Great Wall's Chinese Revolution Rolls Into County Antrim


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LONDON – July 23, 2013: Those in the County Antrim area looking for a high-quality, high-value pick-up vehicle can now experience first-hand the new Great Wall Steed – the first Chinese vehicle to go on sale in the UK -as the manufacturer has appointed Crumlin-based John Barr Cars Ltd as an official dealer. Located near Nutts Corner in Northern Ireland, the dealership isonly 12 miles west of Belfast city centre.

Joining Great Wall’s established network of more than 50 outlets in the UK, John Barr will begin with sales of the Steed pick-up and provide owners with dedicated parts and service facilities.

John Barr Cars was founded by John Barr in 2004. A family-run business, the dealership is already well known for its quality used car sales and its service and repair centre, both of which will continue alongside its new partnership with Great Wall.

John Barr Cars’ extensive experience of operating in the local area means that the dealership has a thorough understanding of the needs of businesses and consumers in the south Antrim area. Expectations are high that the Steed pick-up will prove popular amongst trade and recreational users alike.

The generously equipped Steed is already attracting interest from buyers of both new and used pick-ups across the UK, thanks to its combination of robustness, practicality and unrivalled value, with prices starting from 13,998 (CVOTR).

Not only is it the most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick-up to buy, but it is also the most economical to run. Powered by a newly-developed 2.0-litre, 16-valve turbocharged diesel engine, the Steed delivers class leading fuel economy of 34.0 mpg (combined). It also has best-in-class insurance ratings – 7A for the Steed S and 8A for the range-topping Steed SE.

“John Barr Cars has been following the development of Great Wall in the UK closely, even prior to launch in 2012. Having evaluated the Steed first-hand, we are greatly impressed with its build quality and the aftercare and support that Great Wall offers; we strongly believe that it represents excellent value for money. We’re incredibly excited and proud to join Great Wall in the early stages of its history in the UK and to introduce the Steed to County Antrim,” says John Barr, Director at John Barr Cars.

“We see Great Wall as an exciting addition to our current business activities, and have high hopes for our partnership with the company – our combination of extensive experience and excellent customer service means we are perfectly placed to meet the needs of Great Wall customers.”

So that the buying and ownership experience of a Steed is as rewarding and trouble-free as possible, all dealers – including John Barr Cars – have committed to the ‘Great Wall Promise’ which includes inflation-proof servicing plans and free service pick-up and drop-off. All Steeds now come with asix-year / 125,000 warranty – the only vehicle in its segment to do so.

For further details about Great Wall call on 028 90825590 or visit the dealership at 36 Dundrod Road, Nutts Corner, Crumlin, County Antrim, open from 09:00 – 18:00pm Monday and Wednesday, 09:00 – 20:00pm Tuesday and Thursday, 09:00 – 17:00 Friday and 10:00 – 13:00 on Saturday.

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