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BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China

The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have signed a joint venture agreement to produce electric vehicles for Mini in China, under the company name Spotlight Automotive Limited...

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BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020
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BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020

The upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV has been confirmed for production in China from 2020, alongside the combustion-powered version. During the company's annual general meeting this week, CEO Harald Krüger confirmed BMW will extend its partnership with regional partner Brilliance Auto...


Great Wall and Haval ponder longer warranties for Australia
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Great Wall and Haval ponder longer warranties for Australia

Great Wall/Haval local management is considering market-leading warranties to convince skeptical Australians its little-known Chinese product is worth looking at. While the group has no trouble selling cars at home — about 1.07 million in 2017 — it’s still battling to break through with Australian buyers...


2019 Great Wall pickup to share Haval H9 platform
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2019 Great Wall pickup to share Haval H9 platform

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 its Chinese rival, the LDV T60 – a ute currently with more demand than supply...


Great Wall Steed cab-chassis launched, priced from $17,990
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Great Wall Steed cab-chassis launched, priced from $17,990

Great Wall has launched a single-cab-chassis version of the Steed, priced at a bargain basement $17,990 before on-roads, or $18,990 drive-away if you have an ABN. It’s been a while in the making, with the Steed dual-cab launching under factory distributorship in September 2016, priced between $24,990 and $26,990. A base version has long been necessary...


Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger
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Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger

Great Wall’s Australian reboot under a new in-house distributor hasn’t exactly been a smash success, with the two-star ANCAP-rated Steed managing just 0.2 per cent ute market share in 2017 and netting about one-tenth of its internal target...


2018 Wey P8 revealed
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2018 Wey P8 revealed

The all-new 2018 Wey P8 has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese company's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Set to go on sale in its home market of China in the first quarter of 2018, the P8 combines a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with electric motors on each axle - making for combined outputs of 250kW and 520Nm...


BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE
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BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE

Update (16 October 2017): Great Wall Motor Company has issued a statement in response to rumours of a potential tie-up with BMW. See bottom of article for details. German luxury marque BMW is looking into a business venture with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall to produce electric vehicles, according to a new report...


Jeep sale rumours denied, but Great Wall keen
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Jeep sale rumours denied, but Great Wall keen

Reports that a Chinese automaker had made an offer on the Fiat Chrysler business quickly evolved this week into a more specific discussion over the Jeep brand - but the Italian-American company says no such talks have occurred. According to industry journal Automotive News and business paper Reuters, the Chinese company behind the offer is one familiar to Australian buyers: Great Wall Motors...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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 flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating
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Great Wall Steed flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating

The budget Great Wall Steed ute has scored a shocking two stars in the latest round of ANCAP crash testing, against the 2016 ratings criteria. In response, Great Wall Motors Australia said it was disappointed, but accepted it needed to improve to meet our market's standards. The independent crash-test body gave the Chinese load carrier an overall truncated score of 16...


Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming
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Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming

Great Wall Australia is still on track to introduce a cheaper single-cab-chassis version of the Steed ute before the end of 2017. It is expected that the Steed cab-chassis will come in both 110kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel 4x4 and 100kW/205Nm 2.4-litre petrol 4x2 configurations...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year
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Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year

Chinese sister brands Haval and Great Wall may be minnows in Australia, but the company’s 2016 sales result globally is nothing to sneeze at. According to the company’s figures, it sold more than a million Haval SUVs and Great Wall utes and passenger models last year, the vast majority obviously being in China...


2017 Great Wall Steed 4x2 petrol review
Rating: 5.510 /10
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2017 Great Wall Steed 4x2 petrol review

The Great Wall Steed costs as much as a well-used HiLux. Is it a better bet?

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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia
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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...


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


2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review

Is the 2017 Great Wall Steed a great ute? Not unless you're strapped for cash...

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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...