The Great Wall Steed, the UK’s most affordable 4×4 double-cab pick up, has just become even more appealing to trade and recreational users alike with the introduction of two special edition models – the ‘Steed Chrome’ and ‘Steed Tracker’. Both special editions go on sale in March.
Building on the impressive array of standard equipment found on the entry-level Steed S, both models represent outstanding value for money, offering savings of at least £800 over the accessories purchased individually.
The Steed’s recently uprated towing capacity of 2,500kg (braked) and a 1,050kg maximum payload make it the ideal load-lugger both off-road and on it.
Featuring a host of interior and exterior styling upgrades, the Steed Chrome is ideal for the jobbing tradesman wanting to stand out from the crowd, and for the increasing number of trade users who also use their vehicle at the weekends. In addition to the standard Steed S equipment list, it adds chrome side bars and sports bars, chrome fog-lamp surrounds, chrome rear-lamp finishers, stainless-steel door entry guards, an over-rail bedliner, tinted windows, metallic paint and carpet floor mats.
Meanwhile, the rugged Steed Tracker promises to be the perfect outdoor companion, with additional equipment including special fit General Grabber All-Terrain Tyres, an over-rail bedliner, a towbar with audible monitor, front and rear mud flaps, rubber mats and metallic paint.
Both special editions also come with the wealth of standard features that are fitted to the Steed S, including 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, remote central locking, a Thatcham-approved Category 1 alarm, electric front and rear windows, an Alpine CD/radio with USB/MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, air-conditioning, heated fronted seats and a full leather interior.
“Since it was launched last year, the Steed has always represented outstanding value for money both to buy and own, and the introduction of these two special editions underlines the vehicle’s status as Britain’s best-value double-cab pick-up,” comments Hadyn Davies of Great Wall Motor UK. “The Chrome and Tracker have been created to suit a variety of Great Wall customers. The Chrome will appeal to the individual or small business looking for a pick-up with real visual impact, while the Tracker is a dedicated workhorse with a host of rugged and robust additional features,” he concludes.
All Steeds are powered by Great Wall’s 2.0-litre 16-valve turbocharged diesel powerplant that delivers fuel economy of 34.0 mpg (combined), as well as a low-range gearbox and a ‘shift on the fly’ four-wheel-drive system that can be selected by the driver when the terrain becomes challenging.