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Great Wall C20R EV

GWM’s C20R is decent but

Chinese-built GWM C20R crossover is by a 1.5-litre engine developing and 138Nm.

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If I had a yuan for time I’ve heard Chinese cars will one day be the Hyundai or Kia, I could buy a temple in the affluent Cantonese of Zhongshan in the Guangdong province. Not I’d want to.

It’s a the quality of Chinese cars is better all the time. The GWM C20R in road test proves it. not terrible at all. In fact, totally acceptable.

But just by terms like “getting and “one day”, we’re that Chinese cars there yet, and they’re

Based on Great Wall little C10 city car but given a crossover treatment typical of so hatches these days, the will blend in nicely other traffic even if its lines are unashamedly borrowed the front of Suzuki’s SX4 and the back of a Yaris.

The crossover bit, a Cross Polo or Sandero means it gets more black wheel arch slightly taller springs and wheels that GWM says it more suited to the occasional road. But the truth is that with its offroad-ish looks, the drive C20R is hardly capable off beaten paths its C10 sibling. Neither are Cross or Sandero Stepway any kind of either, by the way.


Its price of 900 means it is hardly a bargain

This GWM’s build isn’t bad. Doors with solid thunks . switchgear operates with turns and clicks, and the seats are made with bolsters support in the right places. worth mentioning only this just isn’t the in some other Chinese

That said, GWM’s getting better at disguising of its quality shortcuts. The dashboard is of hard, scratchy plastic but textured to look more The speedo cluster gets chrome rings and indeed well made, but at night is inadequately along with the of the facia’s instrumentation.

And items like cubbyhole and doors appear neat and when closed, but hinge when opened.

Other saving measures like tyres, cheap-feeling vinyl a complete lack of traction and systems, and a steering column height but not reach adjustable many rivals in this category have the same don’t do the C20R any favours in of appeal either.

Great Wall C20R EV


There’s a fairly low-tech engine residing under the stubby bonnet, which other Chinese-built motors a little harsh and gritty in its rpm range. GWM quotes 77kW and outputs, and if you’re willing to rev it up actually quite zippy. don’t use the airconditioning if you’re in a as the compressor loots more its fair share of total power.

It’ll also kill the of obtaining average fuel claims of 7.7l/100km.

It’s an car to drive. The controls are light, the spins freely and the seating in tandem with its raised height, offers good of surroundings. I found it especially to park, and it slaloms traffic a Shaolin warrior through fu bad guys.

The clutch is a weak point, It feels poorly made a lifeless action and little between freeplay and engagement. A quality unit would improve driver satisfaction.

quality is not bad, but the vinyl upholstery feels cheap.

impressed with the way the back have been engineered, They fold flat, in most hatches, but also forward and back to adjust space according to passenger/cargo They also work from each other a 60/40 split, and I was able to fit two big and their owners with a three-up configuration.

With the seats in their most and spacious position, the boot is small, though, and a marie spare wheel under the although nice to have, a lot of space.

Great Wall C20R EV
Great Wall C20R EV
Great Wall C20R EV
Great Wall C20R EV
Great Wall C20R EV

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