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The two star crash worthiness rating for the Great Wall is nothing short of disgusting according to Next Car Editor, Stephen Walker.

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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 products.

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 their vehicles.

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.


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