Great Wall Motor Company Limited finally released its new P-Series bakkie, raising the profound competition in South Africa’s bakkie market. You must be wondering whether this new Chinese model will stand any chance against the steamrolling brands flooding the roads.
The GWM P-Series LT has top notch technology, luxurious interior and nicely added features. The company is known for serving lower end vehicles in the segment, but with what it offers, it packs quite a punch for its price. This bakkie stretches further in all areas than that of the competition with a sizable 5410 mm long, 1886 mm tall, 1934 mm wide and a 3230 mm wheelbase.
|Vehicle Type (SUV, Sedan, Hatch, Bakkie, Bus)||Bakkie|
|Retail Price (New)||R554,900|
Features of vehicle
|Transmission||8-speed ZF automatic|
GWM has introduces an innovative 360-degree view visioned via 4 cameras giving an extra level of safety. This is quite necessary maneuvering around cramped gaps. On top of that is the standard reverse-review parking guidelines. Surprisingly the bakkie is equipped with technology that normally only comes in higher price points. Lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-centre keeping, traffic-sign recognition and rear cross-traffic alert is included. Safety is a big priority from GWM adding 7 total airbags and an autonomous emergency braking function with pedestrian detection. The infotainment offers the standard Android Auto and Apple Carplay and Bluetooth telephony on a 9-inch framed touchscreen.
With the power The GWM P-Series LT contains, it can be adjusted via the centre console offering Normal, Eco and Sport driving modes. With Sport offering the best performance during off-road adventures. On bumpy roads the parts shuffle around as you go, It seems that GWM had to cut corners somewhere for this price point.
Is The GWM P-Series LT For You?
The new bakkie is certainly a storm to contend with. Outmatching the Ranger and Hilux in interior design and technology at this ludecrously low price. Even hardcore brand enthusiests from Toyota and Ford are considering the change.
If you’re looking for a 5 seater carrier with a powerful engine, all the standard infotainment features, 360-degree camera view, off-road capacity at entry level bakkie range then you’re come to the right place. Then this bakkie gets the job done in comfort. The bakkie market is a competitive one, but if you can get your hands on the P-Series LT for over R300 000 cheaper than that of the competition of similar luxury, its definately worthwide. Usually starter farmer or any beginner outdoors business requireing a sturdy ride, this vehicle is in the top 3.
How to insure Your New GWM P-Series LT Bakkie?
You have finally bought the car of your dreams, the P-Series LT. This painstakingly beautiful car that just screams with cool factor. But now you realise how much you have spent and are wondering how you are going to insure your new bakkie?
One of the best places to get car insurance and compare car insurance quotes is with a broker. An insurance broker has access to and is in contact with various different car insurance providers. They can help you with many of your questions and find the best product for you and your car!
Talk to a broker today!