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GWM Celebrates Its 15th year in Southern Africa

Johannesburg – Great Wall Motors (GWM) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in Southern Africa. The Chinese giant was founded on 1 July 1990 by then 26-year-old Jack Wey and produced its first

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Friday July 8, 2022

Bakkie of the Year 2015

GWM STEED 6 IS BAKKIE & TRUCK MAGAZINE BAKKIE OF THE YEAR THE GWM Steed 6 has barely been introduced and already it is being showered with praise. The new flagship, leisure-oriented double-cab has just been announced as “Bakkie of the Year, 2015” by local publication Bakkie & Truck, in the magazine’s February 2015 issue.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday December 19, 2014


GWM’s popular Steed 5 Double-Cab has once again achieved a solid second place in its category in the annual Kinsey Report, which analyses the parts prices of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles. In this year’s report Malcolm Kinsey has investigated the service, repair and crash parts of 72 popular vehicles sold in South Africa, including GWM’s […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday October 14, 2014


Latest generation Steed offers better value and higher specification Improved quality throughout Three models in UK line-up Euro 5 compliant Six year / 125,000 mile warranty On sale 1 October 2014, priced from £14,998 (CVOTR) Two years after commencing volume vehicle sales in Britain with its value for money Steed pick-up, Great Wall Motors is […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 24, 2014


In little more than seven years, GWM has grown from strength to strength in South Africa. Recently, the company achieved its 50 000th sale in South Africa, an important milestone in the evolution of the brand in this country as it shows that GWM has taken root and must now be regarded as a serious player.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday August 25, 2014

GWM rolls out flexible service plan options

Following the recent introduction of standard service plans on the majority of its new products, GWM has now announced the standardisation of a 5 year/60 000 km service plan on all passenger vehicles, as well as optional plans on commercial single-cab pick-ups and the option to “opt-out” of standard service plans if required.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday May 15, 2014

GWM H6 Price in South Africa

GWM H6 – 1,5-litre turbopetrol now available GWM South African has added a powerful, yet frugal, 1,5-litre turbopetrol version of the H6 SUV to its local line-up. At the same time, the company has also announced longer warranties for both H6 models as well as a standard 5 years/60 000 km service plan.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday February 26, 2014


GWM South Africa has just announced the extension of its warranties, as well as the introduction of new service plans on selected vehicles to offer customers additional peace of mind and support. Says Warren Olsen, Chief Operating Officer of GWM South Africa: “Purchasing a new vehicle is a major financial commitment, and everyone wants the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday February 21, 2014

GWM and SEED Experiences

One-eyed Jack builds GWM’s street-cred by securing an annual partnership with Seed Experiences  One-eyed Jack, the entertainment industry’s specialist communications agency is off to a roaring start this year as their sponsorship team secures an annual vehicle partnership for Seed Experiences.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 4, 2014

Dakar 2014: GWM and Haval ends in the top 10

GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014 GWM/Haval’s impressive run of top 10 Dakar finishes continued when Frenchman Christian Lavieille, driving the number 315 Haval H8, achieved eighth place overall in the 2014 event. Lavieille, in his first outing with the GWM/Haval team, impressed with his consistency and speed. The latest success follows […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 20, 2014

GWM Dakar 2014 Rally Stage 11

GWM/Haval holding steady in Stage 11 of Dakar As the 2014 Dakar enters its closing stages, the GWM/Haval team has its sights set on improving, at the very least, to seventh place overall. Christian Lavieille, driving the number 315 Haval H8, finished the 749 km Stage 11 with the 12th fastest time. Crucially, however, he […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 17, 2014

HAVAL DAKAR 2014 Rally

As GWM/Haval team principal, Dong Ming, predicted at the halfway stage of Dakar 2014, the fierce battle at the top of the leader board would inevitably lead to retirements as the race drew to a close. Carlos Sainz of Spain, already plagued by technical problems and penalties throughout the race, crashed his fast but fragile […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 16, 2014

Dakar 2014 – GWM Haval still in the Rally

GWM/Haval maintains position in Stage 9 of Dakar The infamous Atacama dunes struck a blow during Stage 9 with GWM/Haval driver Christian Lavieille picking up enough damage to his Haval H8 to affect his speed during the second phase of the stage. Lavieille finished the stage with the 15th fastest time, still good enough to […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 15, 2014

Dakar 2014 Rally – GWM Moves Up

GWM/Haval moves up in Stage 8 of Dakar With another solid run during Stage 8 of the 2014 Dakar, Christian Lavieille clocked the tenth fastest time, good enough to see the Number 315 Haval H8 move up to ninth place overall. Lavieille’s next target is Marek Dabrowski (Toyota) who is about 30 minutes ahead in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 14, 2014

Dakar 2014 Rally – GWM HAVAL Stage 7

GWM/Haval in Dakar – The ups and downs of Stage 6 and 7 Through consistency GWM/Haval’s Christian Lavieille had moved up to sixth position overall following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally, only to see much of his hard work undone when he received a one-hour penalty for missing a check point in Stage 6. […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 13, 2014

Dakar 2014 – Heartbrake for GWM HAVAL

GWM/Haval consistent in Stage 3 of Dakar 2014   Following the heartbreak of Carlos Sousa’s troubles during Stage 2 of the 2014 Dakar rally, the GWM/Haval technical team worked tirelessly to have his car repaired prior to the start of Stage 3, only to be forced to retire the Number 306 machine due to Sousa […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 10, 2014

Dakar 2014 – Day 2 GWM

Setback for GWM/Haval in Stage 2 of Dakar 2014 Following the celebrations of a surprise Stage 1 win, the Dakar once again proved what a cruel mistress she can be when Carlos Sousa’s lead GWM/Haval* H8 suffered turbo problems 33 km into the arduous Stage 2 which took competitors from San Luis to San Rafael.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 7, 2014

GWM Haval Day 1 – Dakar 2014

GWM/Haval triumphs in Stage 1 of Dakar 2014 With Portuguese driver Carlos Sousa behind the wheel, GWM/Haval* sprung a big surprise in the first stage of the 2014 Dakar rally by clocking the fastest time. Sousa, driving the number 306 Haval H8, finished the challenging first leg of the race, stretching from Rosario to San […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 7, 2014

Dakar 2014 – GWM

For a young brand such as GWM and its Haval premium SUV line-up, success in the world’s toughest endurance race, the Dakar, is a perfect marketing platform. The opportunity was spotted early, and 2014 already marks the fifth time that GWM/Haval will compete against the world’s leading rally-raid specialists.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday December 5, 2013

GWM H6 – China’s Top-Selling SUV Now In South Africa

The recipient of a number of awards in its domestic market, including the annual CCTV SUV of the Year trophy, GWM’s H6 has been a phenomenal sales success for the brand in China, selling around 20 000 units per month regularly. Now South Africans can discover its numerous talents for themselves.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday December 2, 2013

Johannesburg Motor Show GWM set to stun at JIMS 2013

With two imminent sedans, a compact crossover and more new products on the way in the next 6-10 months, GWM’s model line-up is about to expand significantly, particularly into segments where the brand has not had a major presence before. South Africans will soon be able to view this rapidly evolving brand’s products at the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday October 8, 2013


Ever since its introduction in 2011, GWM’s popular H5 SUV has earned itself the reputation of a rugged and practical go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle. With its spacious cabin, numerous luxury features and powerful, yet economical 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine, it’s no wonder the H5 has proven so popular with adventurous families. Now, boasting a number of refinements […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 3, 2013

GWM South Africa partners with Vodacom

GWM South Africa partners with Vodacom In The Cityand launches the new C20R compact city hatch GWM South Africa is proud to announce their partnership with Vodacom In the City, the edgiest rock event to hit Jo’burg’s iconic Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown on Friday, 4 October 2013.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 30, 2013

GWM the driving force behind the iconic Berg River Marathon

GWM South Africa is proud to be an official sponsor of the historic Berg River Marathon this year. The iconic four-day race takes place for the 52nd time in 2013 and runs over a distance of 240 km from Paarl to Velddrif in the Western Cape. It starts on Wednesday, July 10th, and annually turns […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday July 9, 2013

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