While the popularity of diesel-powered dual-cab utes continues to grow and grow, the same can’t be said for those equipped with petrol engines, with less torque and higher fuel consumption blamed for their drooping sales.

Want proof? Even top-selling Toyota recently took the axe to the the 4.0-litre V6 petrol option in its local HiLux range as demand had become so small it could no longer be justified. 

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And so the few petrol-powered utes that remain, including Great Wall’s 4x2 Steed, are competing for a shrinking number of potential buyers. Which begs the questions; will the petrol-powered ute one day become extinct? And can the Great Wall Steed do anything to change that?