IOL Motoring Staff
GWM is entering the Toyota RAV4's play pit with its all-new H6, a softroader that looks to be one of China's most sophisticated products to date.
A far cry from the bakkie-based GWM H5, the H6 is a unibody crossover that's available in 4x2 guise only and with 180mm of ground clearance for tackling dirt tracks. In size terms its 4640mm length and 2680mm wheelbase puts it somewhere between the Hyundai ix35 and Santa Fe, giving it a cabin space advantage over the lower-C-segment crossovers that it competes with on price.
Buyers will get to choose between a 1.5-litre turbopetrol and 2-litre turbodiesel engine, both mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The petrol mill, available in a few weeks from now, comes close to matching the outputs of your average normally aspirated 2-litre petrol, with 105kW developed at 5600rpm and 210Nm from 2200rpm. Claimed combined consumption amounts to 8.5 l/100km.