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    The diesel auto is a game changer for Great Wall as it pushes the X200 into uncharted territory for the brand.

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the Great Wall X200 diesel auto.

Great Wall is about to tick over 20,000 sales in this country, many of which were the X200/240 SUV. It sells on price but now there's more to recommend the medium-size Chinese SUV.

VALUE

Still bargain-priced, often up to $10,000 under comparable vehicles similarly specified, the new powertrain gives X200 much more appeal and is priced from a tempting $28,990 drive away.

That's for a five seater, turbodiesel auto SUV with on demand all-wheel-drive, a four star crash rating, leather, alloys, climate control air conditioning, Bluetooth phone, disc brakes front and rear, power windows and door locks, rain sensing wipers and auto headlights and other goodies. 

Price up something like a Nissan X-Trail to similar spex and you'll need a good sit down.

TECHNOLOGY

Heading the list of new attractions is the availability of a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine hooked up to a five-speed automatic transmission. The engine is a 2.0-litre turbo four with a maximum output of 105kW and 310Nm of torque, the latter from 1800rpm. 

It consumes fuel at a claimed combined rate of 9.2-litres/100km. The five-speed auto offers a sequential change mode and drive goes mostly through the front wheels with the rear axle engaged as needed.The first X240 ran a 2.4-litre petrol engine with a manual box and was just OK. 

The diesel auto is a game changer for Great Wall as it pushes the X200 into uncharted territory for the brand. It is now knocking on the door of its competition offering turbodiesel economy and strong mid-range throttle response plus the convenience and smooth drive feel of a good (Korean-made) automatic. 

It also has on-demand all-wheel-drive complete with 4WD lock up if you get caught in a slippery situation.

DRIVING

The X200 is built on the same ladder chassis as Great Wall's X240/200 ute - but you wouldn't know driving down the road. The SUV has a much more compliant ride, lower noise levels and better feel than the ute. 

The steering isn't quite where it should be and flooring the accelerator off the line causes some lag  it's best to squeeze it from a standstill. The engine isn't as refined as some but won't annoy once you are up and running. 

While the interior isn't as slick as the competition, it's functional and the dash controls are easy to use. There's a good size (expandable) load space and a full size spare under the floor. 

We like the look of the new X200  better than gen' one and nearly comparable with something with a Japanese build plate. Like the V200 diesel ute we drove a couple of weeks ago, this new Great Wall is a big step up the ladder in many respects when compared with earlier vehicles. 

VERDICT

Better to drive, to look at, better riding, better built. And like the ute, not far away from full confrontation with its Japanese (and European) competition. Hopefully Great Wall can keep the price super competitive.

Great Wall X200 diesel

Price: $28,990 drive away.
Warranty: 3 years, 100,000km
Thirst: 9.2L/100km; CO2 209g/km
Crash rating: 4 stars (This model hasn't been tested by ANCAP. Safety rating based in Great Wall X240 ANCAP rating) 
Equipment: 2 airbags, ABS, EBD
Engine: 4 cylinder 2.0-litre Turbo diesel. 105kW/310Nm
Transmission: 5-speed auto. Single range selective AWD, torque on Demand 4WD.
Body: 4-door Suv, 5 seats
Dimensions: Length 4649mm, width 1810mm, height 1735mm, wheelbase 2700mm
Weight: 2550kg
Tyres: 17" Alloy wheels

 

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  • I want to purchase a GW x200 next week but am concerned about what Im hearing about the turbo lag. I am going to be towing a 13 foot caravan which only weighs 1200kg (empty) Im just worried I wont be able to pull off the mark if Im on a hill. Can someone out there thats towing a caravan with a great wall around Australia, tell me what its like please?

    Helen Taylor of Darwin Posted on 16 March 2014 5:44pm
  • Have had my X200 for nearly 10 months now, car going to the doctor o n Tuesday for 30,000km service. Have driven it from Darwin to NSW 3 times in the last few months, not the slightest hint of a problem. Great on the open road very comfortable cruising at 125 -130 kph at about 2200 revs giving well less than 8 litres per 100ks. Great wall - great car

    robert cahill of Darwin / NSW Posted on 16 February 2014 4:41pm
  • The turbo lag is due to the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) opening just off idle and varying the amount of exhaust back through the intake. (Loose exhaust presure on the turbo & pump dead air or exhaust back into the engine) This give the engine a euro 4 rating for pollution. Thre is a simple way to increase response down to 1500rpm. (OFF road use only) read that how you will. Blank the EGR valve. it pulls strong from 1500rpm. and you won’t scare yourself when you pull out from T intersections, It will cause the engine check light to come on, A small price to pay. best done once out off warranty as your local dealer wont be impressed. BUT it fixes the problem.

    Steve of vic Posted on 06 January 2014 3:44pm
  • hi. i just want to give a suggestion.the reviews are great but it’s better to put more photos.
    thanks in advance

    rahimi of iran Posted on 10 December 2013 12:06am
  • I have had a problem with the car not down shifting some times great wall don’t follow up. They blame the diesel gas conversion, but it was doing it before the conversion was connected, by the way gas gives it heaps more grunt and economy, and gas conversion doesn’t change gears(in case great wall read comment hope they do!)

    Rodrick Bungey of Australia Posted on 29 September 2013 4:37pm
  • Great vehicle 15,000km in 9 months of the worst roads in Australia
    We love it
    Now stuck out the bush and can’t get the spare tyre down to change a flat - dealers can’t help as appears to be a design fault - check yours before you leave dealers
    when we can get a tyre on we will continue driving and enjoying it

    wrights of Northern Territory Posted on 13 September 2013 1:03pm
  • I bought the auto x200 in August 2012. I hate the thing. Warranty repairs are numerous. The air pipe to the turbo has been replaced twice in 12 months and could have been more because I put up with the noise for too long in each case. The brakes lasted just 25k. I got 100k on the brakes on a Kluger. VERY disappointed. Resale has dropped over 50 percent in just 12 months.

    Fireside Jim of Brisbane Posted on 01 September 2013 4:02pm
  • Our x200 s really good this is our second Great Wall .the problem with the turbo lag has been fixed by Great Wall . It is a far better ride then the ute and Farr better on fuel,if it gives me as good run it will be exelanet

    Dick fuz of Apple tree creek Posted on 31 July 2013 8:37pm
  • Very happy with our X200 Auto, we picked it up as a demo with 100km on the clock for $20000 six months ago. Yes it has the disappointing turbo lag poor response from set off if you try to set off fast, but its OK if accelerating gently. It looks good and all the equipment works.  I changed from a VX II Berlina Wagon and miss the power but not the $35000 loss in value over ten years.

    Neil S of Adelaide Posted on 14 July 2013 6:00pm
  • I bought an x200 auto for the wife and we are very happy with it. When you bring in value for money then we are extremely happy.  I bought a V200 diesel twin cab for myself yesterday.  And for the reviewers information they are rear wheel drive,  I live on the side of a hill and I can show him the skidmarks when somebody forgets to engage 4wd

    John Bail Posted on 13 July 2013 11:18am
  • Test drove the x200 auto today what a surprise it ticked all the right boxes, have always been a brand name buyer in the past, as a consumer I now want value for money , and thats where this vehicle comes in. make no mistake it’s not a racing car it’s a mid size Suv, for consumers that want a brand NEW vehicle that is economical, has good handeling and can fully loaded with passengers cruise quite comfortably on the highways at the LEGAL speed limit with the effortles advantage of passing slower vehicles when it needs to. equipped with so many standard features that would otherwise be concidered as OPTIONAL EXTRAS in other Vehicles, at a price tag that makes it affordable in todays economic climate, give it a few years for the consumer to become educated with these vehicles and it will start to fit in like the BRAND names we used to shun like Aldi and Cosco as an example thinking that their products were inferior to the leading brands out there Peoples perceptions do change over time and its only normal for most people to be sceptical about something different, the GW X200 Auto compared to the other leading brand Suv’s definately will improve with time, give it a chance.

    Wayne Quinlivan of Werribee Victoria Posted on 07 July 2013 2:36am
  • I live in the remotest part of Australia (240km west of Uluru). My Great Wall X200 uses less fuel and has less rattles than the Toyota Troopy Ambulance (work vehicle) with 5000 km on the clock. My only criticism is the Jack works loose on these rough corrugated roads. GW certainly drives better on the road. Mine uses no oil between services. I agree that the electronic throttle control at low RPM is a slight problem. For the money I will buy another one.

    Gary Wright of Docker River NT Posted on 02 July 2013 8:02am
  • Is anyone else having a total lack of throttle response? I have recently bought a 2013 X200 diesel and when creeping in traffic. I absolutely can’t control the revs between idle up to about 1200rpm’s?

    Wayne Hunn of Wellington NZ Posted on 26 June 2013 7:55am
  • Thinking of upgrading my Suzuki three door, as my grandchildren are growing and it is too squeezy now. I love the look and size and price of these S UV’s will I be disappointed in changing brands?

    Christine Hughes of Little River Vic Posted on 04 June 2013 10:35am
  • I’m very happy with myX200 diesel :O)

    Kevin Sinnott of Collaroy Posted on 23 April 2013 8:55pm
  • The rattle in the back, check the jack it loses pressure on the bracket that holds it and rattles.

    Kevin Sinnott of Collaroy Posted on 23 April 2013 8:53pm
  • I have a x200 auto and its running well. It was a demo and had the chip updated before i bought it. It has little lag and performs well. you need to get revs up a bit when pulling into traffic but performs well above idle. I did get a tow bar fitted and there is a knock rattle that wasnt there when test driven. Dealer failed to rectify at 1st service .Suspension is firmer than needed but performs well off rd ground clearance stops you before anything else. I am about to have 15 k servic and hope dealer fixes the rattle thumping noise in rear. Apart from that the brake lights dont lineup with the parkers about 34mm gap which might leak. But i am mostly happy with the car.

    Kevin Mcpherson of Brisbane Posted on 12 April 2013 9:34pm
  • Has any body got a Great Wall x200 that’s happy

    K McMahon of Hawks nest Posted on 08 April 2013 8:36am
  • Would not recommend a x200 to tow any boat over 14 foot. No low down grunt to get off a boat ramp with any slope. Tried it with a 15 foot centre console quinnie. Have to rev it hard and then slip the clutch. Not good. Try the V200 with 4WD at least they have low range.

    Peter Sutton of Huskisson NSW Posted on 06 April 2013 4:10pm
  • Bought a X200 Diesel 6 speed manual mid December 2012.Had a towbar fitted before delivery. The dealer at Nowra NSW failed to (a) secure the rear bumper mounts and (b) misaligned the wind down mechanism for the spare wheel. While trying to find the source of the thumping in the rear from (a) I found the second problem (b). Dealer fixed both no probs. But the rear bumper does not now fit squarely. The rectangular locator holes are clearly visible on the LRS. I think the rear bumper mounts are misaligned. Turbo lag is quite noticeable. Have to judge getting away at intersections. Experience a resonance at about 1600 revs before the turbo comes on at 1800 rpm. Could this be turbo spinup?
    The trick is NOT to treat this diesel like older luggers. Keep it in the green on the tacho. I have only recently gone past the 1500k run in period so now I can rev it for it to go. The recent computer engine management upgrade appears to have compounded the initial turbo lag. Now it seems to lag until about 2000rpm before it shows signs of turbo surge.
    Recommended run in speeds are not reasonable. Running in at recommended engine rpm/gear better. Having to use 3rd gear around town 50kph not good.

    Peter Sutton of Huskisson NSW Posted on 06 April 2013 4:03pm
  • Aimee of Mt Grivatt,,,    sell the car its nothing but a pile of crap I brought my x200 in may 2012 and had problem after problem , read my previous comments ,, back to the dealer 6 - 7 times and they didn’t care ,,  I got rid of this crappy vehicle in January this year ,,, do the same and take the loss you will be better off

    peter of Petersham Posted on 26 March 2013 7:56am
  • I brought a x200 in may 2012, have had nothing but troubles with it. I have faulty rear break, turns out they were metal on metal at 20.000 Kms, I have a faulty fuel gadge, I have faulty tail lights, my pain has bubbled and a few other minor problems, it has been back to Great Wall at mount gravatt 6 times now to be fixed and they want nothing to do with it. I have had enough. I WOULDN’T recomand a Great Wall to my worst enemy let a lone anyone else that asked! I will be taking this further till something is don’t about. I have a 14 month old daughter, and this isn’t acceptable.

    Aimee of Mount gravatt Posted on 13 March 2013 8:26pm
  • Col   Lake Munmorah       Yes it helped ,,, get your intercooler fushed out aswell.

    peter of petersham Posted on 11 March 2013 1:28pm
  • TO Peter of Petersham   Is your X200 turbo lag any better since you changed the intercooler hose clamps ????????? 

        Regards   COL   Lake Munmorah

    col johnson of lake munmorah Posted on 27 February 2013 1:35pm
  • Ive bought a manual x200 diesel 30th Dec 2012 so far so good goes well. Hope I’m saying the same thing Dec30th 2013 people who have never looked sure like to bag them

    Kevin Sinnott of 2097 Posted on 26 January 2013 12:39pm
  • Just when I thought all the problems with my x 200 had been sorted the car blew off the intercooler hose again leaving my wife stranded on the side of the road once again. Great wall customer services solution was we will get the car towed and the tow truck driver will drop you at the nearest train station . 
    I went and fixed the problem myself.
    Once again the car was put in for the intercooler to be looked at.
    with direction from my machanic suggesting that the intercooler maybe blocked or collapsed inside the service guys flushed out the intercooler and found it to be bloked with a white jelly substance.  They could not offer a reason for this. I purchased this vehicle in May 2012 for $28,990 . I looked to trade it in at the Holden Dealer and was offered $19,000.  I checked on the internet and the trade range was $17,000 to $20,000 . Not impressed at all.  The Great Wall experience has been a total nightmare. I bit the bullet and took the $10,000 loss . Now own an Australian built vehicle ,,,,, Great wall get your act together and stop treating people as fools .Improve the your product or go broke in Australia as you surely will with your current attitude.

    Peter of Petersham Posted on 20 January 2013 6:07pm
  • Brought a X200 in Feb 2012, it is nice to drive and also tow’s my 9 meter long trailer well, but it does lets in dust through both the l/h and r/h rear door. The dust enters through the bottom of the door seals over a distance of about 4”, dealer told me that this was acceptable and what do you expect from a “cheap"car.
    Well I am not happy with the large amount of dust entering the car and I am even less impressed with the attitude from the dealer.
    Not happy !!

    Frank Van of Daylesford Posted on 09 January 2013 5:58pm
  • i have a x200 it has been great untill i used it to tow the boat (4.5m aloy) on the weekend the hill near my boat ramp is steep (norah head) and when leaving i could not get up the hill with out reving it out then dropping the clucth moving about 50m at a time till the revs died i will be contacting my dealer about this asap

    jason matthews of central coast Posted on 08 January 2013 12:29am
  • I have taken my X2OO back to the dealer on no less than 6 occasions complaining about the turbo lag. All they would say is thats just the way these vehicles are. I think I have found the problem with the turbo lag.  The intercooler hoses are very light rubber and under pressure from the turbo expand causing the a loss of boost as the clamps used are very weak .Replace the clamps and you are driving a very different car,  Great Wall will not replace then for you, get your own mechanic to do it for you,, less stress you

    Peter of Petersham Posted on 17 December 2012 4:10pm
  • @Phillip Morris I don’t think you really know what turbo lag is.  If you sit there for three or four seconds before moving then you have a serious problem and its not turbo lag.  The brother-in-laws old hilux has turbo lag and its fun.  Sink the boot in and take off from the lights then when it hits around 2000 rpm you feel the surge as the turbo cuts in (thats turbo lag).  Sitting at the lights for 3 or 4 seconds before moving sounds like you have a clutch problem.  These aren’t racing cars after all.

    Waiting to see how the reliability works out and I’ll be buying one the replace the old Ford Courier fourby.  More power, better fuel economy, far higher safety rating, only waiting to see how reliability goes then I’m sold.

    MarkF of Helidon Posted on 06 December 2012 7:45pm
  • Can anyone recommend a chip for the latest ssangyong korando 2.l turbo automatic,problem is turbo lag before 2000 rpm

    Michael of Brisbane Posted on 17 November 2012 5:54pm
  • Am thinking about buying the new x200 diesel is the lag the only problem to look out for

    Denis wray of Fremantle w.a Posted on 13 November 2012 8:28pm
  • We have sold a few Diesel Tuning Chips now for the Great wall and every buyer has comented on the reduced turbo lag after fitting our unit. It is nearly impossible to get rid of the lag completely, only reduce it.

    James of Brisbane Posted on 10 November 2012 11:55am
  • Can anyone recommend a chip or tune up process to reduce the turbo lag. I’ve heard of one for about $150 any good?

    larry waters of Brisbane Posted on 29 October 2012 1:48pm
  • i have an x240 just clocked 28000km i have an after market 7 seater this is a great car my neighbor has a v200 heartland penrith reprogramed the engine management so now there is no turbo lag this car now flys along quite nicely

    lawrence norman of emu plains Posted on 23 October 2012 5:59pm
  • The engine lag is extreme and very dangerous, you still standing there after second and two seconds and finlay you start moving. In the mean time, your hoping the car thats comming towards you will slow down and not mind or not crash into you, becuase it takes so long ot get going and the dealer has the hide ot say it all in the specs it right. The car has no get up and go! Greatwall says this is okay. Its okay to have the clutch out the gear in 1st the throttle to the floor and but you are not moving. Count 3 second sometimes 4 and then sudenly of it goes.
    Also the car locks it self once you sart moving. Its sad to think that if Iam in an accident I have to hope the the car unlock it self. i think thing like lock me in should be left to me not to the car. It only has 2 cap safetyrating. insead of thinking about locking you in they should increase the cap safety rating. I own a Greatwall . realy take it for drive have iot over nigh because you realy are oly getting what you pay for. Anthier brand 2 year old with 40000 would bbe around the same pice and would be better value. Great Wall X200 4 wheel drive 2 out 10. I am stuck with it.

    Phillip Morris of Perth Posted on 19 October 2012 5:11pm
  • GREAT WALL IS THE BEST IN TERM NOT ONLY VALUE FOR MONEY SOON THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE CAR MARKET ESPECIALLY THE DUAL CAB TURBO DIESEL WHAT A BARGIN.

    Joe Edman of bankstown Posted on 29 September 2012 3:36pm
  • Test drove the X200 diesel automatic on saturday. I expected rough edges and poor finish from such a low priced vehicle, but was pleasantly surprised. Nice, practical finish all round, good visibility and excellent ride height. Agree there is a turbo lag, which is quite noticeable pulling away, but then this is an SUV, not a boy racer. Bought it on the spot, looking forward to delivery next Saturday. And a word for the guys at Heartland Chullora - lovely blokes, know their stuff, helpful with no high pressure sales

    DiViDeD of Sydney Posted on 10 September 2012 9:28am
  • I am the owner of a 2010 built X240 with 12.000 Km and was offered only Around $10.000 Trade in on the X200 Auto Today
    less than impressed

    Phillip Moody of MILL PARK 3082 Posted on 21 August 2012 3:17pm
  • I would like to know if there is a diseal chip available for the
    X200 tdi I have a tray backute,, and if there is a good suspension upgrade I am planning a trip around australia so I am after fuel consumption and power increase, minimise turbo lag ,and ride comfort as I will be going off the beatn track

    SANDZEE of childers Posted on 07 August 2012 2:05pm
  • Just test drove the diesel manual, in short very impressed. Also if you research thoroughly most of the negatives are just a marketplace adapting to a new model, not really based on facts in the big picture in 10 yers GW will be where Hyundai are now, with some premium models and prices to match!

    Tim of QLD Posted on 06 August 2012 3:17pm
  • wondeering how x200 goes on beach it has no low range we want to take it to frasier Is. Wouild love 2 here from anyone whs done off road/beach driving

    elliott of qld Posted on 25 July 2012 2:28pm
  • just tradded my X240 petrol for the X200 auto diesel -  yes agree at take off there is a slight lag, but it was a green test drive car without the upgrade over the workshop pits, and have been told it is rectified with software, so am taking a punt-, but all and all Im glad of the inside improvements.  Overall driving of both, the newer x200 feels better to drive…....looking forward to picking it up next week, and hoping i dont have the minor problems the x240 had, which although minor took that new car 4WD flavour slightly away….overall if it seems to perform as well as as the x240 did, if it does I will be happy.

    frankwoz of Speers Point Posted on 21 July 2012 10:04pm
  • it is taking Great Wall a long time admit there is a problem. I think xmas will arrive first

    peter of sydney Posted on 20 July 2012 2:04am
  • As has the V200 had a turbo upgrade, one is also coming for the X200, only a coupla months away so the service manager at my dealership said, so never fear!

    Sara Smith of darwin Posted on 19 July 2012 6:37pm
  • Ray from Sydney, ,,, Truscotts at Croydon. I have had nothing but problems as well. One thing after another eg. vibration in dash, fuel gauge reading incorrectly, alignment in dash board, passenger window mechanism faulty not to mention the Turbo Lag, which is a real concern. We have been back to the service department 5 times to try to rectify these problems. Next one on Monday for the window and fuel gauge. A different dealer this time around after speaking with Great Wall customer service department.We have written to Great Wall about the issues and especially the Turbo Lag and sent them customer feedback and have not had any response to date.    How about you ??

    Peter of Petersham Posted on 17 July 2012 7:49pm
  • Colin Johnson agrees that these turbo vehicles flat spot is dangerous. come on Great Wall you have to look into this real problem with your product,

    Peter of Petersham Posted on 16 July 2012 7:56pm
  • THE FLATSPOT CAN BE DANGEROUS———DONT BE IN A HURRY IN TRAFFIC . I HOPE THEY RECALL TO FIX PROBLEM.

    Colin Johnson of Lake Munmorah NSW Posted on 16 July 2012 3:35pm
  • Peter from Petersham… sounds like we have the exactly the same car. I have had nothing but problems from day 1… what dealership did you get your car fixed at?

    Ray of Sydney Posted on 11 July 2012 12:48pm
  • Great Wall refuse to admit that there is a problem with the acceleration of this vehicle,a test drive was conducted by Great Wall technician without any discussion with us about the problem.
    Not to mention the lack of notification of the test drive, we had to contact their customer service department for the outcome, not a good feeling to be treated as a fool and the problem still remains.

    Peter of Petersham Posted on 01 July 2012 7:32pm
  • the x200 goes really well on a freeway, we are hoping Great wall can rectify the flat spot that is apparently in all of the turbo diesel,

    peter of petersham Posted on 27 June 2012 8:17pm
  • Love to know if they are reliable? Side on they really look quite good.

    Daniel of Sydney Posted on 22 June 2012 9:31am
  • Brought the x200,,, great on the open road and love the extra specs, but the turbo lag around the inner city is annoying and at times a worry when a quick turn in traffic is needed. We have taken it back to the dealers service department 3 times already due to the lag, a vibration in the dash, incorrect fuel guage and an incorrect alignment in the dash. Everything has been rectified except the lag. We have been told ” that’s just how they are”, but it really isn’t acceptable. We have been speaking to Great Wall and after today intend to speak to them again about the much needed upgrade to the turbo lag.

    Peter of Petersham, NSW Posted on 06 June 2012 7:16pm
  • with my x 200 you can engage awd up to 70 klm/h. Once you get going it flies, on the open road I dont have to plan my attack to overtake, i just drop it back a gear or 2 and plant the foot. I have a holden colorado ute as well and since buying the great wall i hardly ever drive it as i enjoy driving the great wall. The only dissapointing thing is the turbo lag. That will soon be rectified soon as they have a factorie retune for the computer out now.

    b38 of Warrnambool Posted on 05 June 2012 7:53pm
  • You can engage 4x4 up to 70km hr. It is a great car. Its nice to drive and bloody good on fuel.I would recommend it. We love our x200 tdi.Only complaint is turbo lag but squeeze gentle and you’re gone.

    sean preston of hervey bay Posted on 04 June 2012 6:48pm
  • I looked around aty second hand 4x4 and my mate said check out the great wall. We did I could not believe the value for money and it drives great.  My heart said stick to the brand you know and trust but I let my mind take over . I bought a X200. just waiting for Delivery .

    Turbo of Paralowie. SA 5108 Posted on 25 May 2012 12:35pm
  • do,s anyone know if the 4x4 can be engaged on the move and at what speed with wheels straight ahead i presume

    thanks???

    ken of carrum vic Posted on 19 May 2012 4:56pm
  • is it possible to add an extra 2 seats at the back to make it into a 7 seater?

    Alex of brisbane Posted on 17 May 2012 8:54pm
  • Hey Troppo, things can’t be too bad in Australia when parents are buying their 18 year olds a brand new 4X4! My limited experience if the X200 is that it is a great edition to the market.

    Harvey of Melbourne Posted on 14 May 2012 10:02am
  • have just picked up my new X200 diesel Auto, very impressed with the drive / spec.. had been looking for a while for a 4x4 auto diesel with room to add the optional 2 seats for full 7 seat capacity. This car ticked all the boxes for under 30k

    Alex Houghton of Brisbane Posted on 23 April 2012 1:14pm
  • Editor: check those figures again. Great wall’s OWN WEBSITE says 7.6 L/100 km for the MANUAL, the auto is 9.2 L/10km.


    Note from Ed:
    Fuel consumption updated. Thanks for your comment.

    Jeff Cairns Posted on 22 April 2012 8:04pm
  • X200 diesel manual great on the road just a little slow on getting away from traffic lights due to the turbo lag. Better drive then my navara. Heaps more specs.

    m.camps of adelaide Posted on 22 April 2012 10:25am
  • Do you think it would be suitable to tow my 5.2m aluminium boat? Not too sure how much it weighs but not over 1700kg. I would hope cheers.

    Terry Lamb of townsville Posted on 14 April 2012 4:35pm
  • A reasonably priced SUV with lots of good features. Can’t ask for more. Is the warranty extended to 4 years?

    Chadwick Chu of Mel VIC Posted on 12 April 2012 5:53pm
  • The towing capacity is 1700kg braked or 700kg unbraked.
    I have a 2012 x200 6 speed manual turbo diesel and I find the comfort absolutely brilliant on long drives.

    Dave Windsor of Maryborough Qld Posted on 11 April 2012 12:06am
  • Can someone tell me what the towing capacity is with this vehicle.

    I would also like to know how people find the comfort with this vehicle for long distance travel.

    Merrilyn Glynn of Victoria Posted on 05 April 2012 5:40pm
  • Have been waiting for an auto to come on the market. Is the dash same as manual models or has it been updated? the shape of the vehicle outshines many of their opposition and with alloy wheels and in black looks appealing.

    keith harris of rockhampton qld Posted on 26 March 2012 8:20pm
  • What is its towing capacity?

    Tiger Posted on 24 March 2012 5:58pm
  • 7.6 litres per 100km or 9.2 which is it? 21% is a big difference also and more importantly what is the predicted resale value over 3 years? Finally, does it have fixed price servicing? Or how much will servicing cost over the first 3 years? Often the cheap upfront is followed by arm-wrenching after costs.



    Note from Ed:

    The fuel combined consumption is 7.6 litres per 100 Km. Thanks for your comment.

    Max W. of Aldinga Beach SA 5173 Posted on 21 March 2012 5:58pm
  • A few friends have purchased the x 200 manual for their kids first car and they all sing of great praise for these cars right price and right amount of power for the inexperienced driver and also the prestige of a new vehicle instead of someone else’s secondhand vehicle with its possibly expensive defects that one only discovers after purchasing the car. I will definitely consider one for junior when he gets his licence.

    troppo Posted on 21 March 2012 5:34pm
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