Proton Jumbuck Vs Great Wall Motors V240

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The Proton Jumbuck is a unique utility or pickup truck that is still available new. We haven't done a comparison because there's nothing really to compare it against. However as always we've decided to pick the cheapest Great Wall Motors pickup as a point of comparison. Both are 2WD only variants.

The Proton Jumbuck is probably the smallest genuine 'truck' you can buy. It is based on the Mitsubishi Lancer of the early 1990s so it is quite a small car. The Jumbuck doesn't have a 4WD system so it doesn't interest us in that way. What we are attracted to was the relatively small size, usefulness and its low price.

The Great Wall Motors V240 is second cheapest pickup you can get in the country. Based on the older Isuzu platform the company has given the car a distinctive body for marketing purposes. Both can be used a daily commuters in the city but lets be realistic, they are better in the country areas.

 


Proton Jumbuck
VS
Great Wall Motors V240

The Jumbuck and the V240 have small passenger space. The V240 does have more space due to the more upright seating position while the Jumbuck is more car like and is smaller. In the Jumbuck those who have owned a Lancer in the past will feel at home because the dash area is essentially identical. While anyone who has owned an older Holden Rodeo or Isuzu will feel at home in the V240. 

From what we saw the quality is the same and had all the usual electronics you'd expect. However the base model Jumbuck has so few features it reminds us of the early 1980's.

The point that marketing people are missing is that the V240 can  only sell as farm vehicle because a good tradesman realizes that the car they drive will indicate their ability and quality. A cheap ute will only really show that their work is cheap which is not what you want to portray. A reasonably priced ute is a far better choice regardless of brand.

As for the Proton Jumbuck, it doesn't have the image problem because it is unique, even trendy. If we could find a purpose for one like say an inner city shop owner then this would be ideal. If you need a second car that can you need to park at the train station or a 1st car to move your stuff about and don't want more passengers then the Proton Jumbuck is perfect.

See below for specification comparison. 

 

 

 

 

 
Last known pricing (RRP)
NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

Proton Jumbuck
2010 $14,990 - 16,990 AUD

Great Wall Motors V240
2010 $17,990 - 20,990 AUD
 

 

 


 

Proton Jumbuck (2WD) Great Wall Motors V240 (2WD)


 

Engines  
4G15P Step III
IL4 Cylinder Petrol EFI
1.5 Litre (1468cc)
Claimed 64Kw @ 6000 RPM
Claimed 124Nm @ 3000 RPM
4G69S4N
IL 4 Cylinder petrol EFI
2.4 Litre (2378cc)
Claimed 100Kw @ 5250 RPM
Claimed 200Nm @ 2500-3000 RPM

 

Weight  
1055Kg
Towing capacity up to 1000kg
Payload 570Kg
1382-1507Kg
Towing capacity up to 1900kg
Payload 1200Kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 50 litres
IL4 Petrol 6.6 Lts per 100km AVG (Manual)
 
Up to 70 litres
IL4 Petrol 10.7 Lts per 100km AVG (Manual)
 
Other specifications  
5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1420/1690
Overall length/wheelbase 4455/2600
4WD system: 2WD
ANCAP Safety: 1/5
Tyre size: 175-70-14
5 speed manual
Overall height/width 1730/1800
Overall length/wheelbase 5040/3050
4WD system: 2WD or 4WD
ANCAP Safety: 2/5
Tyre size: 225-65-17 or 225-60-18
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 170 mm
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 200 mm
Performance Performance

 


 
Pricing  
2010 $14,990 - 16,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
 
2010 $17,990 - 20,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!


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