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Great Wall preparing 500Nm diesel engine for new ute

Great Wall hasn't given its new ute a name yet, but it's already preparing a pair of pumped-up engines for power-hungry buyers. The new Pickup, as it’s currently known by Great Wall, will be available with petrol and diesel power, the former making 120kW and 360Nm, the latter offering 145kW and between 380Nm and 400Nm of torque...

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Great Wall: High-grade ute variant to offer just 500kg payload
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Great Wall: High-grade ute variant to offer just 500kg payload

High-spec versions of Great Wall’s new ute will land in Australia with a payload rating almost 500kg less than the established players offer, thanks to its new five-link rear suspension. Launched in Shanghai, the new ute carries bears the hefty weight of expectation from head office...


Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line
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Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line

Great Wall is talking a big game with its new ute, boldly claiming it'll sit with the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger as a top-three selling mid-sized ute globally, but its pricing Down Under will be a closer match for the Ssangyong Musso. The mid-range 'Passenger' version of the as-yet unnamed ute will be priced at around $35,000 with an automatic transmission, diesel, and four-wheel drive according to Haval Australia managing director, Koma Li...


Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under
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Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under

The first electric ute in Australia could come from China, with Great Wall confirming the pure-electric version of its new ute was "always" in its plans. Timing hasn't been confirmed, but Haval Australia's managing director Koma Li says Great Wall will take the as-yet unnamed electric pickup despite of our market's reticence to adopt battery-powered vehicles...


Great Wall's new ute revealed with sights set on Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger
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Great Wall's new ute revealed with sights set on Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger

Great Wall wants to scale heights no Chinese brand has before, setting its sights on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux with its all-new dual-cab ute. UPDATE: The story has been updated with details about towing capacity and more detailed power outputs, following clarification from Great Wall...


Haval preparing marketing-led makeover Down Under
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Haval preparing marketing-led makeover Down Under

Haval is moving away from price-led marketing, as it pushes to reposition itself in the crowded Australian market. Don't expect to see slogans like "luxury you don't have to sell the house for" going forward. Rather than parroting drive-away prices, the brand is keen to shine a light on the global engineering talent behind its products...


Great Wall: New ute still 12-18 months away for Australia
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Great Wall: New ute still 12-18 months away for Australia

Great Wall’s tougher new ute is ready for a full reveal next week, but it won’t be touching down in Australia until more than a year after launch. The new dual-cab, which will eventually take over from the Steed, will be offered in both ‘Urban’ and ‘Adventure’ guises when it launches...


Haval: Next-generation SUV range not due until 2021
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Haval: Next-generation SUV range not due until 2021

Haval is weighing its future SUV plans in Australia, as it prepares for a new wave of right-hand drive product arriving from China in 2021. The current H2, H6 and H9 line-up looks likely to be bolstered by some combination of the F7, coupe-style F7X, and H6 model ranges currently offered in China...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute's interior revealed
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute's interior revealed

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...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute outed, 500km electric model confirmed
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute outed, 500km electric model confirmed

Great Wall Motors will launch its first pure-electric dual-cab ute complete with 500km of range, and the Australian arm has its "hands up for it". Speaking with CarAdvice today, a Great Wall spokesperson said the company thinks "the Australian market is ready" for a fully-electric dual-cab ute...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute to get Australian 'off-road adventure' model
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute to get Australian 'off-road adventure' model

Great Wall has confirmed its next-generation ute will get a special "off-road adventure" configuration for the Australian and New Zealand market. Shown here in Australia and New Zealand specific patent drawings from Great Wall, the ute will be offered in four configurations in its home market: dual-cab with a choice of long- and short wheelbase, single-cab, and the special "off-road adventure" model pictured...


Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute
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Great Wall announces drive-away pricing for Steed ute

Great Wall has announced sharp drive-away pricing offers for its Steed ute as part of its 2018 Plate Clearance promotions. Until December 31, the Steed dual-cab 4x2 petrol is being advertised from $19,990 drive-away (normally $25,990 before on-road costs) – making it the most affordable new dual-cab ute on sale in Australia...


BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China
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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. Along with the upcoming electric Mini models, the joint venture will also produce EVs for Great Wall, with the facility to be located in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, north of Shanghai...


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...


Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report
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Next-gen Mini models could share platform with Great Wall - report

BMW is reportedly considering basing the next-generation of Mini models on a platform co-developed with China's Great Wall Motors. Among a report in Automobile about product predictions relayed by unnamed sources, the most interesting revelation is the claim BMW is in discussions with Great Wall regarding a co-developed platform...


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...