News

01
December
2016

Find a Stylish New Bakkie for Sale at GWM

Black Friday has come and gone and across South Africa shoppers flocked to different stores to take advantage of the incredible specials which were on offer. However, even though November 25 has passed, and most of the specials are over, there is still good news for motorists who are looking for bakkies for sale. GWM has an incredible range of vehicles on offer and all at affordable prices. So, if you are looking for a stylish new set of vehicles, then visit your nearest dealership and take a look at the bakkies for sale.

On the showroom floor

GWM has an impressive range vehicles on offer. Some of these include:

• M4 – from R189 900
• Steed 5 – from R189 900
• Steed 5E – from R234 900
• Steed 6 – from R299 900

Each bakkie model has a unique design and comes with safety and security features as well as a range of comfort and entertainment options, all aimed at making your journey a pleasant one. Aside from offering reliable and stylish vehicles, GWM also provides all-round service, including customer care, warranty and service plans and roadside assist.

With the holiday season almost upon us, now is the ideal time to look at getting a new vehicle, especially if you are planning on going away for the holidays. GWM bakkies are built for endurance and designed to handle long hauls. These stylish vehicles are ideal for camping adventures and they are certainly not shy when it comes to having to cross rough terrain.

Find a GWM dealership near you

GWM has accredited dealerships situated across the country, so if you are looking for bakkies for sale in Gauteng, you will easily be able to find a branch near you. You can also visit GWM’s website to find branches in other provinces. So, even if you are searching for bakkies for sale in Cape Town, you will be able to find a professional dealership to assist you.

If you are looking to find a vehicle which suits your lifestyle, contact your nearest GWM dealership and book a test drive today.

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10
November
2016

Prices for the GWM Steed 5E Remain Constant for 18 Months

November got off to a rough start for motorists across the country as the petrol price increased once again. Unfortunately, vehicle owners will now have to dig a little deeper in order to fill their tanks which means they will have to readjust their budgets, especially if they are going on holiday during December. However, even though the fuel price never remains stable, there is one thing motorists can always count on. And that is constant service and affordable new bakkie prices from GWM.

Tough to beat

With inflation, the fluctuating exchange rate and the devastating drought wreaking havoc on the economy, it has been a rough year for consumers. As a result, a majority of people are expecting new bakkie prices in South Africa to be rocketing through the roof. This is definitely not the case as far as GWM is concerned and, over the last 18 months, the price of the GWM Steed 5E has remained the same.

Additional benefits from GWM

Aside from keeping their prices the same for new bakkie specials over the last several months, GWM is also giving their customers more with the Spring Service Campaign. If you take your vehicle to be serviced, you will receive a R280 discount. In addition to this, any maintenance repair, on your vehicle, which costs more than R570, will also result in a R280 discount. If you are planning on going away on holiday in December, it is advisable that you have your car serviced before you hit the road. Fortunately, the Spring Service Campaign is running until November 30 (terms and conditions apply), so there is more than enough time for you to book your vehicle in before you head off to relax and put your feet up.

Visit your dealership today

With their professional assistance, affordable new bakkie deals and Spring Service Campaign, GWM is helping motorists reach their chosen destination safely. The petrol price might be putting a dent in your wallet, but a new reliable set of wheels doesn’t have to.

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07
November
2016

4x2 vs 4x4 Pros and Cons

So, you’re looking up 4x4 and 4x2 bakkies for sale and you aren’t sure which is better for you. Well, we’re here to help.

When it comes to the question of 4x2 vs 4x4, there may not be a clear-cut answer. This is because everything depends on your primary purpose for the vehicle. But, having said that, we’ll give you a few details about each that will hopefully help you make a decision.

What You Get from a 4x2 Car or Bakkie

A 4x2 car or bakkie has four wheels (as you would expect). However, only two of these wheels are driven by the engine. The other two spin as a result of the motion of the vehicle. The driven wheels can either be the forward or rear wheels, though front wheel drive tends to lend itself to stability.

What You Get from a 4x4

A 4x4 vehicle has what is referred to as four-wheel drive. This means that each of the four wheels receives power from the engine. These vehicles feature a ‘low range’ of gears, which helps the axle spin at lower than normal RPM.

4x2 vs 4x4

One of the definite pros of 4x2 bakkies for sale is fuel economy. It stands to reason that powering fewer wheels would consume less petrol. And, speaking of costs, 4x2 vehicles save on a few fronts. Their initial sale price is usually lower, as are their maintenance costs as there are fewer parts to maintain.

As for the cons, you might find that the resale value for a 2x4 is lower. In addition, these cars or bakkies get stuck easier in mud or over difficult terrain as there are fewer wheels receiving power.

One of the obvious pros of 4x4s is that this is far less likely to happen as a result of their low range gears and four-wheel drive. Also, the resale value of 4x4s tends to be higher.

Having said that, the initial price might be high as well. In addition, the maintenance costs can be more on account of the higher amount of working parts.

Which Is Better?

When weighing up the 4x2 vs 4x4 pros and cons it is important to keep an eye on what you most require the vehicle for. If you are likely to be staying away from treacherous roads and need less low-speed brunt, perhaps a 4x2 is for you. Alternatively, if you can see a lot of off-roading in your future, it might be worth it to opt for a 4x4 and look forward to the higher resale value.

Whichever you choose hopefully the above information helped you figure out which of the two choices is the better one for you. And, if you need further help deciding, we’d be more than happy to oblige, so contact us today!

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07
November
2016

Steed 6 Review Leaves Lasting Impression

The first impression is always utterly important, but it fades once the details are discovered. The lasting impression is made from endless observations of the details that are invisible to the naked eye during the initial impression. The details that linger are the ones that last.

So, what lasting impression does the new GWM Steed 6 4x4, a model that was voted the best bakkie of 2015 by Bakkie & Truck Magazine, make? To find out the lasting impression, the details need to be uncovered in the Steed 6 specs.

Design

As with any new models on the automotive market, first impressions are measured by the attention placed on the styling. The simple fact of how it looks is deemed far more important than other criteria. And the GWM Steed 6 review is positive.

Its bold, louvred grille and accentuated wheel arches gives it a powerful stance that demands attention. The visual appeal added by the integrated LED strips, high-intensity projector-style headlamps and a finely sculpted lower airdam ensures the GWM Steed 6 4x4 looks at home anywhere.

Comfort and entertainment

The European inspired facia accentuated by the two-tone black and grey details gives the impression of luxury. Soft touches remind the driver of the quality of materials used, from the leather covered seats and dashboard to the treated plastic buttons.

Multi-function steering wheel, trip computer and cruise control come standard, along with Bluetooth and height-adjustable driver’s seat. Auto wipers and full house leather upholstery can be found on the flagship Xscape model.

Power and economy

The Steed 6 4x4 comes fitted with GWM's 2,0-litre VGT engine. This powerhouse delivers 105 kW and 305 Nm of torque through a six-speed manual transmission. This translates into a manageable power output and an economical combined fuel cycle of 8,8 L/100 km.

Adding to the Steed 6 specs is the standard rear-differential lock that will come in handy when road turns into an adventure.

Is it expensive?

Retailing from R299 000 makes the Steed 6 for sale one of the best bargains on the market. All Steed 6 models are backed by GWM's comprehensive 5-years/100 000 km warranty and 2-years/24-hour roadside assistance. An optional 5-years/60 000 km service plan is also available.

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07
November
2016

Go on Holiday in Style with a GWM M4

The end of the year is only a few weeks away and already people are getting into the festive spirit and starting to plan their December holiday. If you are traveling somewhere local, you probably have already booked your accommodation and made a list of items which you need to take with you. However, have you considered how you will be traveling to your holiday destination? If not, why not take a look at a GWM M4 for sale and arrive at your location in comfort and style.

GWM M4 specs and features

Aside from coming in four vibrant colours (Titanium White, Jazz Red, Sky Silver and Fashionable Orange), the GWM M4 offers a range of specs and features, each one designed to ensure that wherever you go, your journey will be a pleasant one. Some of these features include:


For convenience and comfort

• Air conditioning • Cruise control • Power steering • Electric windows • Electric mirrors • Remote audio controls

For safety and security

• Dual SRS airbags at the front • ABS with EBD • Immobiliser • Isofix child seat mountings • Rear door child locks • Remote central locking • Adjustable safety belts

Despite being more compact compared to other small crossovers, the GWM M4 is a practical vehicle for everyday use as well as those special occasions (like holidays) when you might have to travel over long distances. With an impressive 310 litres of boot space at your disposal, you won’t have to stress about packing lightly or not having enough room to fit all of your family’s luggage. If you need any additional space, then the rear seat, which is split 60:40, can be folded down to accommodate your needs. The M4 also offers plenty of legroom as well so your family can stretch out in comfort for those long journeys.

GWM M4 price

When considering a new car, price is always a major deciding factor. However, by going through a reliable dealership, you will find the GWM M4 and all its incredible features at the right price. Of course, if you are still not convinced that this is the right vehicle for you, go online and take a look at the GWM M4 review and let the facts speak for themselves.


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07
November
2016

New Bakkie Prices: Are They Affordable?

New Bakkie Prices: Are They Affordable?

Simply put, no. The consumer is under increasing pressure every single day. This is more so than not the case for South African consumers. A weakening currency caused by political uncertainty, struggling trade and increased worker disputes all contribute their fair share in pressuring the South African consumer.


This becomes clearer when you look at the increasing new bakkie prices in South Africa. New bakkie deals can easily set one back over a quarter of a million, and it doesn’t get cheaper when one looks at new bakkie specials.


Sure, many of the new bakkies for sale do come with financial structuring support, but it comes in the form of a balloon payment that will linger over your bank account for years to come. Simply put, new bakkies are getting too expensive. Looking at the new bakkie prices seen on the local automotive market, one wonders how much debt the South African consumer is actually in.


This view is shared in other countries too. Although the US has the luxury of a more affordable baseline price for all their vehicle and fuelling, the global price increase of metal and manufacturing saw them, along with Europe and Asia, increase the prices across the board. Many automotive brands, including GWM, are looking to other methods of manufacturing and material production to keep prices as low as possible.


Considering the economic pressures endured by nearly every facet of the South African consumer market, expecting the automotive market to remain affordable is a pipeline dream… Unless of course you consider the new GWM Steed range. GWM proudly boasts the fact that prices across the GWM range have remained stable for 18 months and counting. And with market leading features available at entry level prices, the GWM Steed looks like the bargain of the century.


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04
November
2016

The Steed 5E Explores New Pastures

Owning a bakkie, much like the GWM Steed 5E, is both a privilege and pleasure. Having the ability to venture off the beaten track without a moment’s hesitation while safe in the knowledge that you will remain cocooned in luxury is just perfect.

Since the Steed 5 facelift made its debut, the automotive market played witness to the introduction of a model that not only measures up to the elite but makes it affordable for consumers. This certainly was a welcome breath of fresh air.

The Steed 5 4x4 was just the right model the bakkie segment needed. Something that is powerful enough to lug around heavy loads, durable enough for tougher roads and comfortable enough to take to church on Sundays. With a wide range of specs and accessories, the Steed 5 has certainly set a benchmark for other bakkies on the market.

So, what makes the Steed 5 4x4 so special?

Simple. It introduces elite features at an affordable price to a tight nipped consumer market that is currently under financial strain. Some of these Steed 5 accessories include Bluetooth, ABS and EBD, dual airbags and a multi-function steering wheel.

Although luxuries are valued, the true measure of a bakkie’s success is how it performs as a workhorse. Camping trips, helping a friend move house, delivering the new fridge from the shop, this is where a bakkie should shine.

And the GWM Steed5 facelift model does this exceptionally well. Designed to be tough and reliable, the Steed 5 4x4 is more than a pretty face.

Great! But what about the fine print?

GWM looks to deliver exceptional value to the local consumer market, which is why the Steed 5 facelift boasts GWM’s comprehensive 5-years/100 000 km warranty and 2-years/24-hour roadside assistance. An optional 5-years/60 000 km service plan is also available.

That’s phenomenal considering the Steed 5 4x4 Double Cab retails from only R189 900.

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04
November
2016

GWM South Africa: Tips for Off-Road Driving and the Best GWM Cars for the Job

Many people buy GWM cars because of their brilliant features, sleek designs, and the affordable and very attractive GWM prices. Some, however, contact GWM SA looking for purpose-built off-roading machinery. And, even discounting the GWM specials, this is a wise move.

The reason for this is the fact that GWM motors are built for rugged outdoor use and can stand up to anything. So, whether you are in a GWM SUV or one of the ultra-tough GWM bakkies, you know that your off-roading experience is going to be an adventure – and for all the right reasons.

You can count on GWM motors to power you through the great outdoors. But, just to make sure that you are as up to the task as the GWM SUV or bakkie you are driving, here are a few off-roading tips.

GWM SA: How to Drive Off-Road

Given that some people attend advanced classes when learning to drive off road, we aren’t going to try to teach you everything about the practice in this article. We will, however, give you a few tips to get you started, just to make sure that your excursions stay as safe as possible.

So, with that in mind, here are some of the basics for off-road driving:

Don’t Be a Hero

Don’t go off road trying to impress anyone. This could lead you to making bad decisions just because you are worried about looking less than brave. Forget all of this. Never be afraid to turn around and find another route if the one you are on looks treacherous. Being cautious is better than rolling your vehicle while trying to be a hero.

Take It Slowly

Hitting obstacles like rocks and fallen trees at speed is likely to do damage to your vehicle. And, while GWM bakkies are built tough, they aren’t impervious to high speed collisions. This is why it is best to go slowly and ease over obstacles, letting the suspension work the way it was intended to work.

Aim Low

The lower gears in your transmission have more torque, making them better for off-roading. Having to negotiate steep inclines, low-grip surfaces, and obstacles is far better handled in lower gears.

Relieve the Pressure

High tyre pressures may be better for fuel economy, but they don’t do you any favours when you are off-roading. This is because highly inflated tyres are more likely to bounce, which you definitely don’t want. You want your tyres to absorb the shocks offered by the uneven surfaces and help you grip the loose terrain. This is achieved through lowering your vehicle’s tyre pressure.

GWM South Africa: The Best Tool for the Job

You might like trundling down a country lane or you may prefer venturing out into the unknown and forging your own path. Whatever your choice, you need the right tool for the job. Fortunately GWM has the right vehicle to suit your needs.

Whether it’s an SUV or a thoroughbred bakkie, you’ll find what you need in our showrooms. And, with GWM prices being what they are (and GWM specials seeing vehicles go for a steal), you’ll definitely get lots of bang for your buck.

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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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22
September
2016

GWM Cars Review the Safety Regulations

GWM Cars Review the Safety Regulations

When looking at purchasing a new car, you might stumble upon a few models that strike your fancy. Various deals, such as GWM cars for sale, present you with a range of options that are designed to give you the best vehicle befitting of your budget.

The question is, do all automakers make sure they give you the best deal possible? Here is why GWM cars for sale is an option you should consider.

The automotive industry has to comply with several rules and regulations set out by automotive safety federations. Organisations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US sets out and enforces certain safety standards that automakers are expected to meet.

These safety standards include having the vehicle’s chassis pass several stringent crash tests, ensuring occupants have the best possible chance of survival. Airbags and seatbelts are among the systems that needs to be included for a vehicle to pass.

The NHTSA also considers several other design aspects, from the height of the headlight to the width of the exhaust outlet. All these components ensure that each vehicle produced meets the standard health and safety requirements.

Automakers do a great deal to ensure their vehicles meet stringent rules and regulations set out by international automotive federations, and none so more than GWM. All the GWM cars review processes undergo strict investigation, assessment and analysing when produced.

No vehicle is distributed to accredited dealerships without passing the strict quality tests overseen by GWM’s production management.

However, the quality checking process does not stop with the automaker. Institutions, like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) provides consumer information on the safety of new cars.

Although this process is a complex and expensive undertaking for each automaker, GWM is proud of the fact that GWM cars prices remain among the most affordable in each of their respective segments.

Consumers looking at GWM cars for sale will be supported by GWM's comprehensive 5-years/100 000 km warranty and 2-years/24-hour roadside assistance. An optional 5-years/60 000 km service plan is also available.

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21
September
2016

GWM M4 Review: Beauty Meets Beast

GWM M4 Review: Beauty Meets Beast

Ever since its instruction at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show, the GWM M4 1.5 has impressed with its sleek styling and rugged persona. It was truly the beautiful beast in the crossover segment. So how does the updated GWM M4 2016 measure against its predecessor?

Although beauty is measured in the moment, each GWM M4 review came to similar conclusions. The GWM M4 1.5 can again be dubbed one of the most stylish crossovers in its segment.

The beauty

The black bumper and side sills flow effortlessly from the presented silver grill detail. Rugged looks covered in an elegant tuxedo. The ‘floating roof’ effect is accentuated by the blackened pillars, creating a space for the roof racks that is both fluent and functional. Sharp edged headlights dominated the front persona with the fog lights completing the overall form.

Form flowing function continues when entering the cabin as luxurious leather and premium stitching meets an elegant piano black facia that subdues the busy world into a calming assurance of pristine quality.

Interaction with beautifully detailed design can be kept to a minimum as Bluetooth enables the driver to keep connected at all times. The multi-function steering wheel and easily reachable centre console ensure that the driver can remain focused at the job at hand, with each function at a safe distance.

The beast

The GWM M4 1.5 engine boasts an economical combined fuel cycle of 7.1 L/100 km. Impressive when considering the engine output. The stylish GWM M4 2016 is powered along by 71 kW and 135 Nm.

This power output comes in handy when you take the GWM M4 2016 onto the outskirts of town where the terrain becomes challenging. The GWM M4’s raised ride height of 183 mm is enough to keep going even when nature prefers you don’t.

The fairytale

Each GWM M4 1.5 owner can drive safe in the knowledge that they are being looked after. The GWM M4 2016 is backed by GWM's comprehensive 5-years/100 000 km warranty and 2-years/24-hour roadside assistance. An optional 5-years/60 000 km service plan is also available.

At a retail price starting from only R189 900, the GWM M4 2016 is certainly a remarkable story.

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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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09
September
2016

Three Reasons Why SUV Cars Are Growing in Popularity

Three Reasons Why SUV Cars Are Growing in Popularity

There appears to be a growing trend in South Africa that is seeing the rise in popularity of SUV cars, particularly small SUVs and crossovers. What exactly is it about SUVs that makes them so appealing to the South African driver?

The advantages of driving an SUV

The major benefits when making a SUV comparison with your average sedan or hatchback, is that an SUV seems to offer the modern urbanite a greater sense of comfort, safety and versatility when driving on South African roads.

To understand the advantages that a crossover or SUV for sale in South Africa has over other cars on the market, let’s take a look at each of these driving perks in more detail.

Comfort

The larger interiors of the SUV are an obvious benefit when it comes to comfort. The extra seating capacity makes these vehicles the ideal family car as not only can you accommodate more people, but you can do so without sacrificing on the modern style and look of the vehicle. These cars still look both suave and powerful on the road.

Safety

Sitting higher in the vehicle, the SUV offers greater visibility, not just for yourself, but you are also more visible to other cars on the road. Another advantage of the car sitting higher above the ground is the benefit of being able to safely drive over debris and small objects on the road, with minimal damage – a great advantage considering the condition of some urban roads in South Africa.

Versatility

The first benefit of versatility when it comes to SUVs in South Africa and perhaps the leading reason why this sort of vehicle has become so popular is the ability of the driver to not only have comfort and safety in their urban environment, but to also have the ability to take those advantages off-road, into the country and escape into more the more quiet and beautiful surroundings of nature.

The additional space offered by an SUV also allows you to convert a passenger vehicle into a useful cargo vehicle should the need arise.

Aren’t these cars more expensive and heavier on fuel?

They can be, however, there are many makes and models to choose from that are no more expensive than your average sedan or hatchback, but still offer all the attractive and rugged advantages.

The GWM M4 is arguably the most affordable stylish, sporty SUV South Africa has to offer. This compact SUV is packed with all the features needed from your ideal crossover and is certainly an option you need to consider when making your SUV comparisons.

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