Great Wall Motors have a great reputation and constantly delivers reliable cars at a great value.
The new GWM Ute, also known as the GWM Cannon, has upped the antics and is not only affordable but is a dual-cab 4×4 Ute that has made significant improvements on previous models.
If you think you are a tough guy and you want a car to represent that, then look no further than the new GWM Ute Cannon.
The GWM Ute melds a bulky front grille with high wheel arches and a stylish finish that is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
How much does the 2021 GWM Ute Cost?
The new GWM Ute has improved on previous GWM Utevariants, but it remains an affordable car. The different GWM Ute variants come in at different costs, with the Cannon priced from $33,990, the Cannon-L from $37,990, and the top-tier Cannon-X from $40,990.
Technology included in the GWM Ute
The technology on offer in even the base model will not disappoint.
It comes with keyless entry and a push button start, making it easy for any GWM Ute Cannon owner to get going.
The all new GWM Ute also comes with a large format multimedia touchscreen which is enabled for Apple CarPlay Android Auto.
The 9-inch infotainment screen is also used for climate control and to view the 360-degree camera.
The GWM Ute features technology to make your drive as easy as possible.
Front and rear parking sensors will help you ease into parking spots, while the premium “eco-leather” adjustable front seats will help you stay comfortable.
There are also several USB ports for charging devices.
GWM brings this world class technology together with practicality. On the exterior, LED headlights will light up the road, while the European designed cabin will keep you comfortable.
This seemingly tough GWM Ute also comes with safety in mind.
It offers forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic tyre pressure monitoring, autonomous emergency braking, and pedestrian and cyclist detection.
It also has seven airbags to keep you safe should something go wrong.
This truly versatile vehicle commits to the GWM Haval moto of “born tough built smart”.
Engine and Transmission Stats
The Cannon comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged powerful diesel engine. Although it may sound small, it is enough to power this dual-cab ute.
GWM Haval says that the Ute produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. These figures may seem smaller than other mainstream utes, but this truck means business.
The GWM Ute is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and an on-demand four-wheel-drive system, with a mode selector.
The Ute also offers Eco-mode, which will run 4×2 / rear-wheel drive, while in Normal mode and Sport mode it will be all-wheel drive.
At low speeds on rugged terrain, the low-range transfer and rear differential locks can be used.
How smooth is the drive?
The suspension of the Cannon mimics that of other Utes, with leaf springs in the rear and an independent front suspension with double wishbones in the front.
It has four-wheel disc brakes and an electric handbrake, making it different to other vehicles in the same class. It has a towing capacity of about 3000 kg.
Don’t let the GWM Ute’s tough looks and rugged exterior fool you. The car offers a smooth ride, while the premium “eco-leather” seats will bring you comfort on the inside.
What makes the GWM Cannon a great car
The convenient features and interior space and the technology ticks all the boxes – satellite navigation, stylish interior, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and technology that encourages a high safety rating.
In terms of the engine, the GWM Haval Ute brings high quality. The diesel engine packs more punch than one would think. The GWM Ute makes it easy to go offroad or stick to the highways.
The GWM Ute brings high quality at affordable prices. Boasting perfectly balanced proportions and GWM genuine accessories, you cannot go wrong.
Depeding on what you require the truck for, you probably won’t need more than the base Cannon variant, however the top-tier Cannon-X comes with additional features for even more luxury.
GWM Haval really stepped up to compete with other utes like the Amarok or Ranger, and this car can tackle rough terrain as easily as city roads.