GWM is looking upmarket with the cabin in the city-focused version of its next-generation dual-cab challenger. We also know the car will be offered in 'Urban' and 'Adventure' guises.
Great Wall has continued to the gradual drip-feed of details about its upcoming replacement for the Steed dual-cab, revealing its upmarket interior. There's quilted leather in there, for crying out loud.
The cabin you see here won't feature in the rough and tumble Adventure model revealed last week. Instead, the luxurious-looking finish pictured will be reserved for the 'Urban' model.
There's quilted leather trim on the seats and doors, contrast stitching, two-tone trim on the dashboard, and a freshly-designed deep-dish steering wheel. It certainly looks pretty tidy, although we'll have to poke and prod before handing down final judgement.
Infotainment is handled by a 9.0-inch touchscreen sitting flush in the dash. The software looks fresh, too, although no details have been provided about what's driving the system.
Speaking of which, we've received our first crumb of information about the new ute's powertrain. A ZF automatic will be offered on the Urban, complete with a choice of drive modes and a proper 4Low setting.
As for the engine? That remains a mystery, although we understand it'll be a version of the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit briefly used in the H9 before being shelved.
That means we can expect outputs of at least 140kW/440Nm. A pure-electric model is also being readied, complete with 500km of range.
“The next generation ute has been developed to meet consumer expectations of high levels of interior comfort, serious off-road capabilities and be a multi-purpose family vehicle,” said Bill Soo, national marketing manager for Great Wall Australia and New Zealand.