The 2021 LDV Deliver 9 is making a play for the large van segment, featuring a bargain price, the brand’s first capped-price servicing program, and crucial safety technology like autonomous emergency braking.
UPDATE, 1/3/2021: LDV has expanded the Deliver 9 range to include bus and cab-chassis variants. We’ve updated our price and specs article accordingly.
The van was introduced late last year, while bus and cab-chassis models are arriving at dealers now.
The Deliver 9 van is available with either a standard wheelbase and mid roof, or a long wheelbase and either a mid or high roof.
It heralds the brand’s return locally to the minibus segment, with the Deliver 9 bus offering a choice of medium or long-wheelbase models with 11 and 14 seats, respectively. Both are available with either a mid roof or high roof.
Finally, there’s a cab-chassis variant with dual rear wheels.
All Deliver 9 models ride a new, rear-wheel drive platform.
They’re powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 375Nm of torque and featuring automatic stop/start technology.
The turbo-diesel is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission except in the bus, which is auto-only.
It’s a substantial upgrade in technology from existing LDV vans, with all Deliver 9 models coming standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
A 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay is standard, while automatic models feature adaptive cruise control. Also standard are rear doors that open 180 degrees.
A $1500 option pack, available only on the van, adds blind-spot monitoring, proximity entry with push-button start, and rear doors that open 236 degrees.
LDV has also improved its after-sales package, introducing capped-price servicing for the first three years or 95,000km.
The warranty has also been extended from three years and 100,000km to three years and 160,000km.
While LDV offers the T60 ute, it hasn’t previously offered a van-based cab-chassis model locally.
LDV’s outgoing flagship van, the smaller V80, offered only a short-wheelbase low roof and long-wheelbase mid and high roof models, with a minibus model discontinued a few years ago.
In other markets like the UK, however, LDV has continued to offer minibus V80 models plus cab-chassis variants.
The Deliver 9 undercuts key rivals. The Renault Master range opens at $45,490 before on-road costs for the short-wheelbase manual, the Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer and Volkswagen Crafter at $46,300, $47,490 and $49,290 list for their mid-wheelbase manual models, and the Ford Transit at $50,690 list for the long-wheelbase manual.
Meanwhile, the cost of entry into the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range is $49,720 list for the short-wheelbase manual.
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof manual: $42,095
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB Cab Chassis manual: $42,095
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 MWB Mid Roof auto: $43,148
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB High Roof manual: $44,200
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB Cab Chassis auto: $44,726
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof auto: $44,726
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB High Roof auto: $46,831
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 MWB Mid Roof 11-seater: $55,779
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB Mid Roof 14-seater: $57,884
- 2021 LDV Deliver 9 LWB High Roof 14-seater: $59,990
All prices exclude on-road costs. LDV also offers drive-away deals for ABN holders.
All 2021 LDV Deliver 9 models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 375Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
LDV has yet to release fuel economy figures for the Deliver 9. We’ll update this once this information becomes available.
All models have an 80L fuel tank.
The 2021 LDV Deliver 9 van and bus measure 5546mm long with a 3366mm wheelbase as a MWB van and 5940mm with a 3760mm wheelbase as a LWB van.
It’s 2525mm tall as a 14-seat MWB mid roof bus, 2545mm tall as an 11-seat MWB mid roof bus, 2555mm tall as a MWB mid roof van, 2535mm as a LWB mid roof van, 2740mm as a LWB high roof bus, and 2755mm as a LWB high roof van.
The cab-chassis is 6200mm long and 2320mm tall.
All Deliver 9 models measure 2466mm wide including the mirrors.
Payload in bus and van models is 1500kg for the MWB, 1670kg for the LWB mid roof manual, 1640kg for the LWB mid roof auto and LWB high roof manual and 1620kg for the LWB high roof auto.
Cab-chassis payload is 2490kg with the manual and 2460kg with the auto.
Van cargo area is 3019mm long in the MWB and 3413mm in the LWB, 1800mm wide (1366mm between the arches) and 1792mm tall in the mid roof (2014mm in the high roof). Cargo volume is 9.66, 10.97 and 12.33 cubic metres, respectively.
Gross vehicle mass is 4000kg for all vans bar the MWB, for which it’s 3800kg. It’s 4495kg in the cab-chassis.
The Deliver 9 has a turning circle of 13m in the MWB bus and van and 14.2m in the LWB van, bus and cab-chassis.
Tare weight ranges from 1950kg in the manual cab-chassis to 2320kg in the 14-seat bus.
Braked towing capacity is 2800kg across the range, while unbraked is 750kg.
In addition to a three-year, 160,000km warranty, LDV offers capped-price servicing for the first three years or 95,000km for the Deliver 9 van.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 30,000km, though there’s a service at the six-month or 5000km mark.
The total cost over these four services costs between $1895 and $1962, depending on the variant.
All 2021 LDV Deliver 9 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning and front, front-side and front curtain airbags.
Blind-spot monitoring is optional on van models.
The Deliver 9 has yet to be tested by ANCAP.
Van models come standard with the following features:
- 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay
- 4.2-inch instrument cluster display
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors (van and bus) or front parking sensors (cab-chassis)
- Front power windows
- Eight-way adjustable driver’s seat
- Eight recessed tie down points
- Non-slip entry steps
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Front fog lights (bus)
Bus and van models also include:
- LED cargo bay lighting
- Passenger’s side sliding door
- 180-degree rear barn doors
The bus also includes a power-retractable side step.
The $1500 Option Pack, available only on van models, adds:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Keyless entry and start
- 236-degree rear barn doors