11 March 2015

New Steed gallops into Ireland

Great Wall has announced a full equipment upgrade for New Steed 4x4 double-cab pick-up. Prices are from €23,666 ex VAT and delivery related charges, writes Trish Whelan.

The Great Wall Steed gains an array of upgrades including improved galvanisation and additional rust proofing, the introduction of a Diesel Particulate Filter and a new exhaust system (Euro 5); a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System; repeater indicators incorporated into the door mirrors; a new instrument cluster, with clearer layout and premium feel. Other gains include a new foldable key, with remote central locking function; rear disc brakes replacing the previous drum brakes; a newly refined transmission; upgraded sound system, with Bluetooth, CD/USB/RDS and MP3 capability as well as improved leather upholstery - now softer and more durable.

The Steed SE also gains some further benefits like improved canopy, more substantial and modern side steps; chrome trim to rear lights to match the front daytime running lights.

Steed's extended six-year warranty comprises the 3 year / 100,000km manufacturer warranty plus a further 3 year / 100,000km powertrain extended warranty provided by Great Wall Ireland.

As well as the new six-year / 200,000km extended warranty, all Great Wall Steeds benefit from a six-year anti-perforation warranty, three-year paint warranty, and three-year roadside assistance.

Subaru say Great Wall's entry-level Steed S is the most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up with a price tag of €23,666 (excluding VAT, delivery and related charges). Features standard to all Steeds include 5, 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, remote central locking, Thatcham approved Category 1 alarm, electric front and rear windows, Bluetooth, remote audio controls, air conditioning, heated front seats and a full leather interior.

The SE Accessory Pack (hard-top canopy with roof-rails, loadliner, sidesteps, and reversing sensors), adds €2,506, plus VAT (€3,000 including VAT and VRT).

Power is from Great Wall's 2.0, turbocharged diesel powerplant that delivers a fuel economy of 30.1mpg urban: 34.0mpg combined), as well as a low-range gearbox and an on-demand, 4WD system that can be selected by the driver when the terrain becomes challenging.