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2021 GWM Baja Snake: Shelby distances itself from China's off-road ute

The 2021 GWM Baja Snake ute was developed with no input from Shelby, despite initial reports to the contrary. Unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai motor show last week, GWM's hardcore Baja Snake was purported to have been developed in collaboration with legendary American muscle car tuner Shelby, with input from the US outfit likely centring around the dual-cab's mechanical upgrades...

Top 10 strangest car names of 2021

There's a lot of science involved in choosing a new car name. Some manufacturers employ external brand companies, while others take inspiration from within. For example, the Ford Taurus was named by two of the company's executives – after their wives' star signs. We've seen some doozies in the past...

Great Wall sub-brand Ora to unveil Volkswagen Beetle-inspired electric car – UPDATE: Punk Cat revealed in full

UPDATE, 20 April 2021: The Beetle-inspired Ora electric car was revealed in full last night at the Shanghai motor show. The newest images – courtesy of Autocar – confirm the vehicle’s four-seat layout, reveal a flower-studded interior, and show off a two-tone green and white colour scheme for the first time...

2021 GWM X Cannon: Hybrid full-size pick-up unveiled to rival Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado

The 2021 GWM X Cannon is China’s answer to full-size American pick-ups – including the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado – but it has the option of hybrid power. Unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai motor show, the X Cannon slots above the existing Ute (which, confusingly, offers a Cannon-X variant locally) in GWM’s pick-up range, with a bold dual-cab design first previewed in teaser images earlier this month...

2021 GWM Baja Snake revealed: Shelby-tuned dual-cab ute debuts to rival Ford Ranger Raptor

The 2021 GWM Baja Snake has been unveiled at the Shanghai motor show, as the Chinese brand's road-legal rival for the dune-conquering Ford Ranger Raptor. Co-developed with American muscle car tuner Shelby, the Baja Snake sees GWM's new Ute undergo a hardcore, off-road-focused makeover, with a ride height increase, chunkier bumpers, wider wheel-arch flares and race-derived suspension...

2022 GWM Baja Snake: The dual-cab Shelby ute

GWM is partnering with American muscle car maker Shelby to produce a ute aimed squarely at the Ford Ranger Raptor. CarAdvice contributor Greg Kable revealed early drawings of a new GWM dual-cab ute, which is expected to be named the Baja Snake...

GWM set to announce big pick-up to rival Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado

GWM could be about to announce plans to enter the full-size ute segment to compete with the likes of the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado. While details of the ute have yet to be announced, it's understood the model is on Australia's wish list, with local representatives expressing their desire to compete against the American pick-ups as far back as 2017...

MG in Top 10 for second month in a row as Chinese car sales continue to surge

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have overtaken those from Germany and the USA for the first three months of this year – led by MG which made it into the Top 10 for the second month in row and ahead of fellow brands LDV and Great Wall Motors which made it into the Top 20...

2021 GWM Ute to offer single-cab, cab-chassis bodies

The 2021 GWM Ute will soon be available with cab-chassis and single-cab pick-up bodies. Documents lodged with the Australian Government detail the new GWM models, likely to be unveiled in the coming months. Ute buyers will get a choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive, with power coming from a 2.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine putting out 120kW and 400Nm...

Black Bullet: GWM Cannon ute to take on Ranger Raptor

GWM (previously Great Wall Motors) has unveiled the Black Bullet concept ute at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show – a potential challenger to the high-performance four-wheel drive pick-up market dominated by Ford's Ranger Raptor. The Black Bullet is based on the all-new four-wheel drive GWM Ute, which is beginning to arrive in Australian showrooms...

VFACTS 2020: Chinese brands MG, LDV, Great Wall, Haval post big gains 

Amid an overall market slump Australians bought a record number of Chinese cars for the second year in a row in 2020, according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. A total of 30,696 cars made in China were reported as sold in Australia last year, an increase of 70...

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