First Drive Great Wall Steed AOL Cars UK

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First Drive: Great Steed

Chinese firm Wall has been specialising in pick-ups for most of its 35-year so it makes sense that the tasked with launching the in the UK is the Steed.

Construction workers, business owners and the leisure will all be targeted with Wall’s initial foray the UK market. The Steed is already successful in Italy, the only European market Great has launched in.

It boasts an impressive and work-horse ability for a price won’t break the bank. are a Great Wall speciality the maker has five in its range, are offered in a variety of markets the world. So it certainly knows its

Parked up next to similar from one of importer IM Group’s franchises, Isuzu, the Great certainly holds its own in the looks especially with the extra attached to our test model.

on-board the road giant and one is immediately striking the Steed is In fact it feels like a American pick-up on the road. the driver and passenger’s leather are comfortable and, behind three more can sit in comfort.

Then there’s the gigantic space. Our test model had an lockable hard top and it would no issues holding your kit or jet-ski apparel with to spare.

Inside it feels a agricultural, but by that we mean to last. Plastics aren’t of the quality in terms of feel, but certainly stand the test of The dash is basic, but controls placed and the read-outs clear.

The steering certainly makes it like you’re driving a big though it’s a little and has a few turns to each lock. more, we found the gearbox to be utilitarian in feel.

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The Steed has two- and four-wheel drive and we only managed to treat it to a soft-roading, it tackled rutted paths without a sweat. The will be offered with the one engine in the UK when it arrives in quarter three. That’ll be a diesel lump that power and torque outputs to rival’s 2.5-litre units.

Producing 150bhp and around of torque, it’s estimated the will hit 60mph in 12.5 and go on to a top speed of around 100mph.

hasn’t been confirmed but our test model had air conditioning, a CD electric windows and mirrors Optional extras installed on test model included hard top for the pick-up, side chrome bull bar and a lockable all extras buyers will be to specify at dealers.

The bit that’ll really excite purchasers is the price Great plans to be aggressive here and offer the Steed for as little as That would undercut considerably.

Although a pick-up is a niche model to launch a with, we think the Steed’s got what it takes to capture the of buyers.

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