Toyota Hilux Vs Great Wall Motors V240

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Vs Triton L200
Vs Navara
Vs GWM V240
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Here's a comparison between the Toyota Hilux and the Great Wall Motors V240 4x4 pickup. The V240 is also known as the Great Wall Motors Wingle.

The Great Walls Motors is a new brand from China and the V240 a new model introduced to the world market at the end of 2009.   What is going to be more interesting is how the manufacturer is going to handle criticisms and any bad reviews.

The V240 uses the Isuzu hardware like the older Rodeo underneath which is fair enough - no need to hide that! The key selling point is price. It is the cheapest 4x4 utility that you can buy in the country. It's price does of course mean that it does have significant short falls. You can only justify cheapness for sales to a certain extent these needs to be more done to actually make it a desirable car.

 


Great Wall Motors V240
VS
Toyota Hilux


The V240 These are full sized cars that are significantly cheaper than the competition. Besides price they also have a genuine niche of being the only 4x4 pickups that still have 4 cylinder petrol engines.

The V240 like its relative the Colorado and is smaller than the others in terms of measurements. However it is very cheap price you can basically ignore any difference unless size is a critical factor in choosing any ute.

The ads claim that there are lots of equipment as standard - which there is for the price. However at the same time other motoring press also point out that it only has a 2 star safety rating. I guess that doesn't mean its unsafe it means that you should avoid getting into accidents. It is also very slow which helps. The extra equipment is only good if it doesn't break down after a few uses.

However despite the price we still couldn't live with the V240 as a replacement for the Prado or a Hilux even at that price. Aside from the unattractive front end, after seeing one left in the airport car park for a week and the external and deformed window trim did not leave a good impression of quality. Looking underneath reveal some surface rust. They come with a 3 year warranty so that should be reliable? BUT if you are are a throw away commercial vehicle than this could be worth a look.

As for its competitors stay tuned for some more comparisons over the next few months. Our leader board reads like this:
1 - Triton
2 - Navara
3 - Hilux
4 - Colorado
Unrated - GWM V240
 


Last known pricing (APPROX)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

Toyota Hilux
2010 FROM $44,500-$56,000 AUD

Great Wall Motors V240
2010 FROM $26,990 AUD

Toyota Hilux (4x4 MY2010) GWM V240 (4x4 MY2010)

Engines  
1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
DOHC with VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800RPM (MANUAL)
Claimed 343Nm @ 3800RPM (AUTO)

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 3600RPM
Claimed 343Nm @ 1400-3400RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 116Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 240Nm @ 3800RPM
 

4G69S4N
IL4 Petrol
with EFI
2.4 Litre (2378cc)
Claimed 100Kw @ 5250 RPM
Claimed 200Nm @ 2500-3000 RPM

Other engines available in other markets.
Weight  
1825 - 1905Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg
1660-1780Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 76 litres
IL6 Petrol 13-13.3 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2-9.3 lts per 100km
Up to 76 litres
IL4 Petrol10.7 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
5 or 4 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/ width 1810/1835
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3085
Track (front/rear) 1540/1540
Tray L1520mm x W1515mm x D450mm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
NCAP safety rating 4/5
5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1723/1800
Overall length/Wheelbase 5015/3050
Track (front/rear) xxxx/xxxx
Tray L1380 x W1460 x D480mm
(It's quite small)
Total payload capability 480kg (Approx)
NCAP safety rating 2/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Part-time 4x4
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Minimum ground clearance 194mm
Water Fording depth N/A Max
Part-time 4x4
Performance Performance

Performance figures

Top speed 140kph

Pricing  
2010 FROM $44,500-$56,000 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
 
2010 FROM $26,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...


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