LDV may be relatively new in Australia, yet they are part of SAIC, the biggest auto manufacturer in China. A Fortune Global 500 company, SAIC is the 41st largest. Around since the 1940s, in 2009 SAIC acquired the commercial vehicles division of British Motor Corporation, which included LDV. In 2016 SAIC manufactured over 6 million vehicles. In 2015 Forbes magazine ranked them the 10th largest auto company in the world. They’ve also produced cars under joint ventures with General Motors and Volkswagen.
That’s a lot of vehicles made, sold, and driven out the door. It’s safe to say they know their stuff when it comes to cars.