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.
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.
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.
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 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 total cost over this period equates to $1895.
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.
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.
LDV has only released technical specifications for the van so far.
The 2021 LDV Deliver 9 measures 5546mm long with a 3366mm wheelbase as a MWB van and 5940mm with a 3760mm wheelbase as a LWB van.
It’s 2555mm tall as a MWB mid roof, 2535mm as a LWB mid roof and 2755mm as a LWB high roof.
All Deliver 9 vans measure 2466mm wide including the mirrors.
Payload 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.
The 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.
The Deliver 9 has a turning circle of 13m in the MWB and 14.2m in the LWB.
All 2021 LDV Deliver 9 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning and, front-side and front curtain airbags. Blind-spot monitoring is optional.
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 Apple CarPlay
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Front power windows
- Eight-way adjustable driver’s seat
- Three-seat layout
- Eight recessed tie down points
- Non-slip entry steps
- LED cargo bay lighting
- Passenger’s side sliding door
- 180-degree rear barn doors
- 16-inch steel wheels
The $1500 Option Pack adds:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- 236-degree rear barn doors
In addition to a three-year, 160,000km warranty, LDV offers capped-price servicing for the first three years or 95,000km. The total cost over this period equates to $1895.