New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

China's budget Gonow bakkies hit SA

2007-07-18 08:40
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Gonow
Model X-Space
Engine 2.2-litre
Power 76kW
Torque 193Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual
Warranty 2-year/60 000
Price From R99 990
Gonow Auto enters the South African market with the 6-model Gonow X-Space bakkie range, which consists of three body styles with two equipment levels.

These pick-ups will be followed in October this year by three diesel-engined derivatives.

The 6-model range, which has over the last four years been developed for South African conditions, will enter the market at R94 990 for the entry level single-cab, up to R134 990 for the flagship model.

The second body style is a standard length double-cab with a standard size load box. Next in line is an extended double-cab version with a much longer load box.

All models are powered by a fuel-injected 2.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 76 kW of power between 4 200 and 4 600 r/min. Torque is 193 Nm available between 2 000 to 2 600 r/min.

All X-Space models launched are 4x2 rear-wheel drive units with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The brakes, steering and suspension are identical in all models - dual-circuit vacuum assisted hydraulic brakes with load sensing front discs and drums at the rear; power assisted hydraulic rack and pinion steering; independent front suspension with torsion bar spring and leaf springs at the rear.

Body styles

The single-cab entry level X-Space has the biggest load box of the three derivatives, measuring 2 385x1 470x440 mm on the inside. This translates to a loading capacity of 1 025kg, making it a full 1-ton payload.

In standard guise the single-cab equipment includes a radio/tape, remote central locking, 6-stud alloy wheels with 215/75R15 rubber, air-conditioning, power steering, side protection beadings, PVC floor covering, adjustable steering wheel, head rests, fog lamps, digital odometer, sun visor mirrors and a leather gear knob.

The luxury version has additional features including a radio/CD, electric windows and side mirrors, leather seats, colour coded rear bumper and a leather-clad steering wheel.

Both double-cabs have a loading capacity of 1 025 kg - the same as that of the single-cab - with the load box on the standard double-can measuring 1 480x1 470x440mm.

The full vehicle length of the double-cab is identical to that of the single-cab and comes in at 5 180 mm.

More space

Inside the double-cab versions have the same standard equipment as that of the single-cab versions, with aluminium side steps added to the bigger passenger cabin versions (standard and extended double-cab).

The two double-cab bakkies have identical 5-seater passenger cabins in standard and luxury equipment levels.

The difference as far as the extended wheel-base is concerned, comes with the size of the 1-ton load box.

The X-Space double-cab LWB comes with a 1 835x1 470x440 mm load box, extending the overall vehicle length to 5 535 mm. The much longer load box allows for the safe and easy transport of bulkier loads weighing it at no more than 1 025 kg.

The remainder of the standard equipment is identical for the standard and luxury double-cab versions.


  • Standard Single Cabin Pickup Truck 2.2i: R94 990
  • Luxury Single Cabin Pickup Truck 2.2iL: R102 990
  • Standard Double Cab Pickup truck 2.2i: R122 990
  • Luxury Double Cab Pickup truck 2.2iL: R129 990
  • Standard LWB Double Cab Pick up truck 2.2iX: R127 990
  • Luxury LWB Double Cab Pickup truck 2.2iXL: R134 990

    Gonow Auto SA offers a 2 year/60 000 km warranty with different service plan options available at additional cost.


    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.