Articles tagged with: Double-Cab

18
October
2016

Single Cab vs Double Cab Bakkies

Double cab or single cab bakkies – that is the question. Both exist because they have very specific and relevant purposes. It’s not as if double cabs came out and crushed the need for single cab vehicles, a bit like CDs did to tapes. It’s not as if the only single cab bakkie for sale on the market is in the used car lots.

No, a single cab for sale stands proudly next to a double cab, confident in its own purpose-built splendour. A single cab knows that a double cab is not the next step, it’s just another member of the family. So, what is the main difference between double cab and single cab bakkies, and which one should you choose? We’ll answer that question right now.

Single Cab vs Double Cab: What is the Difference?

The most noticeable difference between a double cab and single cab bakkie for sale is, of course, the additional cabin space. A single cab has only the front seats making up the cabin, and the rest of the bakkie is devoted to storage space in the form of the loading bin. A double cab, on the other hand, has additional space inside the cabin for passengers or other items.

The compromise in the case of a double cab is the fact that less space is left available for storage in the loading bin. The additional seats inside the cabin encroach slightly on what would have been pure, unadulterated storage space. However, the back seats don’t just have to be used to transport passengers. It is also possible to place tools and other items on the back seats when the storage bin is filled to capacity. In single cabs, it isn’t always possible to transport tools when the storage bin is filled. As mentioned above, single cabs have more, pure storage room available. This means that it is possible to transport bigger loads, which could definitely accommodate tools and other items if packed well.

Which is Better?

In truth there is no right answer to this question. As mentioned, both single and double cabs exist because they each have specific purposes. This means that it is entirely up to you, the owner, and your needs. If the main reason you have for looking for a single cab for sale is the transportation of goods and equipment, you’re on the right track. Single cabs provide a bigger storage area and are thus perfect for hauling loads. If, however, you see yourself splitting your loads between goods and passengers, a double cab will probably serve you better.

Hopefully this helps you make a good decision regarding which bakkie is better. But, with the excellent vehicles available from GWM, it’s understandable why it is a tough decision. If you are still unsure as to which to choose, contact GWM today and we’ll be happy to help you decide.

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07
October
2016

Travel in Style with a Double Cab Bakkie

Travel in Style with a Double Cab Bakkie

Summer is here and with such glorious weather on the horizon, the great outdoors is beckoning. If you are planning on embarking on an adventure or an exciting road trip, then why not travel in style with a double cab bakkie?

GWM offers a range of double cab bakkies for sale, each with their own unique specs and features to make your journey a safe and enjoyable one. Although each bakkie has its own individual personality, they all have a lot in common as well, including power, safety and comfort.When looking for a double cab for sale, you can inspect models such as the Steed 5, Steed 5E and Steed 6 and find the vehicle which best suites your lifestyle.

Smooth journey

With a variety of exciting features such as power steering and air conditioning, GWM’s double cab bakkies are designed to ensure you have a comfortable and smooth journey, even if you are planning on roughing it out in the wild.

Each model is spacious, not just in terms of leg room, but there is plenty of place for you to put your luggage when you are embarking on an extended road trip or simply just going away for the weekend.

Safety first

Your safety is one of GWM’s primary concerns, therefore each double cab bakkie comes with several features designed to protect you, not just on those long journeys but also if you are just going down the road to the shops. Some of the safety features include fog lamps to increase visibility in poor weather conditions, airbags, adjustable seatbelts child safety locks.

Looking good

With its rugged and handsome looks, your double cab bakkie will not only put any Hollywood heart-throb to shame, but you will also be turning heads wherever you go.

If you are looking for a vehicle which offers comfort, safety and a wide range of other features which reflect your active lifestyle, then visit a reliable dealership see what double cab bakkie specials are on offer. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether you are planning on using a double cab bakkie for business or pleasure, because no matter where you are going, you will be going there in style.

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15
September
2016

Embark on a New Journey in a Reliable and Affordable Vehicle

Embark on a New Journey in a Reliable and Affordable Vehicle

With a driver’s licence in hand and plans to study, the world is waiting for you to go out and make your mark. As a young adult, this is an exciting time in your life, but without the right affordable car for students, the brakes might be applied to your future travels and adventures.

Whether you are working or studying, having access to your own transport is always a huge advantage. For students, finding an affordable car for sale will not only help them get from A to B, but they will be able to visit different libraries and research centres and not have the added stress of worrying about getting to class on time. The other advantage of students having access to their own cars is that it takes the effort out of having to cart around heavy books, files, study material and stationery.

When it comes to looking for affordable cars in South Africa, especially for students, the price always seems to be the main focus. However, aside from affordability, other factors which must be taken into consideration are reliability, safety and comfort. Space might also be an issue if you are planning on a carpool for other students who might not have a licence or car of their own. Also, if you are studying in another province, you might need a vehicle with space for when you transport your clothes and other items to the college or varsity campus.

At GWM there is an impressive and wide range of suitable vehicles for motorists to choose from. Each vehicle is equipped with various features to help make your journey as smooth as possible. So, whether you are a student or a working professional, when you head out into the great big world, do it in style.

Havel Motors South Africa is a subsidiary of GWM China and now they look after the GWM brand sales and after sales support in South Africa. With dealerships situated across the country, you will want to pay them a visit to find the vehicle which is right for you before you embark on a new journey.

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12
September
2016

GWM Reviews What Customers Need

GWM Reviews What Customers Need

Purchasing a new vehicle seems daunting at first. After you’ve worked out your budget and tried setting aside some money for a deposit, you face the prospect of having to browse all that is on offer.

This is simplified by understanding what exactly you want from your vehicle, what you can expect from it in the future and how it integrates with your life, all while suiting your budget. Here are a few things to consider when you are on the lookout for a new vehicle.

Model

One of the main things to consider, once you embark on the journey of purchasing a new vehicle, is understanding which model you need. Finding a model that suits your exact requirements should be the highest priority.

If you have a large family, then you should consider driving a crossover like the GWM M4. If you manage a small business or need a vehicle that can lug your equipment along, then you should look at purchasing a GWM Bakkie. You should keep family and space in mind when deciding between the single or double cab variants.

Budget

Here is where many people tend to get tangled in a web of pressured and ill-advised choices. When you budget for a car, make sure you understand all the other factors that play a part in the price such as how inflation will impact your budget, the insurance and service costs.

Luckily, your budget is safe as the GWM prices include a warranty suited to the vehicle along with roadside assistance and the option of an extended service plan. This, combined with the fact that base GWM prices remained stable in recent years, allows you to comfortably consider your options.

Customer Service

Not all are equal when it comes to service. Thus, purchasing your vehicle from the right brand means you embark on this journey on a steady foot. Make sure the brand you choose offers you assured assistance, like that offered to GWM Bakkie and M4 Crossover owners.

As stated before, each GWM includes a warranty suited to the vehicle along with the option of an extended service plan. Owners also have the luxury of having access to any and all contact details of all the GWM accredited dealerships across South Africa.

GWM Bakkie and M4 Crossover owners also have access to roadside assistance provided by the AA (Automobile Association), a reputable nationwide owner support system.

GWM Reviews

One of the many support structures available to automotive consumers is the ability the browse through numerous professional reviews. Customers aren’t just limited to information about the product itself but they also have access to additional information, like the GWM reviews of its cost for service and parts.

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06
September
2016

Double Cab for Sale: Buying New

Double Cab for Sale: Buying New

How often have you looked at the pre-owned booklet and perused over the used double bakkie for sale section? It sure does look like a collection of great deals. Low millage double cab bakkie specials and they’re all in showroom condition.

You might think that buying pre-owned is a great choice but is it always the best one? Here is why buying new is always a safe bet.

Fresh out of the box

No need for advertising that it’s in showroom condition, because it is. It’s a brand new vehicle that recently arrived at the dealership. So you are purchasing a vehicle that’s just rolled off the production line and has not been used buy another owner.

You will be the first person to enjoy all the features which the GWM double cab bakkie offers. Leather seats, multifunction steering wheel and air-conditioning. Great features that are as fresh as the air-conditioned breeze.

Tailored to your specification

When purchasing a new vehicle, you often have to make a choice between a collection of specifications. Although it seems daunting, it’s actually a real treat, especially if you look through the GWM double cab bakkie specs.

You will have the luxury of choosing the specific colour scheme, engine specification and optional extras. These features will make your model unique from the pack and will cater to all your tailored needs.

Dealer experience

One of the best experiences a person can have is the luxury of enjoying excellent customer service. This comes standard when purchasing a new vehicle, something you will regret not doing when buying that used double cab bakkie for sale from someone who won’t answer the phone after the sale.

Knowing that there is someone at the dealership which will look after you and your vehicle is a service worth paying for. Luckily for you, it comes standard with the purchase of any new GWM.

Warranty and Service plan

Every GWM double cab bakkie specs include GWM’s comprehensive 5-year/100 000 km warranty and 2-years/24-hour roadside assistance supported by the AA (Automobile Association). Along with it, you will also have the option of adding an additional 5-year/60 000 km service plan.

Buying new does come with a few perks, especially if the retail price is as affordable as the GWM Steed 5 Double Cab. See here more information on the GWM double cab bakkie specs.

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24
November
2014

GWM Launches Intensified Attack On South African Bakkie Market

GWM Steed 6

Through its high-value bakkie offerings GWM has already established itself as a significant player in the South African single- and double-cab pick-up segments. Now, with the introduction of a restructured Steed line-up that is even more in tune with South African requirements, the company is bullish about its growth prospects in what are two of South Africa's largest-volume market segments.

"The realigned Steed line-up is the result of close cooperation between GWM South Africa and Great Wall Motors in China," says Hannes Oosthuizen, Brand Manager of GWM SA. "South Africa loves bakkies, and GWM is already well-established in that regard, but with this new line-up, we will offer a model range that not only stretches wider than most, but one which is made up of variants that have been carefully specified and positioned to comply with South African consumer trends and requirements," he explains. "From the fitment of a rear differential lock as standard on some models, to the development of a new, more affordable turbodiesel engine for the local market, the revised line-up shows that GWM South Africa listens to its customers."

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30
October
2014

Kokkedoor's Nic van Wyk Sold On GWM

Kokkedoor's Nic van Wyk Sold On GWM

GWM's high-profile sponsorship of the second season of the smash-hit Afrikaans reality cooking show, Kokkedoor, also entailed supplying co-host and judge, Nic van Wyk, with an H5 2,0 VGT to drive for a year. With the sponsorship having run its course, Nic was faced with a dilemma - he had to buy a car!

His year with the H5 was, however, enough to convince him that a GWM was the way to go. As a "double-cab man", his final choice was a Steed 5 2,4 4x2. "You just can't beat the value," he explains. "I've driven many bakkies in my life and considering the Steed's capability, features and price," there's simply nothing out there that comes close. I also had great service from the GWM Helderberg branch during my year with the H5."

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14
October
2014

GWM Steed 5 Shines In Kinsey Report

Steed 5 Double Cab

GWM's popular Steed 5 Double-Cab has once again achieved a solid second place in its category in the annual Kinsey Report, which analyses the parts prices of South Africa's best-selling vehicles. In this year's report Malcolm Kinsey has investigated the service, repair and crash parts of 72 popular vehicles sold in South Africa, including GWM's Steed 5.

Competing in the Double-Cab segment along with seven other vehicles, the Steed 5 had the second most-affordable parts basket. One example of the Steed 5's parts affordability that was highlighted was the cost of a replacement driver's door window glass, which in the GWM's case costs only R326, while the same item for a popular Japanese contender demands a heady R2 170!

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