By Mike Torpey on 2013-03-04 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Steed on track for
CHINESE brand Great Wall has introduced two special edition versions of its 4x4 double-cab pick-up the Steed.
Aimed at both trade and recreational users, the Steed Chrome and Tracker models cost Â£14,998 and build on the standard kit included on entry grade S variants - offering savings of at least Â£800 over the accessories bought individually.
With a recently uprated towing capacity of 2,500kg braked, and a 1,050kg maximum payload, the Steed also features a raft of exterior and cabin styling upgrades.
The Chrome model adds chrome side bars, sports bar, fog-lamp surrounds and rear lamp finishers, stainless-steel door entry guards, an over-rail bedliner, tinted windows, metallic paint and carpet floor mats.
And the rugged Steed Tracker adds the likes of special fit General Grabber all-terrain tyres, an over-rail bedliner, towbar with audible monitor, front and rear mud flaps, rubber mats and metallic paint.
Both special editions also come with 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, remote central locking, alarm, electric front and rear windows, an Alpine CD/radio with USB/MP3 and Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, air-con, heated fronted seats and leather interior.
All Steeds are powered by Great Wall's 2.0-litre 16-valve turbocharged diesel powerplant that delivers fuel economy of a Combined 34.0mpg, as well as a low-range gearbox and ‘shift on the fly' four-wheel-drive system that can be selected by the driver when the conditions become challenging.
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