Customers looking for a spacious, family sized SUV have increasingly been forced to compromise due to the rise of new vehicle prices during 2014,” says Warren Olsen, COO of GWM South Africa.
“Compact crossovers may answer the needs of some of these buyers, but we believe there is good potential for a more spacious, well-equipped offering in the same price range.
The H5 City is based on proven underpinnings, boasts a more extensive standard features list than you may expect and, due to its size and interior packaging, offers unbeatable practicality at its price,” says Olsen.
“The H5 City is South Africa’s most affordable full-size SUV,” he says.
The H5 City boasts a revised facia design that endows it with a more upmarket ambience than the vehicle’s entry level positioning may lead you to expect.
Piano-black plastic trim is used on the centre section and door pulls, while the use of silver accenting throughout the cabin further boosts visual appeal. A new centre console features integrated twin drinks holders. The controls for the audio and climate systems have also been modernised.
Powering the H5 City is GWM’s well-proven 2,4-litre, four-cylinder 4G69 petrol engine that delivers 100 kW at 5 200 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4 000. A five-speed manual transmission sends drive to the rear wheels.
A fuel consumption figure of 10,3 L/100 km is claimed for this model.
H5 City is backed by a comprehensive five-year/100 000 km warranty and comes standard with two-year/24-hour AA roadside assistance.
A five-year/60 000 km service plan is available at any of GWM’s more than 65 dealerships.
It retails for R R244 900.