All-new GWM Ute set to arrive this year
All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year.
Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year.
Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’.
The new GWM Ute will be offered in three trim variants in only dual-cab utility body styles, offering the Cannon, Cannon-L and tops-pec Cannon-X across the range. It will compete against stalwarts such as the Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
But output from the engine is lower than rivals. Powering the Ute is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine producing 120kW and 400Nm through either an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission mated to a four-wheel drive system – the auto a new addition in a Great Wall/GWM car.
Also new will be safety technology such as lane-keeping assist and AEB if such equipment is confirmed for the Australian market – we’re still waiting on final specs and pricing.
Inside are a variety of trims, from basic fabric to leather and a large 9.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
All will be revealed soon with the GWM Ute launching Q4 2020.