Up to 186% sales growth, the GWM Pao is among Australia/New Zealand's top-10 pick-ups

Sanjay · May 25, 2021 01:00 PM

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The GWM Pao is Great Wall Motors' attempt in shifting buyers' attention from rivals like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. It's been making great progress in that regard - it's now among the top-10 best-selling pick-up trucks in both Australia and New Zealand.

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With a month-on-month increase of 50%, VFACTS data saw the GWM Pao crowned as the best-selling 4x4 pick-up truck in Australia, and the brand sits on 8th place in cumulative pick-up truck sales there.

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For the record, the Pao sold 627 units in April alone (up from 418 in March) - outselling the Toyota Land Cruiser by 45 units.

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Meanwhile over in neighbouring New Zealand, the model moved into the top-10 list with a year-on-year sales increase of a whopping 186% in April.

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Higher-end variants get a larger touchscreen infotainment system and a fully-digital instrument cluster

A 1-tonne-class pick-up truck, the Pao is powered by a 2.0-litre turbodiesel mill making 163 PS and 400 Nm, paired to ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

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The fold-out step is rated for 150kg, just like most ladders 

The Pao range packs in a healthy list of kit, with all variants sold in Australia coming with keyless entry and push start button, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear-differential lock, full LED head- and tail lights, as well as a class-exclusive damped tailgate with a fold-out tailgate step.

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Safety is also rather comprehensive, and the Pao comes with ADAS features like autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition system.

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Meanwhile, the Pao has been spotted in Malaysia alongside GWM stablemates like the Haval H6, Haval First Love, as well as the Ora Good Cat and Ora Black Cat EV pair.

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We've managed to get up close and personal with all of them, so click the blue words below if you'd like to read more.

Also read: 

GWM Pao is in Malaysia and it wants to shift your attention from the Hilux

Spied: Exclusive look at the Haval H6 on Malaysian soil - Be very afraid, X70

Spied: We got up close and personal with the Ora Good Cat in Malaysia

Spied: Ora Black Cat in Malaysia, budget EV with 301 km range

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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