If you didn’t take GWM seriously before, perhaps now is the time to review that decision. The Chinese are looking to introduce seven new models over the next year. On the stand at JIMS were five of those, including the company’s first four-door sedans launched locally in the C30 and C50. In addition to that, show goers saw the next-generation Steed bakkie, pitched as a lifestyle double cab option that will be sold alongside the current Steed 5. Down the line, we’ll get the H6 SUV replacing the H5, and the striking M4 fwd crossover, due early next year, at a price well under R200 000.
Much was made of the compact C30 sedan’s massive boot (510 litres); alongside was the bigger C50 sedan, powered by a 1,5-litre turbocharged petrol engine.