Budget Steed gets a facelift

2012-05-11 09:16

GWM has given its single and double-cab workhorse bakkie, the 4x2 Steed 5, a mild facelift for 2012

The bakkie's grille has been tweaked and now resembles the Chinese automaker's newer products. GWM has also increased the load bay capacity and aircon has been added as standard.

The Steed 5 single and double cabs are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.2-litre, petrol engine driving a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine is capable of 78kW at 4600rpm and a torque peak of 190Nm from 2400-2800rpm. Power-assisted steering is standard.

Tony Pinfold, GWM's South African chairman, said: “People are watching their budgets more closely than ever and farmers, small-business owners and entrepreneurs are no exception. We hope to help them work smarter through the Steed 5 2.2 getting the job done."

Steed 5 2.2 single cab - R124 990
Steed 5 2.2 double cab - R149 990

Each is sold with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and two-years of 24-hour roadside assistance.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-05-13 09:44

    The Chinese are making inroads, wonder how much it will affect the traditional sales of Toyota, Isuzu and Nissan.

      Samo Sizuyise Doit Meyiwa - 2014-08-31 13:11

      the steed body is weak that is my worry, I know it is cheaper but they need to improve it, withing 6 months you find the rust on the body

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