Great Wall’s local arm has announced that its new dual cab ute range, due here in October, is going to be called the Steed.
The Great Wall Steed will replace the old V200 and V240 models.
Great Wall Motors Australia (GWMA) managing director Parker Shi said the decision to go with the Steed nameplate was unanimous with the local team.
“In its home country, the Great Wall ute is called Wingle, which translates to ‘horse’. That’s why it has been called the Steed in the United Kingdom and why we have chosen that name,” Shi said.
“With its tough, rugged durability, we’re confident the Great Wall Steed will become a new best friend for many Australian farmers and tradesmen.”
The Steed range will comprise of three dual cab variants, including a 4×4 diesel, 4×2 diesel and 4×2 petrol. Standard safety features will include ESP and six airbags as standard on all three models.
The top spec Steed dual cab ute will be a 4×4 turbo diesel matched to a six-speed manual transmission, with a Borg-Warner torque on demand intelligent four-wheel drive system and Eaton differential lock.
Great Wall Motors Australia will be headquartered in Melbourne, sharing offices with it’s sister company HAVAL Motors Australia. It will officially take over the local sales and distribution of Great Wall vehicles on July 1 this year.