GWM has given the Ute Cannon an off-road focused upgrade.
The new Cannon-XSR features a range of off-road hardware upgrades to back up its tougher new look, including a unique four-wheel drive system relative to the rest of the range.
That’s right, rather than the full-time four-wheel drive system standard across the GWM Ute range, the Cannon-XSR features a part-time system with 2H, 4H, and 4L settings, backed by locking differentials on both axles.
There’s a new crawl mode, something that features on the Toyota LandCruiser, as well as a system that brakes the inside wheels to allow you to turn tighter on loose surfaces.
There’s also a new underbody bash plate to protect the most important oily bits when the going gets tough, and a passive stabiliser bar up front.
The XSR rides on a new 18-inch alloy wheel wrapped in 256/65 all-terrain tyres, while the exterior also gains a snorkel, a unique grille and steel bumpers, and plenty of black cladding to differentiate it from the regular Cannon.
Also new is the option of a sunroof.
The Cannon-XSR is arriving at dealers imminently.
Power comes from the same 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine as the broader range, making 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Pricing kicks off at $51,490 drive-away for ABN buyers, or $52,990 drive-away for private buyers. Five colours are on offer, with all barring white a $595 option.
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