Credible sources say Great Wall is looking closely at Jeep. Is that a good thing? APPARENTLY, GREAT WALL is interested in Jeep. Reuters reported that a Great Wall official said “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire.” That led Jeep to say: “In response to
Reuters is reporting that Great Wall has expressed an interest in acquiring the Jeep brand, yet FCA says Great Wall hasn’t been in touch.
The popularity of American pick-up trucks in China will see Great Wall introduce its own by 2020, and export to Australia seems likely.
The first shipment of Great Wall Steeds has arrived in Australia ahead of the model’s launch in September.
Great Wall has announced it will take over control of its Australian and NZ operations from July 1, saying it will be launching a Great Wall ute later in the year.
ANCAP has announced its latest round of test results awarding the 2014 Jeep Patriot a five-star rating, but has slammed the Great Wall V200 4×4 giving it a three-star rating only.