By Otsile Kadiege
GWM South Africa is expanding the P-Series range with the addition of the new LTD 4×4. It slots itself above the LS and LT models in the P Series Passenger Double Cab range and caters to the needs of customers who want a P-Series with off-road bits and bobs.
P-Series LTD exterior
The LTD is set apart from the rest with 18-inch Gloss Black Sports Alloy rims with all-terrain tyres, body colour-coded door handles and mirrors, along with a Black Sport Bar, plastic bedliner, off-road steel front, and rear bumpers and more assertive off-road wheel arches.
Other functional and model-specific features providing the LTD include a black roof rail, a specifically developed snorkel, a front winch that can pull up to 4,2 tonnes and 12-Volt accessory connector in the engine bay and 120Watt 220V located next to the rear USB port.
P-Series LTD interior
Standard also are Hill Descent Control, a 360-degree camera, a tyre pressure monitoring system, as well as dual front airbags with side, curtain and front central airbags, and ISOFIX mountings. For extra security, the LTD has an engine immobiliser system. In terms of in-car entertainment and connectivity, the LTD features a 7-inch LCD digital instrument cluster and a 9-inch multi-media touchscreen offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth capability as well as wireless phone charging. It also gets 2 USB ports in the front and 1 for the passengers.
P-Series LTD performance
The flagship P-Series LTD utilises the same 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine fitted offering 120 kW of power at 3 600 r/min and maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1 500 r/min and 2 500 r/min. It’s coupled with a slick-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
The top-of-the-range LTD from the other models in the P-Series range, is GWM’s newly developed four-wheel drive system. While other variants are equipped with a torque-on-demand (TOD) four-wheel drive system, the fully selectable system for the LTD embraces a variety of driving modes, including 2H, 4H, Snow, Mud, Sand and 4L. The offroad systems include the Cross-Country Expert Mode and Drive Mode Memory, linking to both front and rear differential locks.
Safety and assistance systems
Active and passive safety is taken care of via an Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution, Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation, and the Brake Assist System. GWM included a couple of additional features – such as the offroad Cruise Control and the Trail Turn assist that decreases the turning circle by 3 meters to improve your 4×4 manoeuvrability as well has an Off-road Thermal Management system.
Pricing and warranty
The new GWM P-Series LTD Double Cab 4×4 AT is now available at all GWM dealers countrywide at the recommended retail price of R694,950 (incl. VAT) with a standard 5-year/100 000 km warranty and service plan, and 5yr unlimited mileage Roadside assistance.
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