They’re more against the budget than each other, to learn just what a modest dollar does and doesn’t buy when choosing Chinese
in a faux ‘pleather’ material, spanning to the dash and doors, with the Luxury model featuring keyless entry and starting, along with ample storage space and practicality, with a large, lockable glovebox and storage on top of the dash and pop-out cupholders.
It’s not only practicality that elevates the interior; it’s the amount of space in general, with the back seat accommodating three adults comfortably with an abundance of leg room.
Behind the wheel, the eye is immediately drawn towards the large, colourful 10-inch touchscreen that offers a range of menus and information; there’s also Bluetooth and two USB ports. While the system delivers a large reversing camera screen and active turning guide lines, it falls short in a few areas, lacking functionality and intuitiveness
What budget ute tour would be complete without a trip to The Warehouse? Sadly no flat-pack furniture today.
Above left & right: Through the corners, both utes handle surprisingly well with less body roll than expected. Though the Great Wall’s ride quality proves superior, the LDV’S suspension is both harsh and floaty, its only real weak point.