The Great Wall is back with a new mission to fascinate those who look for commercial pickups with decent pricing. The new 2017 Great Wall Steed seems to be a great choice for those who cannot stretch to popular pickups like Isuzu D-Max or Mitsubishi Triton.
The biggest question here is that whether the segment of light-duty affordable pickups is full of potential as it was when Great Wall first debuted in this realm back in 2009. But on the other hand, the company must have done some research on the market reach before presenting this new 2017 Steed.
Enough of the scepticism, this new 2017 model comes with significant improvements which start right from its exterior body. The company has also made improvements on performance and for a pickup truck with such low pricing; this 2017 Steed is definitely worth checking out.
2017 Great Wall Steed – Fresh New Look Promised
This 2017 Steed has definitely graduated in styling as it wears an excellent cosmetic makeover. The front fascia is dominated by a large grille that boasts of aggressive chrome accents. The headlights have been aerodynamically redesigned and subtle curves are incorporated into the hood. Adding more aggressiveness and sporty nature are the roof rails and tub-liner which all come standard.
Suspension & Brakes
- Front Suspension – Double acting hydraulic shock absorber, Torsion bar, double wishbone
- Rear Suspension – Double acting hydraulic shock absorber, leaf spring type
- Front Brakes – Disc, ventilated
- Rear Brakes – Disc
- Front Track – 1515
- Rear Track – 1525
- Tires – 237/70 R16 (front and rear)
The 2017 Great Wall Steed doesn’t seem to lack anything in its interior cabin as it has been technologically enriched besides providing utmost comfort. With a seating for 4 people, the cabin offers a good legroom and headspace.
The cockpit consists of a large infotainment touchscreen display which has intuitive user-friendly controls. The AC vents are reworked along with the driver’s gauge cluster. Although Great Wall hasn’t cut any corners, there’s no premium material like leather for upholstery.
2017 Great Wall Steed – Powertrain
There’s something about Great Wall Steed 2017 that must have triggered a 45,000 units sale from 2009 to 2015. This mainly has to do with the performance as it is beyond one can ask for. Luckily, the 2017 Great Wall Steed has improved in powertrain which marks a generational change.
This new pickup uses a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine with a direct fuel injection. The improved output of this engine goes as 147 hp at 4,000 RPM and 228 lb-ft of torque at 1800 RPM. Other details of this engine are:
- Bore – 83.1 mm
- Stroke – 92 mm
- Valve Gear – Dual Overhead Cam
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 18 gallons (70 litres)
- Compression Ratio – 16.7
- Transmission – 6-speed manual
Weight and Measurement
- Height – 1760 mm
- Width – 1800 mm
- Length – 5345 mm
- Ground Clearance – 171 mm
2017 Great Wall Steed – Price and Warranty
The 2017 Great Wall Steed comes with a starting price of $27,990 which goes up with additional accessories. This vehicle comes with a 36 months manufacturer’s warranty and 12 months of service interval.