW or 375Nm of torque and has 2800kg braked towing capacity.
Under the Capped Price Servicing Program, ongoing scheduled servicing for up to three years or 95,000 kilometres is available for $1,962*. A three-year/160,000km warranty (whichever occurs first)^is also in place.
Mr Chinnappa said the fixed price servicing offered “the added plus of an ownership and aftersales experience that’s second to none”.
Prices start from just $52,990 driveaway for the 11 seat Mid Wheel Bus Automatic for ABN holders.
*Capped Price Servicing applies to the first 4 standard scheduled services of your Deliver 9 vehicle which are scheduled to occur at the following service intervals: (1) 5,000kms/6 months (whichever occurs first); (2) 35,000kms/12 months (whichever occurs first); (3) 65,000kms/24 months (whichever occurs first); and (4) 95,000kms/36 months (whichever occurs first). Advertised pricing is for eligible vehicles purchased and delivered from an authorised LDV dealership between 14 October 2020 and 20 December 2021. Any additional service/repair items outside the standard scheduled services are at additional cost. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. The Capped Price Servicing Program is available to retail customers and fleet and business customers nominated by LDV Automotive. Rental and government purchasers are excluded. For full terms, conditions and exclusions please see https://admin.i-motor.com.au/ssl/CMS/files_cms/57878_ldv-cps-tcs.pdf. LDV Automotive reserves the right to at any time modify or discontinue the Capped Price Servicing Program.
^Warranty terms, conditions and exclusions apply.
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