Australian sales statistics for August show 228 Great Wall Motors vehicles sold in that month. On top of the 274 sold in July, that's 502 SA220's and V240's sold since their Australian debut.
my wingle have warning light and audio beep but i simply turn that off because i don't like it and i don't have habit to drive with seatbelt, especially when i go on some small routes like in store, gas station and so onsa220 said:Mico, does the Wingle and Sailor also have an audible beep as well as the speedometer light to indicate that a seatbelt is not fastened. I note ANCAP refer to "ADVANCED selt belt reminders". Perhaps a warning light only is not "advanced" in the mind of ANCAP?.
adds 260 sold in Sep figures from caradvicesa220 said:Australian sales statistics for August show 228 Great Wall Motors vehicles sold in that month. On top of the 274 sold in July, that's 502 SA220's and V240's sold since their Australian debut.
So that's 762 Great Wall SA220 and V240 utes sold in 3 months. That's pretty much on target with Ateco's original hopes to sell 3000 - 4000 vehicles in Australia in their first year, even without considering the expected forthcoming X240 (Hover) sales.foxtraner said:adds 260 sold in Sep figures from caradvice
I watched that crash test video from 'the Australian' website, it was conducted by NRMA and RTA. the reason only scored 2 stars out of 5 because V240 's airbag deployed did not prevent drivers all the damages from hitting the steerling wheel, honestly apart from that the test didn't look bad at all,
whereas the proton jumbuck crumpled driver wouldn't stand a chance of survive
and it still scored a star?
i can't post link at the moment, anyone interests in that video can go to theaustralian.news at right hand middle of the page, search for crash test
well, if you're talking about ANCAP, Hyundai Accent 2003 has 3 starssa220 said:I don't think it's a matter of a bad product. Two star NCAP rating does not mean a vehicle is bad or unsafe, despite what the uninformed media reports.
A two star car today is a safe car, and probably a safer car than any made 20 years ago. However higher rated cars have (allegedly) a higher degree of 'safety', measured in terms of occupant survival.
I personally have no issues with the GWM SA220 and V240, I think they are 'safe' for me. I dont need ESP, and I'm not particulary concerned about the airbag issue.
In 2003 I was hit whilst stationary by a moving car at 70 kph inside what would now be a one star car (1999 Hyundai Excel, no airbags) and in 2009 I was broadsided when doing 80 kph in a now 2 star car (2003 Hyundai Accent front airbags only) by another car who failed to stop at an intersection. I walked away from both with no injuries although both cars were writeoffs.
Unfortunately media like drive.com.au determine that a lower rating means unsafe, when that is not actually the case.
I'm reliably informed that under the current 2009 ANCAP testing procedures, the 2003 Hyundai Accent would only get 2 stars.superidler said:well, if you're talking about ANCAP, Hyundai Accent 2003 has 3 stars