GWM announces its toughest ever Ute is available to buy in Australia soon.
GWM is bolstering the Ute model range with the introduction of the Cannon-XSR, a top-of-the-line variant which adds extra rugged flavour and increase off-road capability via new additions.
Notably, the Cannon-gains a new part-time 4WD system, offering selectable 2WD and 4WD modes (High and Low), coupled with front and rear locking differentials. The Cannon-XSR further introduces exclusive features to the GWM Ute lineup, such as Crawl Mode and Turn Assist by Braking.
Other additions are a passive front stabilizer “for superior handling”. Additionally, it boasts an underbody chassis guard, along with unique fender guards, a snorkel, new front grille, an extended sports bar running down the side of the rear tub. Both front and rear bumpers are made of steel, further bolstering the vehicle’s toughness for off-roading. A sunroof is optional.
Unique on the model are a new 18-inch alloy wheel design in black, wrapped by 265/65 R18 All-Terrain tyres. Red brake calipers add a distinctive design element although the items themselves are unchanged in diameter.
The powertrain of the Cannon-XSR remains consistent with the rest of the GWM Ute range, featuring a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine paired with a ZF 8-speed transmission that produces 120kW and 400Nm.
Keeping in line with GWM’s current Ute pricing structure, the XSR undercuts potential rivals like the Nissan Navara Pro-4x and Toyota Rogue, starting from $51,490 Driveaway for ABN buyers and $52,990 Driveaway for private buyers. Pearl White is a no-cost option while Crystal Black, Pittsburgh Silver, Sapphire Blue, and Scarlet Red are available at an additional cost of $595.
The Cannon-XSR comes loaded, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated leather-appointed seating, power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, a 7.0-inch color instrument cluster, a 9.0-inch LCD touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, wireless charging, an automatic anti-glare rear-view mirror, multiple power outlets, and front and rear USB ports.
Safety is bolstered with an advanced driver-assistance suite including including a center airbag, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Centre Keep (LCK), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPMS), rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree around-view camera.
The GWM Ute comes with the brand’s 7-year/unlimited km warranty, 5 years of roadside assistance, and 5 years of Capped Price Servicing.