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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

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...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!

Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Toyota Camry, Astra sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed and Matt discusses the comparison between the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza...

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

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...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 20: New i30 revealed, Great Wall Steed on sale, new Supra spied, and much more

Welcome to episode 20 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world. As always, expect shenanigans...

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)...

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

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...