Herald Sun - Motoring - - Special Report -

GWM makes a range of Hover vari­ants and it’s ei­ther the H3 or H5 that will ar­rive around Christ­mas priced at about $25,000.

The Hover— again, the name will change to save em­bar­rass­ment— is a proper 4WD with an elec­tronic low-range gear­box.

But the ground clear­ance is only 175mm and sub­jec­tively the Mit­subishi 2.4-litre en­gine may have its work cut out in a fully laden Hover. Even without oc­cu­pants, the wagon weighs 1805kg which will tax the 100kW/160Nm en­gine. A diesel is in the pipe­line.

It’s likely the Hover will come in ini­tially as a five-speed man­ual.

Hover will at­tract peo­ple who want a sen­si­ble and struc­turally strong five-seater that’s built to a price.

Stan­dard fea­tures are ex­pected to in­clude a min­i­mum of two airbags, CD stereo, elec­tric win­dows and al­loy wheels.

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