Andrew Muzamhindo Analyst
Only consider getting a P Series single cab bakkie when you want more than a workhorse. Get it when you want a workaholic workhorse.
A workaholic is a person who works compulsively.
The term originates from alcoholism. The person works at the cost of their sleep and social functions such as meeting friends or family.
Workaholism is typically long-term, it’s not related to a short-term burst as you strive for a promotion or deal with the initial crisis of a pandemic.
The key indicator is the amount of headspace, thought, energy and in some cases time you dedicate to work. Common signs that you are a workaholic include, working late and/or taking work home often and unnecessarily, checking messages at home even in the middle of the night, working or continually checking messages on holidays, not going on leave or holidays, time and relationships with others are compromised, lack of sleep or poor sleep and most of all you are defined by your work.
Meet the workaholic named GWM P Series single cab.
She fits this description hands down.
If you work non-stop you are a workaholic.
GWMs P Series single cab bakkie is a workaholic. Priced from US$34 400 from Zimoco, it is the bakkie that gives you the most for less in Zimbabwe
It is a massively oversized bakkie. Look at it as the Chinese version of an XL American pickup.
Seriously those wanting to move big things will never go wrong with the P-Series single cab.
Those who have difficulties parking vehicles will have a gripe with the P Series but workmen who want to carry more will love it.
The extra size loading bin is capable of hauling any number of items in, enough to make actual small commercial trucks envious — although whatever is loaded in will need to be secured since the bin is not rubberised.
Fortunately, it is equipped with a rudimentary looking guardrail and a cargo goods rack for safe measure.
The bigger the bakkie the sexier it is.
I just wish it had bigger wheels.
GWM P-Series Single Cab is a powerful bakkie that delivers on performance, safety and style.
This reliable workaholic features a 6MT gearbox and is available in 2WD or 4WD variants.
It is a great work partner who does not laze around or let you down.
You and the P-Series Commercial Single Cab will embark on many journeys and jobs together.
When it comes to work, you can’t beat this resilient workaholic workhorse.
When it comes to the interior, an appealing black interior with leather wrapped steering wheel, 3.5-inch colour instrument cluster and smart technology add to the comfort and convenience that your off-roading explorations need.
With exceptionally increased load capacity, now you can haul any equipment, the latest “toys” and your trailer to complete the task with absolute ease.
The sleek black interior features front USB port, Aircon, 17″ Alloys, Bluetooth, Adjustable Steering Column, Electric Windows and more. The rugged exterior design offers ample load capacity, which, coupled with safety features as standard – you and the P-Series will be partners on many journeys to conquer.
Your safety is important to GWM, which is why the P-Series Single Cab Commercial bakkie comes standard with HBA (hydraulic brake assist system), TCS (traction control system), collision automatic unlock, LED daytime running lights, hill start assist, rear park sensors for when you need eyes at the back of your head, Bluetooth handsfree calling system and much more.
The adjustable driver’s seat and steering column, electric windows, aircon and radio or infotainment systems will keep you comfortable for miles.
The driving experience is as comfortable as can be for bakkies of this size, with the lack of weight above the rear axle in the commercial single cab rendered the most uncomfortable over speed bumps and road imperfections.
This is what makes a bakkie a bakkie
The seating position is higher than most other commuter vehicles on the road too, putting you above eye level of just about everything else.
Walter Cheneka, the Product Executive for bakkies at Zimoco, said he found the P Series bakkie bigger in size, than all the single cabs in the market, giving you more loading space and you can sit more comfortably.
Walter is an expert in bakkies having sold Isuzu and Ford brands with his previous employers.
“It is wider, therefore you have great balance, better centre of gravity and stability. It is better than competition on price, size and it has more bells and whistles with best in-class comfort and drive. It has an elegant gear stick as well,” he authoritatively said.
As a whole though, GWM have elevated themselves and brought the fight to the big bakkie sellers locally.
This bakkie is a must-have for enthusiasts who love the extra touches in a robust companion.
This exceptional workaholic workhorse gives you all the tech you need with a savvy interface and intelligent networking system.
They are well equipped vehicles offered at a competitive price point that should keep the other brands on their toes and cracking their heads about pricing.
Some of the features include:
- 12V Power outlet
- 17″ Alloy Wheels
- 2 Front USB Ports
- Adjustable Driver Seat
- Bluetooth Handsfree
- Child lock.
- Daytime Running Lights
- Diesel engine with 120kW and 400nm of torque
- Electric Windows
- Hill Descent Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Maximum power: 120 kW/3600 rpm
- Maximum torque: 400 Nm /1500-2500 rpm
- Multi-link rear suspension
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Responsive ZF 8AT speed gearbox
- Steering Wheel Controls.