GWM Florid Motoring Review
The Florid is GWM’s first passenger car to be launched in South Africa. It comes as a 5-door hatchback, bringing out your energetic side with sporty styling and an ultra-comfortable interior. It’s a little car with a big personality, one to take you on the open road adventures and indulge on shopping sprees. It comes in two trim levels, the Florid super-lux 1.5 petrol and the Florid Cross. Whether you're moving up in the world or gearing down to enjoy life's work, the Florid will re-energize your journey.
When you’re ready to live without limits and explore, the Florid Cross will make the perfect co-traveller. It’s sporty, and is taken to an altogether new level of cool. roof rails, 16-inch wheels, large headlamps and a fuel-injected GW4G15 77 kW 1.5 litre petrol engine which allows you to play as hard as you work, without compromising an inch of comfort or style.
FLORID, the guide of fashion trend, is artfully combined with bold & unconstrained features of SUV. You may drive freely both in city and in countryside, and fully enjoy the happiness of driving. All-round protection is provided to your driving by cage type safety bodywork, BOSCH version 8.0 ABS with EBD system. With strong power from all aluminum VVT engine, it has a leading position in fashion trend.
With an average size of 3907mm in length, 1694mm in width and 1521 in height, one easily mistake the Florid for a small car with small attributes. This is not the case. It generates a good 77kW of power at 6000rpm and has a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4200rpm. For a car of its size, the 45 Litre fuel tank, speaks about who and what it really is. A “small giant”.
The Florid Super lux is not limited in features. It holds its own when it comes to standing for what it believes in. Basic features on the Florid super-lux 1.5iVVT are; Air Conditioner, Remote Control Central Locking, CD Player/MP3, Power Steering, Adjustable Steering Column, Electric Windows, Reading Lights, Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Mag Wheels, Electric Mirrors, Centre Console, Integrated Front Bumper Driving Lights, Colour Coded Bumpers Front / Rear, Reverse radar, Steering Mounted Audio Controls and 3 year Warranty/100 000 km.
The Florid Cross is not to be outclassed by the Super Lux, in terms of a show of its features. It comes with a good portfolio of genuine features almost similar to the Super Lux. These include the Air-conditioning coming standard, the Remote Control Central Locking, CD Player/MP3
Power Steering, Adjustable Steering Column, Electric Windows, 16 inch Alloy Rims, Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Centre Console, Integrated Front Bumper Driving Lights, Color front and rear Coded Bumpers, Reverse radar, 2 year 24 Hour Roadside Assist and 3 year Warranty for 100 000km. The Florid is exhibited in four color options; the titanium white, sky silver, pearl black and maple red.
If you are thinking of taking home a Florid, you are assured of an automotive family who will back you up every step of the way.