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Haval introduces promotional seven-year warranty

Great Wall lobs Steed driveaway pricing, Haval extends warranty for 2018 clearance

Haval logo5 Oct 2018

GREAT Wall Motors Australia has introduced driveaway pricing for the Steed ute and a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty for the Haval brand as part of its 2018 plate clearance.
 
The extended term sees Haval mimic the industry-leading aftersales programs of Kia Motors Australia, MG Motor Australia and SsangYong Australia, and follows Volkswagen Group Australia’s move earlier this week to a promotional five-year/unlimited-kilometre period.
 
However, Haval’s factory-backed temporary warranty is only available to private buyers, with business, fleet and rental customers instead offered a seven-year/150,000km term.
 
Haval’s range of SUVs – the small H2, mid-size H6, and large H8 and H9 – are usually covered for a five-year/100,000km period.
 
Meanwhile, the petrol Steed 4x2 has become the cheapest dual-cab pick-up in Australia, with its price falling by more than $6000, from $25,990 before on-road costs to $19,990 driveaway.
 
As such, it undercuts its fellow dual-cab challengers, including the petrol JMC Vigus pick-up ($21,990 driveaway), diesel Tata Xenon pick-up ($23,990 driveaway) and diesel Mahindra Genio cab-chassis ($25,490 driveaway).
 
Significantly, this price point makes the petrol Steed 4x2 eligible for the federal government’s instant capital expenditure tax write-off.
 
This exemption also applies to the diesel Steed 4x2 in single-cab form, which is temporarily priced from $18,990 driveaway.
 
It usually checks in at $17,990 before on-road costs but still comes with a free Australian-made aluminium tray.
 
Opting for the diesel version of Steed 4x2 in dual-cab guise commands a $3000 premium – a saving of more than $5000.
 
The dual-cab pair comes with a one-tonne payload, anti-skid brakes (ABS), tyre pressure monitoring, a stainless-steel sports bar, side steps, a bedliner, rear parking sensors, six airbags, a power-operated driver’s seat, climate control and no-cost metallic paintwork.
 
Petrol variants are motivated by a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces 100kW of power and 205Nm of torque, while the diesel is 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that develops 110kW and 310Nm.
 
Unless extended, both of these deals expire on December 31.
 
Haval’s sales have taken a significant hit this year, with 407 vehicles sold to the end of September – a 26.0 per cent decrease over the 550 deliveries made during the same period in 2017. 
 
Comparatively, Great Wall has managed 518 sales in the first nine months of 2018, which is a massive 61.4 per cent increase over the 321 vehicles that found homes at the same time last year.

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