GWM has priced its new Cannon Alpha range, which includes an Australia-first hybrid ute.

    The GWM Cannon Alpha range opens at $51,990 drive-away for the Lux diesel, with the sole hybrid option priced at $64,990 drive-away.

    CarExpert understands Cannon Alpha utes will reach GWM dealerships in June.

    The Cannon Alpha slots in above the existing Cannon Ute, but offers larger exterior dimensions, greater towing capacity, a more luxurious interior, and a more powerful turbo-diesel engine.

    It also has a hybrid option, which no rival can match in Australia. BYD and Ford have confirmed plug-in hybrid utes for our market, however, which are expected later this year and early next year, respectively.


    GWM Cannon Alpha Lux diesel$51,990 drive-away
    GWM Cannon Alpha Ultra diesel$57,990 drive-away
    GWM Cannon Alpha Ultra hybrid$64,990 drive-away


    All GWM Cannon Alpha models feature a torque-on-demand four-wheel drive system with low-range gearing.

    2.4-litre turbo-diesel four2.0-litre turbo-petrol hybrid four
    TransmissionNine-speed autoNine-speed auto


    The GWM Cannon Alpha uses 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle with a diesel engine and 9.8L/100km with the hybrid powertrain.


    The GWM Cannon Alpha measures 35mm longer, 57mm wider and 38mm taller than a GWM Cannon Ute, on a 120mm longer wheelbase.

    GWM says that allows it to slot between standard dual-cab utes and full-sized American pickups.

    GWM Cannon Alpha
    Tub width1520mm (1110mm between the wheel arches)
    Tub length1500mm
    Tub height500mm
    Braked towing capacity3500kg
    Approach angle28.5 degrees
    Depature angle23 degrees
    Breakover angle19 degrees
    Wading depth800mm

    Payload varies based on the model.

    Lux diesel821kg
    Ultra diesel760kg
    Ultra hybrid735kg

    Servicing and Warranty

    GWM backs its vehicles with a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Service pricing is not yet available.


    The GWM Cannon Alpha has yet to be tested by ANCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • 7 airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian detection
      • Cyclist detection
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Front cross-traffic assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane centring
    • Emergency lane-keeping
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Surround-view camera with transparent chassis mode
    • Front and rear parking sensors

    Diesels have four parking sensors up front and four at the rear, while the Ultra Hybrid has six up front and six at the back.

    Standard Equipment

    There are three variants in the Cannon Alpha range.

    The Lux diesel comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Fixed side steps
    • Electronically locking rear differential
    • Hill ascent control
    • Hill descent control
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Full-sized steel spare
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Spray-on tub liner
    • High-mounted tub light
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Black leatherette-accented interior
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Light, Comfort and Sport steering modes
    • Standard, Sport, Eco, 4L, 4H drive modes
    • Auto hold
    • Six-way power driver’s seat
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

    The Ultra diesel adds:

    • 60/40 split tailgate
    • Spray-on tub liner
    • Electronically locking front differential
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • LED front fog lights
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Black leather-accented interior
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat
    • Six-way power passenger seat
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Massaging front seats
    • Driver’s seat memory and welcome function
    • Wireless phone charger (front)

    The Ultra Hybrid adds:

    • Analogue clock
    • Head-up display
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors with memory
    • 64-colour ambient lighting
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Wireless phone charger (rear)
    • 10-speaker Infinity sound system
    • Two-way power-adjustable rear seats with welcome function
    • Heated and ventilated rear seats
    • Semi-automatic parking assist
    • Auto Reverse Assist


    Marble White is the standard paint colour on the Cannon Alpha.

    The following finishes cost an extra $595:

    • Lunar Red
    • Onyx Silver
    • Storm Grey
    • Crystal Black

    MORE: Everything GWM Cannon Alpha

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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