• Great Wall, Ireland’s newest motor brand, partners with First Auto Finance
  • Easy finance options now available for Ireland’s best value pick-up
  • Great Wall Steed offers great value, class-leading fuel economy and high specification

Great Wall Motors,Ireland’s newest motor brand, has announced the creation of a relationship with First Auto Finance Ltd., the exclusive agent in Ireland of Close Motor Finance, to provide finance packages to motorists buying new and used cars from the Great Wall Dealer network.

 “Our new retail finance options reaffirm Great Wall’s commitment to offer fantastic value to Irish consumers,”

said Neville Matthews, Managing Director of Great Motors in Ireland.

“The Steed has always represented outstanding value for money, with a low purchase price, generous equipment levels and excellent fuel economy for its class. This initiative makes the acquisition and running costs even more affordable.”

Frank Donnellan, Managing Director of First Auto Finance said, commenting on the new initiative,

“We are delighted to offer extremely competitive rates to the Great Wall Dealer network, across Ireland. Our auto finance packages offer the Irish motorist an attractive alternative by providing Great Wall Dealers with more choice, and motorists an easy and affordable way to buy the vehicle they require.”

Great Wall Motors have just announced a class-leading extended six-year/200,000 km. warranty on all Steeds purchased inIreland, underlining the company’s confidence in their product.  All Steeds feature Great Wall’s 2.0-litre 16-valve turbocharged diesel power-plant that delivers 143 bhp, with class-leading fuel economy, making it one of the most economical pick-ups currently available, (34.0 mpg combined cycle), as well as a low-range gearbox and an ‘on-demand’ four-wheel-drive system that can be selected by the driver when the terrain becomes challenging.

Image shows Frank Donnellan, First Auto Finance, Neville Matthews, Great Wall Motors, and Billy Kane, First Auto Finance, with the Great Wall Steed.

About First Auto Finance

First Auto Finance Ireland Ltd is lead by Frank Donnellan. First Auto Finance Ireland Limited is the exclusive agent inIrelandfor Close Brothers Limited Trading as Close Motor Finance. Close Brothers Limited is registered inEnglandand Wales with company number 195626 and registered office at 10 Crown Place, London EC2A 4FT.

About Great Wall

Great Wall is the market leader for SUV’s and pick-up trucks inChina. It is one ofChina’s most successful car manufacturers, building total assets of £2.7 billion and an employee base of over 42,000 people worldwide.  The company is also the only privately-owned Chinese automotive company to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

In 2011 Great Wall’s annual production capacity was expanded to 700,000 vehicles per annum with the opening of an all-new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at the coastalportofTianjin, 60 miles from Beijing.  This new plant is forecast to produce 400,000 examples of eight different Great Wall models – many of them destined for export markets.

Great Wall is making substantial investments in product development.  For example, the company is building a brand new, £500 million R&D Technology Centre close to its headquarters inBaodingCity.  The facility will occupy an area of 250,000 square metres and accommodate 5,000 engineers.