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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Great Wall V200 recall : 9000 diesel utes affected

More than 9000 diesel-powered Great Wall V200 utilities have been recalled due to a fault that could cause the wiring harness to melt. Ateco Automotive, the Australian distributor for the Chinese brand, is recalling 9134 Great Wall V200 utes built between June 2011 and April 2013 powered by the 105kW/310Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine...