If you’ve been wondering how good the Great Wall Utes are, look no further. We’ve brought together a collection of reviews from various auto industry commentators to show that Great Wall quality, support, features and pricing all add up to one serious competitor in the utility vehicle market.
Off Road Handling
Ken Strugnell from Farm Trader tested the V200 and V240 on his farm, loaded up with his dogs (for a more realistic experience!), taking the ute down gravel tracks, up and down steep hillsides and slippery grassy slopes. He enjoyed the transition from on-road to off-road, calling it “ridiculously easy”, taking only the push of the 4WD button to active all four wheels. This can be done while “on the move”, with similar selectors for low-ratio driving.
“It is surprisingly capable off-road, with good approach and departure angles, and even though only boasting 200mm of ground clearance, it is well protected with a front bash plate guarding the sump and exhaust and drivelines tucked up out of harm’s way” – Farm Trader
Value for Money
Peter Barnwell from CarsGuide.com.au was impressed with the Great Wall V200 Diesel’s value for money. He compared it to established Japanese competitors. The great prices on Great Wall Utes mean that there is a big drop in vehicle leasing payments for businesses operating a fleet of vehicles or a one man band, trying to make ends meet.
The extra features included as standard with Great Wall Utes are simply not all available as standard on the more costly competitors. You drive away with alloy wheels, aircon, leather interior and much more for around $20k less than it would cost you to get the same specs on something like a Hilux or BT50.
“And, there’s always the price to keep in mind. The 4×4 dual cab diesel we took for a punt sells for $27,990 drive away which is tens of thousands less than an equivalent “Japanese” ute with similar spec” – CarsGuide.com.au
CarSales.com.au pointed out the 3 Year/100,000km warranty as a bonus. In New Zealand, there is also a 24 hour roadside assistance program that is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year in the unlikely event of a breakdown.
“… the Great Wall ute is covered by a three years/100,000km warranty. Plus the distributor includes roadside assistance for the full three-year term of the warranty. (Some other brands only offer free roadside assistance for the first 12 months).” – CarSales.com.au
The best way for you to find out how good a Great Wall Ute is, is to come in and take one for a no-obligation test drive. You can book one today by calling us on 0800 438 7043 or click here to book your test drive online.