THE cheapest double-cab 4×4 pick-up on the market – the Great Wall Steed – is now being offered in two special edition models designed to enhance body styling or improve practicality.
The Steed base model, priced at just under £14,000, is well equipped and a pretty good-looking workhorse, too.
The special editions add bling for the weekend, or some useful extra tools for the day job.
The special editions, which both cost £14,998, build on the standard kit found on the base Steed S model, but saving at least £800 on the accessories bought separately.
For trades people who want to stand out from the crowd – and who also drive their vehicle at the weekends – the Steed ‘Chrome’ adds chrome side bars and sports bars, chrome rear-lamp finishers, chrome fog-lamp surrounds, stainless-steel door-entry guards, tinted windows, metallic paint, an over-rail bedliner and carpet floor mats.
The Steed ‘Tracker’ offers more practical additions including General Grabber All-Terrain Tyres, a towbar with audible monitor, front and rear mud flaps, over-rail bedliner, rubber mats and metallic paint.
And don’t forget that the basic Steed S is already pretty well equipped.
It comes with 16-inch alloys, remote central locking, a Thatcham-approved Category 1 alarm, air-conditioning, electric windows, an Alpine CD/radio with USB/MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, plus steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, as well as heated fronted seats and a leather interior.
All Steeds have a 2.0-litre 16-valve turbocharged diesel engine offering fuel economy of 34mpg combined, as well as a ‘shift-on-the-fly’ four-wheel-drive system that includes a low-range gear set for off-road conditions.
The Steed’s braked towing capacity was recently uprated to 2,500kg (braked) and the pick-up can haul a payload of 1,050kg.