GWM South African has added a 1,5-litre turbopetrol version of the H6 SUV to its local line-up. At the same time, the company has also announced longer warranties for both H6 models as well as a standard 5 years/60 000 km service plan.
Aligned with the current trend of engine downsizing, the company’s new GW4G15B powerplant delivers the performance of a larger, naturally aspirated engine, but without the accompanying fuel consumption penalty. The engine delivers 105 kW at 5 600 rpm and 210 Nm of torque from 2 200 to 4 500 rpm. Power goes to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
“Given the local popularity of compact SUVs at around the R300 000 mark, the arrival of the H6 1,5T is of big importance to GWM South Africa,” says Warren Olsen, COO of GWM SA. “It competes in a fiercely competitive segment, but boasts a number of features that are not generally offered by its same-price rivals. We are confident that its combination of spaciousness, premium features and economy will appeal widely,” Olsen concludes.
Model line-up and Pricing
The H6 1,5T is available through GWM’s extensive dealership network, currently boasting more than 70 outlets and service centres.
H6 2,0 TCI 4×2 manual R369 999*
H6 1,5T 4×2 manual R309 999*
Both H6 models are backed by GWM’s comprehensive 5 year/100 000 km warranty and come with a 5-years/60 000 km service plan as well as 2-years AA roadside assistance.