Great Wall Motors Australia has announced specs and pricing for the new GWM Ute range which has already started to arrive in showrooms.
Replacing the Great Wall Steed, the GWM Ute is priced from $33,990 drive-away and available in three trim levels: Cannon, Cannon-L and Cannon-X.
Every variant is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit that produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Currently, only the LDV T60 offers lower outputs.
Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. A rear differential lock, and disc brakes at the front and rear are also included as standard.
GWM claims all a combined consumption figure of 9.4L/100km and a braked-towing capacity of only 2250kg, well down on the 3500kg offered by mainstream rivals (update - GWM has re-homologated the Ute range and it can now tow 3000kg with a maximum downball weight of 300kg).
Dimensionally, the GWM Ute comes in at 5410mm long, 1886mm wide, 1934mm tall, with a 3230mm wheelbase.
For those wanting to go off-road, GWM says all Cannon models have an approach angle of 27 degrees, a departure angle of 25 degrees, and a breakover angle of 21.1 degrees.
While there is no ANCAP safety rating, every model is equipped with autonomous emergency braking, seven airbags, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
The new GWM Ute also gets an improved warranty with buyers getting seven-year/unlimited kilometre coverage and five years roadside assistance.
2021 GWM Ute pricing (drive-away):
Cannon – $33,990
Cannon-L – $37,990
Cannon-X – $40,990
2021 GWM Ute equipment highlights:
18-inch alloy wheels
Body-coloured bumpers, wheel arches & mirrors
Power adjustable door mirrors
LED headlights with auto on/off
Daytime Running Lights
Fog lamps with auto-steering function
Side steps
Shark fin antenna
Keyless entry
Push-button start
Comfort-Tek (Eco Leather seats)
Steering wheel controls
Paddle shifters
9.0-inch LCD touchscreen
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
3.5-inch colour instrument cluster
Power outlet for dash camera
12v power outlet
2 front USB ports & 1 rear USB port
Driver's side sunglasses storage
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Lane Change Assist
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Traffic Sign Recognition & Overspeed Alert
Vehicle Stability Control
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Reverse camera
Kerbside camera (passenger side)
Rear parking sensors
7 airbags including front centre airbag
Collision automatic unlock function
Collision automatic fuel cut function
Hill Start Assist
Hill Descent Control
Cannon-L adds
Sports bar
Chrome grille, door handles and mirrors
Auto-folding side mirrors
Roof rack
Privacy glass
‘Premium’ 18-inch alloys
Spray-in tub liner
Counterbalanced tailgate
Cargo ladder
Leather steering wheel wrap
Heated front seats and driver’s side power adjustments
Climate control with rear-seat air vents
Front parking sensors
360-degree camera
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
220V power socket
Cannon-X adds
‘Luxury’ leather seats
Tilt and slide adjustable steering
7.0-inch instrument cluster
Wireless phone charging
Power-adjustable passenger seat
Power-assist steering modes
Door open warning
Second-row 60/40 folding seat
Voice recognition
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