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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...

Great Wall V240 dual-cab cut to $20,990 driveaway

  Great Wall is offering all dual-cab models in its V-Series ute range with $2000 cash back until June 30, effectively reducing prices to as low $20,990 driveaway. The $2000 cash back offer applies to all Great Wall V200 diesel and V240 petrol dual-cab models, including 4x2 and 4x4 variants...

Great Wall to sell SUVs in US by 2015

Great Wall could become the first large-scale Chinese automotive brand to go on sale in the US after the company announced its intentions to launch in the market by 2015. Great Wall president Wang Fengying told industry journal Automotive News China she expected the Baoding-based manufacturer's SUVs to be available to US customers by the middle of the decade following further investigations into the market’s safety and emissions policies...

Great Wall to double Australian sales with four new models

A rapid product expansion is planned for Great Wall in Australia, with two all-new passenger cars arriving later this year and a further two in 2014. Local importer Ateco Automotive aims to sell 15,000 Great Wall vehicles here this year, and 20,000 annually once all four new models are introduced – almost double the 11,000 Great Walls sold in Australia in 2012...

China's Great Wall, Chery hit by 23,000-vehicle asbestos recall

Almost 24,000 low-cost Chinese vehicles produced by Chery and Great Wall have been recalled in Australia after the cars' engine and exhaust gaskets were found to contain asbestos. The recall affects approximately 21,500 Great Wall SA220, V200 and V240 utes, and X200 and X240 SUVs, as well as around 550 Chery J3 hatchbacks and 1700 J11 SUVs...

2012 Great Wall X200 automatic coming in April

Great Wall Australia will introduce its first automatic model in April when the self-shifting variant of the X200 medium SUV goes on sale. The Great Wall X200 4x4 five-speed automatic will be priced from $28,990 driveaway, making it $3000 more expensive than the six-speed manual model that first hit showrooms late last year...

Great Wall Motors: New Cars 2012

Easily the most successful Chinese manufacturer in Australia thanks to its cheap and well-equipped SUVs and utes, Great Wall is looking to expand its range with its first passenger car late in 2012. The brand is on track to sell 9000 vehicles locally in 2011 and is currently the 16th highest-seller in the country...

Great Wall X200 diesel on sale in Australia

The Great Wall X200 is now on sale in Australia, adding a diesel option to the Chinese brand’s SUV range.   The Great Wall X200 is priced from $25,990 driveaway, making it the cheapest four-wheel drive diesel in Australia (the next cheapest is the Ssangyong Korando S manual at $27,990 driveaway). The petrol-powered Great Wall X240 is $2000 cheaper at $23,990 driveaway...

Coda and Great Wall partnering to create global electric vehicles

A partnership deal between Coda and China's Great Wall Motors has been secured. The two companies hope to release electric vehicles on a global scale, and are said to be planning a Nissan LEAF rival. (Great Wall Voleex) Californian-based electric vehicle specialist, Coda, will be looking to use Great Wall car platforms as a foundation to fit its already established EV technology...