Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors has introduced a turbodiesel engine to its H5 SUV range in South Africa, bringing the number of H5 models available to six.
Badged as the H5 2.0 VGT, the new engine makes 110kW and 310Nm - which GWM reckons is equivalent to naturally-aspirated three-litre engines in the same segment.
The oil-burner was developed independently by GWM, is mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed auto, and is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 derivatives.
The 1996cc engine meets Euro 4 emission standards with CO2 levels quoted as 199g/km for the manual and 240 for the automatic. Average fuel consumption is claimed at seven litres per 100km.
Technology in the new turbodiesel includes dual overhead camshafts, a high-pressure common-rail variable-geometry turbocharger (VGT) and NVH noise control.