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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...

2011 Great Wall V200 diesel on sale in Australia

The first Great Wall diesel vehicle has gone on sale in Australia, with the arrival of the Great Wall V200 4x2 dual-cab ute in local showrooms. The new V200 4x2 dual-cab joins the petrol-powered V240 in the Chinese brand’s light commercial range. A 4x4 variant is “coming soon” according to Great Wall’s public website, while a single-cab V200 variant is expected sometime after that...

2010 Great Wall X240 recalled in Australia

The Great Wall X240 has been recalled in Australia over an issue with the brake pipe. A total of 922 X240 SUVs produced in China in 2010 and sold locally are affected by the recall. The official recall notice published on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) website explains: “On some X240 vehicles it is possible that the lower section of the steering column may come into contact with the front-right hydraulic brake pipe due to the small clearance between the two...

2011 Great Wall X240, V240 upgrades for Australia

The Great Wall X240 SUV and V240 Dual Cab ute have been updated in Australia to offer refreshed styling, enhanced standard equipment and revised pricing. Revealed on the Chinese’s brand’s website, the new X240 benefits from a new front-end design that appears to draw inspiration from the Mazda CX-7...

Great Wall Motors small car coming in Q4, mid-year upgrades for V240, X240

Great Wall Motors Australia will take the step into the passenger vehicle market in 2011 with a small car planned for launch in the fourth quarter, following a complete makeover of its SUV and light commercial vehicle ranges around the middle of the year...

Great Wall SA220 sales crash

Only after being on sale for one year, Ateco Motors, Australian importer of Great Wall cars, has removed the SA220 dual cab ute from the current Great Wall lineup. The entry-level twin cab didn't quite meet the expectations of Ateco even with a competitive $19,990 price tag...

2010 Great Wall V240 single cab on sale in Australia

Following the launch of the Great Wall V240 dual cab in Australia around 12 months ago, the Chinese brand’s importer and distributor Ateco Automotive has announced the introduction of the Great Wall V240 single cab utility. Available in both 4x2 and 4x4 modes, the four-cylinder 2.4-litre petrol V240 is available only with a five-speed manual transmission...

Great Wall X240 receives four stars ANCAP

Since Great Wall made its appearance in the Australian Car Market in 2009, the car maker has been praised for its low priced range while being criticized for its lack of focus on safety. Initial models released onto our roads failed to have such basic safety features as ABS brakes and even Airbags...

Great Wall Tengyi C30 sedan designed for Europe

China’s Great Wall Motor Co will take another step closer to European invasion next week when it unveils the Great Wall Tengyi C30 at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new sedan has been specifically designed to meet European emissions and safety standards with the view to sell it in European and domestic markets...

Great Wall Motors earns European WVTA

Great Wall Motors has become the first independent Chinese vehicle manufacturer to earn European Whole of Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) from the UK-based Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). Four Great Wall designs received approval including two variants currently on sale in Australia: the V240 ute and the X240 SUV...

Great Wall Motors X240 4WD Review

Since June Great Wall Motors has been doing better than most had expected. Last month the Chinese owned company sold 76 V240s and 56 SA220 twin cab utilities. Today sees the introduction of the first 4WD model from the brand. The X240 4WD sports utility vehicle will go on sale from a low price of $23,990 drive away...