Great Wall's great blunder
The two star crash worthiness rating for the Great Wall is
nothing short of disgusting according to Next Car Editor, Stephen Walker.
Great Wall SA220 shown above.
by Stephen Walker
29th September, 2009
The Great Wall of China is an ancient feature of the
landscape in China, famous in modern times for attracting tourist. The safety aspects of Great Wall
utilities are also ancient. Seemingly, in paying homage to the famous tourist attraction, Great Wall
Motors has announced its newly released ute has gained a two star crash worthiness rating from the
Australasian New Car Assessment Programme thus highlighting the ancient safety standards of their
Chinese made vehicles have been heavily criticised, in years gone by, by European safety experts and
legislators. Yet the local importers of Great Wall are now trumpeting a two star crash worthiness rating
for the V240 twin cab utility and the SA220 twin cab utility. Whilst other manufacturers are serious
about achieving a four star rating for light commercial vehicles and a few are now achieving five star
ratings, the Chinese motor industry have clearly demonstrated that occupant safety is not a priority for
The obvious warning for motorists in the results achieved by Great Wall in local crash testing is
simple. And that is, don't be in a Great Wall if you're in a collision.