The facelifted Great Wall Wingle 5 has been announced by Great Wall Motors Malaysia (GWMM) on its Facebook page. The post says the refreshed pick-up truck will arrive in the fourth quarter this year, and will offer an auto gearbox (for the first time).
The vehicle has been on sale in China as the Wingle 5 European Edition since July 2013, and is indeed an update of the Mk5 Golf-faced Wingle 5, which launched in Malaysia in July 2011, being assembled at local distributor Green Oranges’ plant in Gurun, Kedah.
On this facelift, the indicators should have moved to the wing mirrors, while minor changes are expected inside, including better trim materials and possibly, auto air-con.
The Wingle 5 European Edition is powered by 2.4 litre petrol, 2.0 litre turbodiesel and 2.8 litre turbodiesel engines in the Middle Kingdom – will we get any of these, or will we stick to the 107 hp/300 Nm 2.5 litre turbodiesel we’re familiar with?
In response to a query on Facebook, GWMM also said that there will be a single-cab variant with a manual gearbox. We’re expecting RWD and 4WD versions as before.
This vehicle is not to be confused with the Auto Shanghai 2013-debuting Wingle 6, which, although based on the same underpinnings, is positioned as a more upmarket Wingle variant in China, with a markedly more sophisticated interior.
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