You are going to need an excellent pickup when working on a building site. One with ample space, dimensions for carrying weights and of course good overall drive features on non-surfaced roads.
Getting from one building site to another with ease should be the No. 1 concern when looking for a suitable pickup. The GWM Cannon is the one for you.
What are the specs for the GWM Cannon?
Looking at what the vehicle has to offer is the most important here as you are going to need a vehicle that suits its environment.
A building site can be a rough environment to be in, especially because not all of them are the same. This consistent change in the environment needs a vehicle that can adapt without easily getting damaged or worn out.
The GWM Cannon Ute delivers on all of these aspects. It is literally built to withstand these kinds of conditions while also sporting really impressive safety features and accessories.
Let us look at its safety features first as a building site can most definitely be an unsafe place. Not only for you but for your vehicle too. With big machines, people all over the place and so much dangerous equipment around.
The GWM Cannon offers 7 airbags and a front-center inflator.
It has reverse and all-around view cameras, which are perfect for being able to see what is around you and whether you may be too close to something dangerous. Like driving to the forklift parked right in your blind spot.
Tire pressure monitoring, is a very useful feature as building sites mostly have uneven roads. Driving on uneven roads can lead to punctures, holes or even breaks in tires. So this feature very much saves you time worry by letting you know if there are any tire pressure problems.
It even has a hill-start assist and hill-descent control braking. Let us be honest, driving on a building site can be like going on an off-road adventure. So with a feature like this, while you working on or driving around on a building site is useful! Especially, for those times that you may be carrying extra weight because you are needing to transport building materials.
These are only some of the safety features on the GWM Cannon, proving that the GWM Cannon is the best choice for builders.
Is it spacious?
One thing about being on-site is that you often need to be all over the place and may need to take different people with you for many different reasons. The GWM has a back row of seats with ample legroom to get you and your building inspector around during those site inspections.
You are also going to need a vehicle that can be loaded with tons of building material that needs to be transported to different locations. The Cannon’s dimensions are 5410mm long, 1934mm wide and 1886mm tall with a 3230mm wheelbase.
Its back area is 1520mm w x b, and is lined with a good quality protector. This shows that whatever you need to pack into the back big or heavy is going to fit and that vehicle has the strength to hold it. It even has a built-in stepladder to make it easier for you to get into the rear area.
It also has a braked towing capacity of 3 000kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg. Making it a fierce helper on-site when you need to move larger equipment vehicles around.
How does it drive?
It has a 2l single turbo diesel 4 cylinder motor. Which produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It also only comes with a 4WD which is not necessarily a bad thing as building sites can become treacherous terrain.
The GWM Cannon Ute is the vehicle to have on the building site. Not only is it equipped with all of the necessary features needed to navigate your way in and around the building site it is a good looking car too.
It is an adaptable utility vehicle. From extra rear seating, with enough legroom for everyone to a solid frame that can hold and tow heavy weighted equipment or materials it lends itself to being a helper rather just a vehicle you are driving to and from building sites all day.