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Since June Great Wall Motors has been doing better than most had expected. Last month the Chinese owned company sold 76 V240s and 56 SA220 twin cab utilities. Today sees the introduction of the first 4WD model from the brand.

The X240 4WD sports utility vehicle will go on sale from a low price of $23,990 drive away. Although many might suspect a cheap Chinese car to be lacking in features, the X240 4WD comes with; electric driver’s seat; leather trimmed seats, power steering, air conditioning, central locking, eight speaker CD/MP3 sound system, alloy wheels and four wheel disc brakes.

Powering the X240 is a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 100 kW (5,250 rpm) and 200 Nm of torque (2,500-3,000 rpm) mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It will drink around 10.4L/100km on the combined fuel cycle.

Although the X240 4WD comes with dual air bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic brake force distribution, going by the recent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test results, it’s two brothers only scored two out of a maximum five points.

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Like all other Great Wall Motor vehicles, a three year/100,000km warranty is standard. Colours available are white, black, silver and red. A sun roof is a $1000 option.

X 240 Technical Specifications

Drive

4×4

Vehicle curb weight                (kg)

1830

GVM                                       (kg)

2305

Axle load

Unload

Front             (kg)

970

Rear             (kg)

860

Fully load

Front             (kg)

1070

Rear             (kg)

1235

Dimensions Length           (mm)

4620

Width            (mm)

1800

Height    (mm)

1800

Wheel base   (mm)

2700

Track Front            (mm)

1515

Rear    (mm)

1520

Min. ground clearance ?full load? (mm)

?175

Min. tuning diameter               (m)

?12

Front suspension                 (mm)

850

Rear suspension                 (mm)

1070

Approach angle                     (°)

?28

Departure angle             (°)

?27.5

Power performance?
Acceleration time 0 – 100km/h                          (S) ?20
Max speed(full load)              (km/h)

160

Fuel consumption
Fuel consumption – Urban (L/100km) 13.6
Fuel consumption – Extra Urban   (L/100km)

8.5

Combined fuel consumption                                                                      (L/100km)

10.4

Braking performance?
Braking distance at initial brake speed of 50km/h                            (m)

?20.0(full load),

?19.0 (unload)

Emergency braking distance at initial speed of 50km/h                    (m)

?38.0

Noise?
External noise at acceleration      dB(A)

?74

Internal noise at constant velocity of 50km/h                          dB(A)

?79

Engine specifications

Item

Specification

Model

4G69S4N

Type

4-cylinder in-line, four-stroke, water cooled, overhead valve, Multi-point Sequential Injection

Displace                      (L)

2.378

Cylinder × stroke         (mmXmm)

87×100

Rated power/rotational speed (kW/rpm)

100/5250

Max. torque/rotational speed          (Nm/rpm)

200/2500-3000

Compression ratio

9.8:1

Tyre specifications

Tyre size

235/65 R17 104H

Rim size

5°Deep trough rim 17×7J

Pressure    (Kpa)

230

Rolling radius  (mm)

358

Steering

Type

Rack and pinion steering gear, power-steering, power-absorbing steering column

Brakes

Type Drive Dual-line vacuum Braking Systems, Anti-lock brake system
Park Mechanical
Front Ventilated disk brake
Rear Disk Brake

Suspension

Front

torsion bar spring, hydraulic shock absorber, stabilizer bar, double wishbone arm type independent suspension

Rear

Four-bar, screw spring, hydraulic shock absorber, stabilizer bar, dependent suspension

Transmission

Model

ZM001DF

Gear Ratio

1st gear

3.992

2nd gear

2.150

3rd gear

1.334

4th gear

1.000

5th gear

0.857

R gear

4.220

H gear

1.000

L gear

2.480