GWM C30 shakes its booty, all 510 litres

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Last year Chinese automaker GWM emphasized the importance of the South African market when it made its new C30 sedan available to be previewed at the 2013 Johannesburg Motor Show. Already the GWM C30 is a big seller in China, because of its affordability for the kind of specs it offers.
Beyond the up-to-date modcoms, the C30 has the looks, gives pleasurable drive from reasonably powered engine.
Engine details
The GWM C30 is powered by a 1.5-litre VVT-i normally aspirated petrol engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and produces 71.3kW and 138Nm of torque. This engine delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 7.3-litres/100 km and powers the C30 to a 170 km/h top speed.
The C30 sedan’s 2 610 mm wheelbase gives it spacious cabin and one of the largest boots (510 litres) in its segment. The vehicle is also fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels, colour-coded side mirror housings with integrated indicators, front and rear fog lamps, and customers have a choice of six colours, these being Pearl Black, Ocean Blue, Jazzy Red, Noble Grey, Star Silver and Titanium White.
Additional features include air-conditioning, power steering, dark cloth trim, electric windows all round, electric mirror adjustment, radio/CD/MP3 player with USB support, Bluetooth connectivity and a rake-adjustable steering wheel. Safety features include dual front airbags and ABS brakes, while the structure has been five-star rated by C-NCAP.
The GWM C30 1.5 VVT-i sells for R179 999. The price comes with a five-year/100 000km warranty, 2-year’s AA roadside assistance and a five-year/45 000km service plan.

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