Since Great Wall made its appearance in the Australian Car Market in 2009, the car maker has been praised for its low priced range while being criticized for its lack of focus on safety.
Initial models released onto our roads failed to have such basic safety features as ABS brakes and even Airbags. ANCAP test results reflected this with initial models failing to achieve over a two star safety rating (five stars being maximum).
These poor results are simply not heard of in a time where basic hatchbacks are rating four stars and above, leaving customers faced with a range of ‘Great’ price vehicles with not so ‘Great’ safety standards.
Nonetheless buyers can now have more confidence walking into their local Great Wall dealer with the announcement of an impressive four star safety rating for their latest Great Wall X240 SUV.
These results are a testament to the X240’s safety features which include Front Airbags, ABS and EBD. With other standard equipment including an 8 speaker stereo, Leather seats, Auto climate control and Alloy wheels, the X240 is a well rounded package.
And the price? Just $23,990 (Yes, I had to double check this too!)
Great Wall’s competitive pricing now matched with its new focus on safety could see the Chinese car maker become a real emerging force on the Australian Car Market in 2010.
The results put the X240 on the same safety rating as the Toyota Camry Hybrid!