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Chinese made Pick-up Truck arrived Australia


In India, the indian has Mahindra. In China, the chinese has Great Wall Motors.

On the 24th of this month, the GWM (Great Wall Motors) went on sale in Australia with 2 models. The key selling point of GWM is mainly on the pricing factor. However, GWM does builds four-wheel-drives, light and small cars. But at this stage, there is no news whether they will be exporting other models besides those Pick-up to the Aussie land.

The GWM SA220 ute is rear-drive only, the V240 ute comes in either rear-drive and 4WD. All three seat five people in a dual-cab configuration.

The GWM V240 2WD debuts as the cheapest ute in its class (the Proton Jumbuck/Arena is cheaper in Australia but also smaller and seats only two people), at $23,990 on the road. The GWM V240 four-wheel-drive price at $26,990.

While the GWM utes come packed with equipment such as power windows and mirrors, alloy wheels, leather seats, fog lights, CD player and air-conditioning. The GWM SA220 does not get any airbags nor does it get anti-lock brakes. The more expensive GWM V240 models get both.

The GWM SA220 – as the name suggests – is powered by a 2.2-litre (78kW, 190Nm) four cylinder petrol engine. The GWM V240 models get a 2.4-litre (100kW, 200Nm) version. All are matched to a five-speed manual gearbox only. Average fuel consumption is 10.8 litres per 100km for the GWM SA220 and 10.7L/100km for the V240 models.