Great Wall Motor is set to introduce a passenger car to the local GWM range, which at present has the Wingle 5 pick-up truck and Haval H5 SUV. The car in question is the Great Wall Voleex C20R, as teased by a recent posting on the company’s Facebook page.
The Great Wall C20R is a B-segment five-door hatch that is about the size of a Honda Jazz. To give you a better idea, it’s 10 mm shorter than a Jazz, and its 2,460 mm wheelbase is 40 mm less than the Honda’s. The Chinese car is a tall one though, at 1,727 mm, it’s 202 mm taller than a Jazz, and the Suzuki SX4-style SUV add-ons strengthens the impression of height.
Under the hood is a 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine with 97 hp and 138 Nm of torque. The twin-cam VVT engine is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, channeling drive solely to the front wheels. 0-100 km/h acceleration is completed in 11.1 seconds on to a top speed of 175 km/h.
The C20R may look like an amalgamation of various car designs, but looks modern and neat enough. What do you think? What’s the ideal price for GWM to shift a decent number of C20Rs in this most competitive of segments?