Great Wall Ute Radio Review

Great Wall UteLike a lot of areas in the automotive segment, Chines cars have started to make inroads. The Ute segment is no exception and manufacturers like LDV and Great Wall are available in Australia. David Brown has spent a week in a Great Wall Ute.

The great Wall large dual cab ute has a starting price of $26,000 plus on roads that’s a few thousand dollars below  the small mid spec Corolla.

It looks quite contemporary, there’s some bright colours, goes OK, but lacks features.  Only in manual, only two-wheel drive, no reversing camera, not the roomiest cabin and few of the latest safety features.

It’s easy to say then spend an extra $10,000 to $20,000 on Navara or Colorado or go the whole hog and spent nearly 3 times the price on the top line Ford Ranger.  But they are vehicles with a different approach.

The Great Wall is a value for money, family ute nothing less nothing more.

About David Brown 428 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto