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Great Wall Steed (2013 onwards)

Model: Wall Steed Chrome + VAT

Body style: double cab

Engine: 2.0-litre 16v turbocharged 143hp @ 4,000rpm, 225lb ft

Transmission: six-speed manual, drive

Efficiency: 34.0mpg, CO2

What is it?

The chances are you may not have of Great Wall. Indeed, you may seen a Great Wall on the road without even It’s a relatively unremarkable double cab pick-up that pass for any one of its key Japanese rivals.

But let its relative anonymity fool the Great Wall Steed is a vehicle and one of the most surprising new we’ve tested this

Whichever way you look at it, the Great Steed offers tremendous for money

What you’re at is the first Chinese car to be sold in And as first attempts go, the Great Steed is a mighty fine On the evidence of the Steed, it won’t be before the Chinese are fighting to shoulder with the European and manufacturers.

Great Wall will tell you that it has manufactured the pick-up in China every since 1998, but it’s to enjoy quite as much in the UK. Not yet anyway. And that’s because the of the Toyota Hilux, Nissan and Mitsubishi L200 are ingrained in commercial vehicle culture.

To a foothold in the UK, Great Wall is a canny set of cards – low prices, specification and a decent warranty Three potential aces in a competitive sector.

Prices from just £13,998 VAT for the Steed S, rising to £15,998 for the SE, which boasts, among things, a body-coloured hardtop. We the limited edition Steed which features – as you might – a number of chrome cosmetic tinted windows and metallic It costs £14,998 plus

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith | Motoring

Where does it fit?

At prices, the Great Wall significantly undercuts its rivals, itself as the value choice for cab pick-up owners. Even in its form, the Steed S offers air keyless entry, front and electric windows, 16-inch wheels, steering wheel controls, Alpine radio/CD with USB connectivity, Bluetooth and heated leather front

Significantly, the Steed also a switchable high- or low-range drive system, which can be on the move.

Whichever way you look at it, the Wall Steed offers value for money. But there are one or two

Is it for you?

The light steering it easy to drive and the high position provides a commanding of the road ahead

It will no suit a farmer or tradesman, its 1,050kg payload and 2,500kg towing capacity making it suitable for a role as a local But it shouldn’t be ruled out as a potential vehicle, with equestrian and outdoor sports fanatics in its sizeable load bed, cabin and high specification.

Braithwaite-Smith | Motoring Research

does it do well?

This is a section to complete. Not because the Wall Steed doesn’t do well – far from it in fact – just that it’s so adequate in just about it sets out to do. And don’t think damning the Steed with praise; we are genuinely impressed how well the pick-up performed.

If a double cab pick-up can be good the Great Wall Steed is. And you can’t ignore the specification – we expect to find heated and Bluetooth connectivity.

But perhaps the shock is that the Great Steed isn’t awful to Our week-long test consisted of a round trip of motorway a journey to a safari park and urban crawls. And in each the Great Wall performed fuss or drama.

The light makes it easy to drive and the seating position provides a view of the road ahead. As we it’s perfectly adequate and deliver no surprises to anyone with driving the more pick-ups on the market.

What it do well?

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As you’d expect, are one or two compromises you have to accept your sub £14k double cab Starting with the interior, the leather was already showing signs of wear after 3,000 miles of use. there was the plastic coating on the airbag panel, which was to peel.

The Steed is easy to drive and doesn’t feel like a relation to its closest rivals

We found patches of the metallic where the lacquer was starting to away. After a few years it outside, we suspect that the Wall Steed could be decidedly worse for wear.

worthy of note is the 1990s-style CD/radio which, while good on paper, boasts a of tiny buttons, which are impossible to use safely when on the And the USB port isn’t compatible an iPod or iPhone without the use of an cable (sold separately).

in the lethargic air conditioning unit and a motor that clicked time the wipers cleared the and you begin to discover where the savings have been

But these are minor niggles some of our complaints about the on-road manners. The 2.0-litre engine feels unrefined by standards, with only a amount of wind and road managing to drown out a boomy

And while the Steed is perfectly to ‘mix it’ with traffic, once you discover how the brakes feel, you may think about trying to keep up that salesman in his Audi A4.

Braithwaite-Smith | Motoring Research

is it like to live with?

We enjoyed our week with the Wall and could easily see it a trusty. ahem. Steed for tradesmen and even lifestyle

It’s easy to drive and doesn’t feel like a relation to its closest rivals. one of these as your weekday and you may not need a second car for weekends. In drive mode, the Steed tackled some light albeit in a decidedly agricultural

One thing to consider is the fact the Steed hasn’t been by Euro NCAP, so there’s no how well it would perform in an Great Wall points to the airbags, ABS brakes and electronic force distribution as key selling but stability control isn’t

How green is it?

The Steed is at its most when it’s at its most

Great Wall claims the will return 34.0mpg on a cycle, but in reality you’re likely to see figures in the high That’s because in general, the will either be completing journeys or carrying a heavy And even when empty, you to push the diesel engine hard, denting your of meeting Great Wall’s economy figures.

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