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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...

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Great Wall damaged "brand China" in Australia, former distributor says
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Great Wall damaged "brand China" in Australia, former distributor says

The boss of Australia’s primary importer of Chinese vehicles, Ateco automotive, says commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV and its parent company SAIC are worlds apart from the likes of Great Wall, which damaged the reputation of Chinese vehicles in Australia...


2017 Great Wall Steed Review
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Great Wall is back, with the new Steed dual-cab ute. Should tradies and farmers on a budget kick the tyres?

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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs
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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs

Great Wall is back from the dead, but not quite as we know it. The Chinese company relaunched its brand here this week, with a new-generation budget ute called the Steed, this time imported by a big-money in-house distributor. The Great Wall Steed is now a dual-cab only offering designed to tackle the Foton Tunland, but also lure buyers who either can’t or won’t buy a Mitsubishi Triton or Isuzu D-Max (or any other product from the established big players)...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Great Wall Steed utes have arrived in Australia
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Great Wall Steed utes have arrived in Australia

The first shipment of Great Wall Steed utes has arrived in Australia ahead of the brand’s formal return to the market on September 5. The Chinese brand has confirmed it will launch with a three-model range with one-tonne payloads, all sporting a dual-cab body-style in either 4x4 diesel, 4x2 diesel and 4x2 petrol configurations...


Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed
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Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed

Great Wall Motors has announced its new ute model, arriving in Australia this October, will be called the Steed. The new Great Wall Steed will thereby replace the old V200 and V240 models, and adopt the badge that has been used in the UK for some time. Great Wall Motors Australia (GWMA) managing director Parker Shi said the decision to go with the Steed nameplate was unanimous with the local team...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Great Wall 'quietly confident' Australian return will be a successful one
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Great Wall 'quietly confident' Australian return will be a successful one

Great Wall Motor’s new Australian distributor is “quietly confident” that it will hit the ground running when it relaunches here around October, saying there is a lot of good will out there from its sizeable existing customer base...


Great Wall utes returning to Australia
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Great Wall utes returning to Australia

Great Wall Motor Company will return to Australia in October this year with a new ute model and a rejuvenated dealer network. The Chinese company announced today its plan to make a return to Australia — one of its key markets outside the homeland — as a full in-house national distribution network run alongside sister brand Haval, headquartered in Melbourne...


2016 Great Wall New Cars
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2016 Great Wall New Cars

Great Wall remains in limbo in Australia as Chinese parent company Great Wall Motors and Australian distributor Ateco Automotive continue to wrestle over the brand. Ateco wants to be rid of the stalled brand but wants compensation from Great Wall Motors for being forced to give it up, while the parent company – which recently launched the Haval brand in our market – wants to take over local distribution rights but doesn’t want to hand over big cash to Ateco...


More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report
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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report

A report today indicates that Volkswagen is considering a tie-up with Chinese car maker Great Wall in order to produce a budget car. Manager Magazin believes that Volkswagen is looking for ways to produce a budget car primarily aimed at the Chinese market. One scenario involves Volkswagen co-operating with Great Wall on just such a project, with the German conglomerate possibly taking a financial stake in Great Wall...


Great Wall's Australian future still up in the air as dispute continues
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Great Wall's Australian future still up in the air as dispute continues

The future of Australia’s first and best-selling Chinese vehicle brand, Great Wall, remains up in the air as the long-running dispute between the car maker and its local distributor continues. Sales of Great Wall’s V-Series utes and X-series SUVs have ground to a halt in recent months...


Great Wall Motors "a work in progress" in Australia
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Great Wall Motors "a work in progress" in Australia

Chinese-based ute and SUV manufacturer Great Wall Motors is set to shift away from its current importer and distributor, Ateco Automotive, as it takes local control of its own fortunes, as well as those of sub-entity Haval in Australia. Since 2009, Great Wall Motors vehicles have been brought in through Ateco and sold through a network of 80 dealers around the country...


Foton overtakes Great Wall in Chinese sales battle
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Foton overtakes Great Wall in Chinese sales battle

  This is the week where Australia’s monthly new car sales are released, and while most eyes are elsewhere, a battle for supremacy of a different kind is being waged.  The battle in question is between a pair of fledgling Chinese brands. In the blue corner we have the established champion Great Wall, to this point the only one out of several Chinese contenders that has made any headway locally...


Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now
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Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now

The Australian importer for Chinese budget commercial maker Great Wall says safety is important to the brand, but concedes any scope to improve the ANCAP rating of its ute range is limited until all-new models arrive further down the track.   Earlier this week, Australian safety tester ANCAP awarded the Great Wall V200 ute three-stars and criticised not just its Chinese maker, but safety regulations on light commercials in general...


Jeep Patriot gets ANCAP five-star rating, Great Wall under-performs with three
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Jeep Patriot gets ANCAP five-star rating, Great Wall under-performs with three

The Jeep Patriot has become only the second model from the American off-road specialist to get the almost requisite ANCAP five-star rating, following in the wheel-tracks of the new Cherokee. But struggling Chinese company Great Wall has again picked up a sub-par score, with its V200 diesel ute managing only three stars in a class increasingly focused on safety...


Great Wall's Australian expansion on hold indefinitely
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Great Wall's Australian expansion on hold indefinitely

Great Wall’s Australian expansion is on hold indefinitely, with the local distributor of the Chinese brand putting the brakes on the H6 and all other potential new models. Great Wall importer Ateco Automotive initially planned to launch the mid-sized H6 SUV late last year, but spokesman Daniel Cotterill said an unsatisfactory business case meant the model was off the local division’s agenda at least in the short term...