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GWM Steed 5 with its facelift remains the best value for money bakkie on the market

By Graeme Lund - Jun 20, 2019
GWM Steed 5 with its facelift remains the best value for money bakkie on the market

Port Elizabeth - The GWM Steed 5 has recently undergone a facelift. The initial GWM bakkies in South Africa were pure workhorses with few features.

GMW now understands that South Africans don’t just use their bakkies for work but also for play and just getting around town too and have made a number of improvements to the bakkie over the past few years.

Latest upgrades to the GWM Steed 5

The latest facelift makes the GWM more comfortable and more pleasing on the eye. The new front grille and side mirrors in particular gives the GWM a more contemporary look – a look that would be at home on a construction site as well as a shopping mall.

From a functionality point of view the remote control locking, heated rear window, power steering, radio and USB, two low tone speakers, electric windows, electric adjustable side mirrors, and electric height adjustable headlamps make the Steed 5 an easy ride.

GWM Steed 5 specs and performance

The Steed 5 has been powered by the proven 2.2-Litre petrol engine that develops 74 kW and 180 Nm of Torque for many years now. This engine is solid and reliable. The Steed 5 is also available in a 2.0 WGT diesel power train producing 78 kW and 225 Nm of torque.

Frikkie Venter, Dealer Principle at GWM and Haval in Port Elizabeth, says, “In the past 18 months the number of warranty claims that we have had for these vehicles has been incredibly low. In fact they are the lowest that I have ever experienced for any make of motor vehicle that I have worked with.”

Frikkie has worked with a number of premium vehicle brands in the past and has been dealer principle of Haval / GWM since early 2017.

This engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 9.9 L/ 100 kms.

GWM Service and warranty

All Steed 5 Single Cab models are backed by GWM's comprehensive 5 year/100 000 km warranty and comes with 5-years AA roadside assistance with service intervals of 15 000km.

Priced from R159 900, the GMW Steed offers the best value for money in the single cab, 1 ton bakkie category. To test drive GWM call 041 402 9000 or visit the dealership at 770 Govan Mbeki Ave, North End, Port Elizabeth. You can also follow them on Facebook HERE.

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