LDV is one of the oldest automotive companies in the world.
Our first vehicle in 1896 was a revolutionary 1.5-tonne, steam-powered van before a series of mergers with other stalwarts of the British automotive industry saw us morph into Leyland DAF in 1987.
It was here we cemented our status as one of Europe's sales successes, and the commercial fleet choice of the Royal Mail, the National Grid electricity company, and various UK emergency services.
LDV joined the SAIC Motor family in 2010, when the latter acquired the commercial vehicles division of the British Motor Corporation, which included the LDV brand.
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (formerly Shanghai Automobile and Industrial Corporation) is the largest automotive manufacturer in China. A Fortune Global 500 company, SAIC Motor sells over 5 million vehicles annually and has exclusive brands including LDV, Maxus, MG and Roewe.
It has also formed joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors. Products produced by SAIC Motor joint venture companies are sold under other marques including Buick, Chevrolet, Iveco, Skoda and Volkswagen.
Imported into Australia since 2014 by Australia's largest independent automotive distributor, LDV has diversified further into additional commercial vehicles and passenger cars, including the T60 MAX dual cab ute and D90 7-seat family SUV.
LDV has now introduced a range of pure-electric vehicles including the eT60, Australia’s first pure electric dual cab ute, the eDeliver 9 pure electric large van, and the MIFA 9 full-sized luxury electric people mover.
With a focus on safety, space and value-for-money, LDV continues to innovate with cutting-edge technologies and developments to deliver safe, highly-specified and value-for-money vehicles.