The Best Commercial Pick-ups of 2013

Posted on 24 April 2013 by Tony Santos

For commercial builders and tradesman, or lovers of the great outdoors, pick-up trucks have become the vehicle of choice. These crossover vehicles provide you with plenty of space for everything, from tools and work materials, to mountain bikes and camping equipment. However, they still ride like a regular car and can comfortably fit up to five people in spacious double cab surroundings.

In 2013, one manufacturer in particular is looking to increase its footprint in the market with a range of commercial pick-up trucks for every driver’s requirements. Great Wall Motors’ range of commercial pickups are capable of dealing with tough off-road conditions and feature a host of specifications you may not expect for such an affordable price.

Great Wall Steed pick-ups

Great Wall Steed pick-ups

Every Steed pick-up comes with an exceptionally strong build quality, designed to meet European safety standards. Galvanised body panels, a rustproof chassis and a six-year anti-perforation warranty enhance this tough exterior.

To deal with a seamless transition from rugged terrain to everyday driving, each vehicle has a 2.0-litre direct injection turbo charged diesel engine, with 6-speed manual transmission. However, with a 70-litre fuel tank and 34MPG possible on a combined cycle, these pick-ups are both powerful and economical. Electric ‘shift on the move’ selection between 2WD and 4WD, means you’ll never be stuck in a tricky off-road situation.

Standard features include: air conditioning, full electric windows, leather upholstery with individually heated front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity, steering wheel audio controls for an Alpine CD Radio with USB input and four surround-sound speakers. Therefore, all the benefits you’d come to expect from a standard road car are available in these rough and ready commercial vehicles.

Safety features such as a Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser with keyless door entry, driver and passenger airbags, height-adjustable front seat belts and anti-lock brakes are also welcome additions.

Steed S

Coming in at just £13,998 excluding VAT, the Steed S offers all-round performance at an affordable price. Not only will you benefit from low running costs when it comes to fuel, the Steed S is within the cheapest insurance group (7A) rating of any pick-up on UK roads today.

Steed Chrome

For an extra £1,000, the Steed Chrome features some subtle yet striking styling details. Chrome side and sports bars, fog lamp surrounds and rear lamp finishers will make any other commercial vehicle driver truly envious. Other notable additions include over rail bed liner, door entry guards and privacy glass.

Steed Tracker

For those who love the countryside, want to conquer nature’s most extreme conditions and can fully appreciate what it takes to defy the elements, look no further than the Steed Tracker.

For the same price as the Chrome, you will get front and rear mud flaps, a rubber mat, over rail bed liner, tow bar, a STD 12N audible monitor kit and General Grabber AT tyres.

Steed SE

Great Wall’s top-of-the-range model still only costs £15,998 exc. VAT – and for just a little bit more money you will get some fantastic benefits.

Included in the price are rear parking sensors, chrome side bars and trim to daytime running lights, load-liner to rear cargo area and a body coloured hard-top canopy with rear spoiler and roof rails.

Whatever you require a commercial vehicle for, Great Wall’s range of Steed pick-up trucks are certain to provide a tailor-made solution.

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