Haval/GWM Cars

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SA Market’s Biggest Winners & Losers of 2019

The big winners

Haval/GWM

2018 market share: 0.18%

2019 market share: 2.1%

Ever since the Chinese SUV brand officially took over GWM's local operations (previously it was imported through the Imperial group), it has begun to make real inroads in the South African market. It has begun to challenge the esteemed and long-standing brands with its H2 and H6 and, with the introduction of the H9, made its first appearance in the final round of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank (in the Adventure SUVs category).

 

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Life after Covid-19 | Are we ready for a new Chinese bakkie just months after lockdown?

Great Wall Motors (GWM) will have a mighty task on hand when its new P Series double cab bakkie arrives in South Africa later this year.

Not for just any reason, but Covid-19 - or coronavirus, as it’s more commonly known.

Hailing from China, the virus swept across the globe and brought every economy to its knees. Businesses were forced to close their doors, while others had to permanently close shop. It’s a bad situation and one that also had severe implications on the automotive sphere.

 

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Life after Covid-19 | Are we ready for a new Chinese bakkie just months after lockdown?

Great Wall Motors (GWM) will have a mighty task on hand when its new P Series double cab bakkie arrives in South Africa later this year.

Not for just any reason, but Covid-19 - or coronavirus, as it’s more commonly known.

Hailing from China, the virus swept across the globe and brought every economy to its knees. Businesses were forced to close their doors, while others had to permanently close shop. It’s a bad situation and one that also had severe implications on the automotive sphere.

Think it will do decently. Hilux and ranger will probably get a price increase soon so people will be forced to look at cheaper options.
 

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Think it will do decently. Hilux and ranger will probably get a price increase soon so people will be forced to look at cheaper options.
Mostly agree but I don't think it will be a large deal cheaper like for like. Something like R10k to R15k offhand.
 

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It won't work, too much chrome on the grille, that is so outdated, they need to revise that in line with the trends.
 

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'One of the most beautiful double cab bakkies I have ever seen' - Readers respond to GWM's new P Series

Following our story of GWM launching their new P Series double cab bakkie in South Africa, Wheels24 readers stepped up to the plate and gave their two cents on the matter.

While some of the feedback were only one-word responses, others were quite detailed and comprehensive. It's the latter we’ll share today, as they are direct and to the point.

But first, a recap of the P Series.

This new bakkie is Great Wall Motor’s answer to the very popular Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. It comes fitted with a host of standard features that the automaker hopes will make it a hit in the leisure segment of the bakkie market.

As such, the P Series is built on the Haval H9’s platform, which, we believe, will give it a ride quality akin to that of an SUV.

The P Series will be powered a solitary engine: a turbocharged 2.0-litre motor that produces 140kW and 360Nm. An eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox sends power to all four wheels. It is believed the bakkie will be fitted with three differential locks, which should give it a serious advantage in off-road conditions.

 
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