GWM has launched their second generation single- and double-cab bakkie derivatives as well as a SUV, all powered by fuel-injected 2.2-litre engines.
Set to be distributed amongst the more than 60 GWM dealerships spread throughout Southern Africa, the second generation vehicles are all powered by the same 2.2-litre, fuel-injected in-line four-cylinder engine, producing 78kW of power and 190Nm of torque.
The peculiarly morphed Nissan Hardbody styling, especially in the front headlight arrangement, has remained though.
Both the single and double-cab bakkies, as well as the Multi-Wagon SUV, feature five-speed manual gearboxes, 64-litre fuel-tanks and characteristically hard wearing and harsh riding unsymmetrical rear leaf spring suspension.
Utility and a generous dose of standard equipment are the key ingredients of GWM market appeal, and with all three derivates - including the double-cab bakkie and Multi-Wagon - able to take one-ton payloads, these GWMs are not shy of being worked hard.
Specification across the range is generous, even the standard single-cab bakkie featuring power steering, CD/MP3 player and electric windows as standard equipment.
The single-cab Lux and double-cab versions add air-conditioning, an adjustable steering column and mag wheels to their spec sheets, whilst the Multi-Wagon SUV features both front and rear air-conditioning.
Potential buyers are welcome to choose from a wide range of colours including Rosebud red, Taxi yellow, Bluish green and Imperial black. Utilitarian hues such as Bright white and Phantom grey are available too.
Value is strong though, with prices having remained unchanged and all models featuring a 24 hour roadside assist programme for the first 2 years/60 000km.
Single Cab standard R89 990
Single Cab Lux R102 990
Double Cab R129 990
Multi Wagon R149 990