Australia’s cheapest man Mover has been shut down.
Only a limited number LDV G10 The People Movers dealer is in stock, but its van counterpart continues, although prices have risen between $ 500-526 over most of its range.
LDV said a replacement was coming for its people, though it did not provide further details. Meanwhile, it offers only 11-, 12- and 14-seater versions of its much larger Deliver 9.
In the Chinese home market, the brand known as Maxus offers movers to many people there.
In addition to the G10, it sells the G50 and G50 Plus and G90. The first two are significantly shorter, narrower MPVs, roughly the size of a Volkswagen Cady Maxi, while the G90 is closer to the G10 in size and hit the Chinese market earlier this year.
It measures 5280 mm long and 2000 mm wide on a 3200 mm wheelbase. A G10, by contrast, operates 5168 mm long, 1980 mm wide and a 3198 mm wheelbase.
The G90 also has an electric replica, called the Mifa 9, which was launched in late 2021. SAIC Motors says it plans to launch this year in markets such as Europe and the United Kingdom
The rear-wheel drive Mifa 9 has an 183kW electric motor and a 90kWh lithium-ion battery from CATL. In the liberal CLTC test cycle though the claimed range is 560km.
The G90, by contrast, uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol four-cylinder engine, combined with an ison-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission and a 48V light-hybrid system.
The total output is 172kW of power and 390Nm of torque, and it has McPherson strut front and five-link independent rear suspension.
Safety equipment for the Mifa 9 and G90 includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts, as well as front and front airbags and three-row screen bags. .
SAIC Motors says they are designed to achieve a five-star ANCAP rating.
The safety kit is a complete complement to the available items, such as a future dashboard with a head-up display, Nappa leather upholstery and three separate displays.
The new vans are a huge leap forward in technology compared to the G10, which lacks any active safety technology and doesn’t even have side airbags, just one for drivers and front passengers.
The G10 Van and People Mover range have a disappointing three-star ANCAP rating, based on tests conducted in 2015, which expire on December 31, 2022.
ANCAP previously allowed Star ratings to be applied indefinitely, but a rating introduced in 2018 requires vehicles to be re-tested under the new protocol after six years of validity expires.
The G10 has been a fairly stable seller since its launch, despite its disappointing safety credentials, although sales rose 47 percent last year to 1,064 units.
This image was seen at a significant distance from the Honda Odyssey (1143) when it moved well away from the Kia Carnival (5862).
The People’s Mover Cell has been virtually stable since the G10 arrived here in 2015.
That year, 11,946 movers were sold, down from 11,202 last year.
Kia Carnival has remained an influential player, although well-known name plates such as the Toyota Tarago and the Hyundai IMAX have been replaced and the Honda Odyssey is coming out.
A raft of low-volume models, including the Chrysler Voyager, the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, the Kia Rondo and the Ssangyong Stavic, have also been shut down.
|Years||LDV G10 People-Mover Sales|
|2022 (end of May)||216|
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