Up­dated GWM M4 to in­clude all bells and whis­tles

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

FOL­LOW­ING global sales suc­cess with the model in more than 11 coun­tries, GWM re­cently launched an up­dated GWM M4 1,5-litre compact SUV in the South African mar­ket.

The M4 has been avail­able in South Africa since 2014, and has proven to be very pop­u­lar amongst young-at-heart cus­tomers who re­side in the city, but also en­joy week­ends away.

Says Hans Greyling, GWM Sales: “Our cus­tomer base knows what they want from a car. The tighter econ­omy has also forced cus­tomers to do their home­work, shop around and get the most pos­si­ble value for their hard­earned cash.

“The GWM M4 pro­vides ex­actly that — a good-look­ing drive that ticks the af­ford­abil­ity, style and safety boxes, and opens up a more ad­ven­tur­ous life­style.”

Whilst build­ing on the ex­ten­sive fea­tures al­ready of­fered by the pre­vi­ous edi­tion, the new M4 now also fea­tures Day­time Run­ning Lamps (DRL), re­verse radar and a car lo­cat­ing func­tion.

Ap­pear­ance

The up­dated GWM M4 has a dis­tinc­tive and dy­namic look. A sporty black trim shows that ev­ery care has been taken to pay at­ten­tion to de­tail, whilst the re­fined new front grille with Day­time Run­ning Lamps (DRL) de­mands at­ten­tion. Ro­bust ground clear­ance of 185 mm, 16inch al­loy wheels, a tail wing and lug­gage car­rier com­plete the M4’s ad­ven­tur­ous stance.

En­gine and per­for­mance

Pow­ered by a 1,5-litre VVTi petrol en­gine that’s been de­signed with fuel ef­fi­ciency in mind, the two-wheel drive GWM M4 has a slick five-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion. It de­liv­ers 71,3 kW at 6 000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque to the front wheels. Power steer­ing en­sures smooth han­dling, and the ad­jus­taA ble steer­ing col­umn pro­vides op­ti­mal driver com­fort.

Safety

Apart from ABS with EBD, the GWM M4’s safety fea­tures in­clude dual airbags, a seat­belt un­fas­ten­ing warn­ing sys­tem, child seat an­chor­ages and child door locks. A rear win­dow de­fog­ger, height ad­justable head­lamps, and front and rear fog lamps en­sure im­proved vis­i­bil­ity.

The M4 also fea­tures an im­mo­biliser, re­mote cen­tral lock­ing and a car lo­cat­ing func­tion.

Com­fort and in­te­rior fea­tures

trip com­puter and steer­ing wheel with au­dio con­trols, Blue­tooth and cruise con­trol put all the M4’s vi­tal sta­tis­tics at the driver’s fin­ger­tips. Cup hold­ers, a cargo cur­tain and sep­a­rated fold­able rear seats with a 60:40 split make for easy or­gan­i­sa­tion and ex­tra lug­gage space in­side the ve­hi­cle. There are also elec­tric win­dows with push-down func­tion at the driver’s seat, au­to­matic air-con and a CD player.

The M4 is avail­able from se­lected GWM deal­ers across SA from R189 900 and comes with a five-year/100 000 km war­ranty as well as twoyear AA Road­side As­sis­tance. A fiveyear/60 000 km ser­vice plan is op­tional.

Visit www.gwm.co. za for more in­for­ma­tion or con­tact us on 011 805 6621.

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