GMW launches updated Steed

Updated GWM steed is ready to get to work

Reuben Van Niekerk
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GWM have launched an updated version of the ever-green Steed bakkie and it will be available in GWM dealerships from mid December. The new generation Steed will replace the current Steed 5, Steed 6 and Steed 5e.


What’s new?

Changes include specification upgrades, design changes and improvements to the power delivery but the vehicle continues to be based on the same tried and trusted chassis as the outgoing model.


Upfront the Steed features a new front grille and bumper that is colour coded. The interior features a black luxury trim change. Both the S and SX grades are now fitted with a single din AM/FM radio complete with USB port.


Two grades

The new Steed will be available in two model grades. The S, which is the workhorse level specification, and the SX, which represents the mid-grade specification level.


S grade models feature power steering, remote central locking, power adjustable mirrors and electric windows, manual air-conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, electronic 4WD, featuring 2H, 4H and 4L modes.


The SX grade builds on this specification with the addition of front and rear fog lamps, rear park distance control, partial leather seats and steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels and tyre pressure monitor, automatic air-conditioning on double cab models and a chrome plated front grille and door handles.


Both the single and double-cab models are fitted with the same diesel engine as the outgoing model that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. However, the engine output has been increased by 5kW and 15Nm compared to the outgoing model and now boasts 110kW at 4000rpm and 320Nm. Turbo lag has also been greatly reduced with peak torque now being delivered 400rpm sooner at 1400rpm.


Updated safety specification

Following market demands the new Steed now features dual airbags as well as ABS and EBD as standard across the range.


Model line up

The model line up now consists of single cabs in the following guises 2.0 S 4x2, 2.0 S 4x4, 2.0 SX 4x4 and double-cabs in 2.0 SX 4x2 and 2.0 SX 4x4 guises.


Double cab models will be sold with a three-year/40 000km service plan and all models feature a five-year/100 00km warranty.


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