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September 9th 2016- Great Wall Steed redefines value with new Dual Cab Ute from $24,990 driveaway

Great Wall has launched a new Dual Cab Ute offering outstanding levels of performance, value and comfort.

  • Choice of diesel or petrol powertrains
  • Six airbags / ESP standard on all models
  • Genuine one-tonne payload
  • High creature comfort levels

Great Wall Motors return to Australia is complete with the launch of the all-new Steed Dual Cab Ute. It draws on a history that has made the Great Wall brand the best-selling ute in the world’s largest automotive market for the past 18 years.

Featuring new levels of styling, performance and comfort, the all-new Steed represents a new benchmark for the Chinese manufacturing powerhouse with a reputation for toughness and reliability.

“The new Steed is the ute Australian farmers and tradies have been looking for,” said Great Wall Motors Australia General Manager Tony Carraturo.

“It represents a great combination of form and function that offers outstanding value for money. The long list of standard features – including ESP and six airbags – gives us confidence Great Wall will once again be a hit with customers in the light commercial vehicle sector wanting a great value one-tonne ute.

“Australians are renowned for recognising a great value proposition when they see it, and we are confident the new Great Wall Steed will strike a chord that resonates around the country,” said Carraturo.

Line-up and driveaway pricing

The Great Wall Steed will launch with a three-model line-up, offering customers a choice of petrol and diesel engines with 4×2 and 4×4 powertrains.

Great Wall Steed Dual Cab Petrol 4×2 – $24,990 driveaway

Great Wall Steed Dual Cab Diesel 4×2 – $26,990 driveaway

Great Wall Steed Dual Cab Diesel 4×4 – $29,990 driveaway

The Great Wall Steed range will consist of one single specification, delivering high levels of safety and comfort on all models.

Key Features

Steed Dual Cab Petrol 4×2

  • 2.4-litre multi-point fuel injection engine (4G69S4N)
  • Euro V emissions
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 235/70 R16 tyres
  • Full-size spare wheel (steel)
  • Halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Comfort-Tek seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped gear  knob
  • Heated front seats
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted buttons
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto wipers
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Color-coded side mirrors with demister
  • Six airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags
  • Bosch V9.0 ESP
  • Hill-Start Assist Control
  • Automatic windows
  • Six-speaker sound system with CD/AM/FM/MP5/USB/AUX
  • Hands-free Bluetooth phone control with audio
  • 3-point rear centre seat belt
  • Side steps
  • Stainless steel sports bar
  • Cargo bed liner
  • Rear parking sensors

Steed Dual Cab Diesel 4×2 (As above, plus)

  • 2.0-litre direct injection turbo-diesel engine (GW4D20B)
  • Euro V emissions
  • 6-speed manual transmission

Steed Dual Cab Diesel 4×4 (As above, plus)

  • Intelligent 4WD with BorgWarner transfer case

The new Great Wall Steed Dual Cab Ute boasts a tough new exterior design, dominated by a new large chrome grille. Integrated with new headlamps, daytime running lamps and chrome brightwork, the Steed represents a clear evolution from the last Great Wall ute launched in Australia.

The new Great Wall is 305mm longer than its predecessor and 30mm higher. The rear tub is now 155mm longer, while a new front grille design adds a further 150mm to the front of the car.
Standard exterior features include side steps, a stainless steel sports bar, mirror-mounted indicators, daytime running lamps and 16-inch alloy rims.

Inside, the new ute is packed with creature comforts designed to delight drivers and passengers alike.

The list of standard features is long, including heated seats, powered driver’s seat (6-way), cruise control with steering wheel controls, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, stainless steel scuff plates and climate control air-conditioning.

The new comes standard with six airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags as well as Bosch V9.0 Electronic Stability Program, including ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, and Hill-start Assist Control. It is also one of the few on the market that comes standard with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Mandatory on passenger vehicles sold in the USA and EU, TPMS provides the driver with instant warnings of abnormal tyre pressures. Safety experts believe incorrectly inflated tyres are responsible for numerous accidents.

In addition, running correct pressures reduces tyre damage, extends tyre service life and ensures optimum fuel economy.

POWERTRAIN

The 2016 Great Wall Steed offers two proven powertrain choices upgraded to achieve Euro V emissions compliance: a fuel-injected 2.4-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre common rail turbo-diesel.

The powerful turbo-diesel produces a healthy 110 kilowatts of power arriving at 4000 rpm and a user-friendly 310 Newton-metres of torque available from 1800-2800 rpm.

Matched to a six-speed manual transmission, the Euro V-compliant turbo-diesel Steed delivers good fuel economy of 9.0 litres per 100km and a range of more than 800 kilometres.

The engine’s torque delivery has been tuned to deliver greater responsiveness, faster torque delivery and better acceleration feel.

The turbo-diesel is available in 4×2 and 4×4.

For customers who prefer petrol, the Steed is available with a 2.4-litre multi-point fuel injection engine, delivering 100kW and 205Nm. Matched with a five-speed manual transmission, the petrol is available only in 4×2.

Both engines are built to help the new Great Wall Steed Dual Cab tackle Australian conditions and become the trade tool of choice for Australian farmers and tradespeople.

The Steed boasts a payload of 1010kg and a braked towing capacity of 2000kg and comes standard with four heavy duty tie-down points in the lined tub.

PAINT COLOURS

The new Steed range is available in five colours, all of which are available at no extra charge:

  • Pure White
  • Titanium
  • Ebony
  • Arizona
  • Sleek Silver

SERVICING AND WARRANTY

The new Steed range comes with a comprehensive 3-year / 100,000km warranty and three years’ free roadside assistance available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
With a national dealer network of 40 dealers, Great Wall customers can expect new levels of servicing and spare parts service