GWM Australia has revealed pricing and (some) specification details on its all-new GWM Cannon Ute, which is due in dealer showrooms this month.
GWM has announced the line-up for its all-new GWM Cannon Ute. The all-new Chinese-built dual-cab 4X4 ute will be available in three trim levels starting at $33,990 driveaway for the base-spec variant. All models are covered by a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty with five-years roadside assist.
The GWM Cannon Ute is powered by a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine that makes a claimed 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It’s mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and a torque on demand 4X4 system with a standard rear diff lock. Unlike most 4X4 utes on the Australian market, the GWM Cannon Ute comes with four-wheel disc brakes; suspension is more conventional with a double-wishbone IFS and a live-axle rear with leaf springs. Equipment levels are high and even the base-spec variant comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, wheel arches and mirrors, LED headlights with auto on/off, DRLs, fog lights with auto steering function, side steps, keyless entry/start, Comfort-Tek (Eco Leather seats), paddle shifters, nine-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and 3.5-inch colour instrument cluster.
All variants are also packed with safety features, with all grades coming standard with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Traffic Sign Recognition & Overspeed Alert, TPMS, reverse camera, kerbside camera, rear parking sensors, seven airbags including a front centre airbag (as per the new Isuzu D-MAX and Mazda BT-50), Hill Start Assist and Hill Decent Control.
The mid-level grade, called the Cannon-L, costs $37,990 driveaway and it adds
The next model in the GWM Ute range is the Cannon-L, priced at $37,990 driveaway. It adds a sports bar, premium 18-inch alloys, spray-in tubliner, easy up/down tailgate, cargo ladder, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, six-way power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control with rear vents, front parking sensors, 360-degree view camera, chrome front grille, door handles and mirrors, electric folding door mirrors, roof rack, privacy glass and 220V power output.
The top-spec Cannon-X is priced from $40,990 driveaway, and above the Cannon-L it comes with leather seat trim, tilt and slide adjustable steering, seven-inch colour instrument cluster, wireless charging, four-way power adjustable passenger seat, power assist steering modes, door open warning, second Row 60/40 seat and voice recognition.
GWM Cannon Ute key dimensions:
Track (front) :945mm
Track (rear): 1235mm
Ground clearance: 194mm (laden)
Approach angle: 27°
Departure angle: 25°
Ramp breakover angle: 21.1° (unladen)