Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Now Your Trusty Steed Is on Road to Success

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Now Your Trusty Steed Is on Road to Success

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GREAT Wall Motor Company is one of the most successful motor manufacturers in China and became the first Chinese brand to begin volume vehicle sales in the UK with the Steed pick-up.

On sale through a nationwide network of more than 40 Great Wall dealers, the Steed is a robust pick-up, equally adept as a workhorse or a weekend getaway vehicle.

Prices start at PS13,998 for the Steed S model, and the vehicle's newly-developed 2.0-litre, 16-valve turbocharged diesel engine achieves 34mpg economy and it has the lowest insurance ratings of any pick-up.

The Steed's chunky appearance - amplified by muscular wheel-arches and high ground clearance - signals its durability as well as its capabilities as a versatile load-lugger, both on- and off-road. Under the galvanised steel skin lies a safe and robust, rust-proofed ladder-frame chassis, strengthened and braced by reinforced middle cross-members, an impact-absorbing rear beam and a reinforced cargo bed. …

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