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GWM Ute Cannon 2022: Australian price and specs

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Prices have risen slightly for the GWM Ute Cannon, which is now $1000 dearer – but this truck is still one of the cheapest out there


The GWM Ute has returned to Australia for 2022, but it is slightly more expensive than before with prices jacked up $1000 across the range despite specifications remaining unchanged.

Despite the price increase for January 2022, the GWM Ute – known as the Cannon or Poer in different markets – remains to be one of the cheapest new dual-cab utes in Australia, while GWM is likely to add a less expensive single-cab variant to the current trio of dual-cab variants this year.

GWM Ute Cannon X 2021 dashboard
The GWM Ute’s interior won’t win many design awards but it’s practical and has all the needed tech

Engine and performance

Powering all of the utes in the range is a 120kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Power is sent to the road through a full-time four-wheel drive system. 

An eight-speed automatic transmission is hooked up to the engine, while a locking rear differential and low-range is standard fitment. 

The 4×2 variant uses a claimed 8.3 litres per 100km on the combined cycle, while the 4×4 models use 9.4 litres per 100km

The GWM Ute Cannon is powered by a 120kW/400Nm turbo diesel four pot

Safety and warranty  

The GWM ute scored a five-star ANCAP rating in November 2021 after initially failing to earn a five-star rating earlier. The Ute was modified by the factory to then gain a five-star result. In the test, the Ute scored 86 percent for adult occupant protection, 87 percent for child occupant protection, 67 percent for vulnerable road user protection and 73 percent for safety assist. 

Standard safety features across all variants include seven air bags, reverse and kerbside cameras, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and active lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, tyre-pressure monitoring and hill-start assist. 

The GWM Ute has a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, with capped price servicing offered for the first five visits. The first service costs $260, followed by four services capped at $360 each. 

GWM ute frontal crash blue car
In recent 2021 ANCAP testing, the GWM Ute scored five stars

Specification 

The entry level GWM Ute Cannon comes standard with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights, side steps, proximity key fob, leather-style seat trim, air conditioning, 9.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and three USB points.

Stepping up to the Cannon-L nets you a sports bar, chrome grille, auto folding side mirrors, roof rack, premium 18-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, heated front seats and electric driver side adjustment, climate control, front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera. 

GWM Ute Cannon X 2021 black front end
Chasing Cars is currently running a Cannon-X as a long termer

The top spec Cannon-X gains luxury leather seats, adjustable steering wheel, 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging pad, power adjustable passenger seat and voice recognition. 

Chasing Cars is currently running an MY21 GWM Ute Cannon-X as a long-term test vehicle across 10,000km of driving.

GWM Ute Cannon 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are driveaway.

  • GWM Ute Cannon 4×2: $34,990
  • GWM Ute Cannon 4×4: $36,990
  • GWM Ute Cannon-L 4×4: $40,490
  • GWM Ute Cannon-X 4×4: $43,490