• GWM North Shore team outside their new Barrys Point Road dealership. From left, Matthew Barnett, Dealer Principal; Alfonso Dinglasan, Parts and Service Advisor; Richie Faaumu, Vehicle Grooming; Naomi Battles, Business Manager; Toby Porter-Day, Vehicle Grooming; Darren Wellacott, Vehicle Sales; Craig Innes, Managing Director; Daniel Urlich, Vehicle Sales.
  • GWM North Shore Dealer Principal Matthew Barnett beside a GWM Cannon Ute in their new Barrys Point Road showroom.

GWM and HAVAL arrive on the Shore

Buying affordable brand new vehicles just got a whole lot easier for North Shore residents and Channel Mag readers, with the opening of the new GWM North Shore motor vehicle dealership on Barrys Point Road.

GWM North Shore has been opened by the team that is also behind the Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Citroen dealerships north of the Harbour Bridge. The new GWM North Shore dealership opened in late July and has hit the ground running by projections of selling over 50 new vehicles in August, their first full month.

“With the range of vehicles we have at GWM you can buy a brand new vehicle with a five year or 150,000km warranty for what really is the price of a used vehicle,” says Craig Innes, the managing director of the growing business. “Between the two brands (GWM and HAVAL) we have a good range of options for our customers to choose from. And they are available right now.”

The options that Craig Innes is alluding to include the GWM Cannon Ute (in 4x2 and 4x4), the HAVAL Jolion SUV and HAVAL H6 SUV. GWM is a world-renowned vehicle manufacturer and the parent company of HAVAL. HAVAL is a global SUV specialist. The vehicles are manufactured in China which is fast becoming a powerhouse in global motor vehicle production, where many of the world’s leading brands are now manufacturing.

The day I visited the new dealership all of these options were on display and the quality, finish and spec of the vehicles blew me away – along with the pricing.

The GWM Cannon Ute is an 8-speed auto with 120kW of power, 400Nm or torque and 3000kg braked towing capacity (1050kg payload). It includes loads of technology as standard – front and rear parking sensors, dynamic stability control, lane assist, touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated seats. Tray liner is also standard as is a unique cargo ladder. The 4x2 is priced at $36,990 and the 4x4 at $40,990!

The HAVAL Jolion is the smaller SUV (1.5 litre turbo, 7-speed, 5-door) in the range and is also packed with features you wouldn’t expect in a brand new vehicle priced from $25,990. Roof rails, seven airbags, wireless phone charging, 10.25 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera and sensors, lane assist, adaptive cruise control and 17-inch alloy wheels. Pay just $31,990 and you get even more in the HAVAL Jolion Ultra!

The HAVAL H6 is the medium sized SUV (2.0 turbo, 7-speed, 5-door) that is inspired by a fusion design of Asian and European influences. This is a highly spec’d vehicle, with Seven airbags, wireless phone charging, 10.25 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera, lane assist, autonomous emergency braking and alloy wheels –  that’s available in 2wd at $31,990 through to the 4wd with panoramic sunroof at $37,990.

HAVAL’S larger 4x4 SUV, the HAVAL H9 (priced at just $47,990) is coming later in the year, as is their HAVAL H6 Hybrid. Not too far away also are vehicles from GWM’s all electric range, the Ora.

“We see the GWM and HAVAL range being very popular here on the North Shore,” adds GMW North Shore Dealer Principal Matthew Barnett. “They offer great value for money and all the vehicles are loaded with technology and safety features and the luxury and finishing is there as well. All these new vehicles come with a five year/150,000km transferrable warranty and roadside assist to provide further peace-of-mind driving.”

The GWM North Shore dealership includes a team that covers new vehicle sales, used vehicle sales, finance as well and parts and service. It is a very central location that backs on to where the group is building a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership (opening 2022) on Fred Thomas Drive. When completed, this impressive motor vehicle village will be great for Takapuna and the North Shore.

If you are looking for a new vehicle for the price of a used vehicle then pop in and see Matthew Barnett and his GWM North Shore team during September – they have some great offers. Pricing we have mentioned is based on those special offers available until September 30th and exclude on road costs of $1295. Welcome to the Shore GWM!

GWM North Shore – 63 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna. Phone 09-442-3306
Visit: www.gwmnorthshore.co.nz