By: IOL Motoring Staff
Johannesburg - GWM's shift to upper segments of the market continues unabated with the all-new C50, which goes head-to-head with the Toyota Corolla and friends.
It's a relatively smart-looking effort that isn't a blatant copy of anything else on the market, although the shape of its door windows and the two-tier dashboard design do imply that GMW might have acquired the tooling of the previous-generation Honda Civic.
The engine is GWM's own, however, and it's also a product of the modern down-sized era. The 1.5-litre turbopetrol features variable valve timing and delivers 93kW at 5600rpm and 188Nm of twist between 2000 and 4500rpm.