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.Image credit: GWM Pretoria