Local Media ReviewsRead what the experts say about the Great Wall Steed
Chinese automotive giant Great Wall is relaunching in New Zealand with an updated one-tonne ute, and a European-influenced Haval H6 medium-sized SUV. The company is taking direct control of the distribution of its vehicles here and in Australia, and is using both competitive markets to help refine its models.read more
There’s no real controversy about the ute itself, which is what it is: a budget pickup that’s a bit old-tech, with the price to match. It’s back with a new name and new face, but the basic premise is the same. The Great Wall Steed, as it’s now called, has new frontal styling with a monster chrome grille, a new rear and redesigned interior. The extra bits make it 305mm longer, including 155mm in the tray.read more
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2019 Great Wall pickup to share Haval H9 platform MEDIA NEWS By Mike Costello Great Wall hasn’t exactly hit its straps in Australia since it re-launching with factory distribution. The Steed ute range scored poorly in crash tests, and hasn’t racked up sales to match...read more
2016 STEED REVIEW MEDIA REVIEW By James Kelly Great Wall is probably the best known of the budget priced utes currently on the market in Australia. The brand has a bit of history Down Under and this is really something of a second coming. Like the majority of Great...read more
REMEMBER when we laughed up our sleeves at Kia and Hyundai a couple of decades ago? They’re now well established in the Australian market and Great Wall is hoping for a similar story with its utes and Haval SUVs. It’s not an easy battle for the brand that has taken a few knocks here with reports of poor customer experiences in reliability and after-sales service.read more
The Great Wall Steed won’t revolutionise the budget dual-cab ute market, but offers sharp $24,990 drive-away pricing and a solid features list. The fact that the brand is a familiar one to Aussie buyers won’t hurt the Chinese ute either.read more
This ute knows its place. It’s a worker, a tool of the trade, priced to please accountants but equipped to keep workers happy. It’s got it’s work cut out, if it’s to make a mark against the likes of Navara, HiLux, D-Max et al, in such a tough sector.read more
After a short break to sort out a few problems, Great Wall is back in Australia and keen to reinvent itself. It’s doing so via a heavily facelifted version of the V240 twin-cab ute that was on sale previously. This time, though, it’s called the Steed, and the way it’s priced (higher) and packaged (much better), Great Wall appears to want to shake off the cheap Chinese legacy.read more
There’s no doubting that the new Steed is an evolution from the previous model Great Wall ute, but much more up-to-date. The Great Wall Steed will continue to attract buyers, in the first instance, with a value-for-money story. The base petrol 4×2 dual cab ute starts at $26,990. There are also two diesel variants, one in 4×2 and the other 4×4.read more
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*All prices are RRP Inc. GST + on road costs. No charge for Metallic paint . STEED DUAL CAB DIESEL UPGRADE – purchase a 4x2 Petrol and receive a free upgrade to 4x2 Diesel. Purchase a 4x4 Petrol and receive a free upgrade to 4x4 Diesel. Offers valid for new and demonstrator vehicles ordered and delivered by 30/6/18 or whilst stocks last. E&OE.