GWM have launched the new C20R compact hatchback based on the C10 to boldly take on the crossover segment. We will be reviewing the car later this month - for the moment this is the latest information available from the company.
Power and Fuel consumptionThe GWM C20R is equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) which helps produce 77kW of power at 6000 rpm and 138Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. Power flows to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.
GWM claims the fuel consumption is a combined cycle figure of 7.7-litres, with CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.
Sporty chic designThe dashing new model is stylised with a striking stout new grille, a new air-dam with integrated foglights, black wheel arches and roof rails, as well as a sports SUV-themed front and rear skid plates in contrasting silver. GWM will also sell the C20R with standard 16-inch alloy wheels and a raised suspension giving the car a ground clearance of 172 mm.
The C20R will be offered locally in a range of colours including fashionable orange, ocean blue, maple red, pearl black, sky silver and titanium white.
Interior FeaturesInside, the car is fitted with a driver adjustable seat and steering wheel, air-conditioning, electric power steering, electric window and mirror adjustment, remote audio controls, height-adjustable headlamps, rear-park assist and a radio/CD/MP3 sound system with auxiliary and USB inputs.
The boot features a handy double-floor design and the rear seats can not only fold forward, but also offer reclining and fore/aft sliding functionality. Rounding off the sporty theme is aluminium-look pedals, cylindrical instrumentation and the curvy fascia.
Safety features include standard dual front airbags as well as ABS with EBA and EBD, remote central locking, Isofix and child lock protection, and an alarm/immobiliser.
GWM C20R Price in South AfricaGWM C20R Compact Crossover – R154 900
The C20R is available with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and, for the first time on a GWM in South Africa, a three-year or 45 000km service plan.