Slotting a turbodiesel into the GWM H5 may not have exorcised the previous transmission-related issues and it may lack in refinement, but it has made the car punchier at the low end and a bit less thirsty than its petrol sibling. The 2,0 VGT 4×2 could well be worth investigating.
At R249 990 the GWM H5 2,0 VGT 4×2 is one of the cheapest diesel-engined SUVS currently on the market, but at this price point do you get what you pay for?
This week saw the launch of GWM’s new H5 Diesel in Cape Town. I was interested to see how this SUV performs compared to our editor’s 2,4-litre petrol-engined H5 long-termer which is not the most energetic of machines.