As is the case with all H5 derivatives, this model rides on a rugged ladder-frame chassis and offers a near-200 mm ground clearance, making it significantly more suitable to use on poor road surfaces than more road-biased vehicles generally offered at the same price.
Under the hood is a 2.4 litre, four-cylinder 4G69 petrol engine that delivers 100kW at 5 200 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4 000. A five-speed manual transmission sends drive to the rear wheels. A fuel consumption figure of 10.3 litres/100 km is claimed for this model.
On the inside piano-black plastic trim is used on the centre section and door pulls, while the use of silver accents throughout the cabin further boosts visual appeal. The H5 City comes as standard with climate control, radio/CD with USB/AUX support, front and rear fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Isofix rear child seat anchorages, electric windows all-round, electrically adjustable side mirrors, rake-adjustable steering wheel and remote central locking.
The H5 City is backed by a comprehensive five-year/100 000 km warranty and comes standard with two-year/24-hour AA roadside assistance. A five-year/60 000 km service plan is available at any of GWM's dealerships.
At R244 900 it’s quite expensive but with all the standard kit this works out to be a reasonable car.