Feb06

The Haval H2 - A Sino-SA success story

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The Haval H2 - A Sino-SA success story

The Haval H2 made its South African debut at the very same time the brand from the Peoples' Republic of China owned by Great Wall Motors made its entry into South Africa in May of 2017. GWM is no stranger to the SA market sporting a 12-year presence in the market but previously under the wing of an importer distributor. So, what with the entry into the country, this time as Haval and now as a wholly owned subsidiary to GWM Corporation.

Feb05

GWM announces the Global Premier of HAVAL Concept H & the India debut of its Concept Vehicle - Vision 2025

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GWM announces the Global Premier of HAVAL Concept H & the India debut of its Concept Vehicle - Vision 2025

Greater Noida, 5th February 2020: Great Wall Motors, China's largest SUV manufacturer, today globally premiered its HAVAL Concept H & announced the India debut of the concept vehicle - Vision 2025, during the press conference organized at Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020. Emphasizing on the theme of Intelligent Mobility Redefined, GWM had on display among other models - HAVAL: H9, F7, F7x, F5 and the GWM EV: iQ & R1. At the GWM pavilion on display was a functional area that had a showcase of Lithium Ion Battery, HAVAL Intelligent Home, HAVAL Intelligent Safety Display, and Great Wall Autonomous EV.

Jan28

The all new Haval H2 - STILL DRIVEN TO IMPRESS

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The all new Haval H2 - STILL DRIVEN TO IMPRESS

In May 2017 Haval Motors South Africa burst onto the SA scene with a modern styled SUV in the mid-size SUV market called the H2. Sales figures saw a meteoric rise from 34 units in June 2017 to an astronomical 464 units just 2 years later in December of 2019 with a steady average of 400 units plus per month since June 2019. In two years and seven months a total of 7235 units have been retailed.

Now with the second generation, the story continues.......

Dec18

The 10,000th Great Wall "P Series" Rolls off the Line, confirming "Great Wall Speed" with Intelligent Manufacturing

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The 10,000th Great Wall

On the 5th of December, a special Ceremony for the 10,000th Great Wall "P Series", China's first global passenger pickup, was held in Great Wall Motors' Chongqing Smart Factory. With members local government, high level Automotive Journalists, various upper managers of the pickup brand of Great Wall Motors, industry experts from all over the country and hundreds of media representatives witnessed the historic moment.

Dec05

Haval H1 - Earn your street smarts

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Haval H1 - Earn your street smarts

When buying your first car, or buying a second family car, or buying a car that suites your budget, the list of must haves or requisites is normally short based on the fact that in each of these instances, the amount available to spend is more often than not a small amount available for such a purchase. This doesn't have to be the case, not with the Haval H1 anyway.

Is this a bold statement? We think not. The Haval H1 is packed with features and unlike other brands, Haval doesn't charge you an arm and a leg for each specification item you add to your wish list in the case of the H1, it's all there and it's all included. Let's start with safety, shall we?

Dec02

Spotlight Automotive Project officially launched

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Spotlight Automotive Project officially launched

BMW Group and Great Wall Motors will collaborate to jointly build future e-mobility models.

On November 29, The Spotlight Automotive Project jointly invested by BMW Group and Great Wall Motors was officially launched in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. It is another milestone in innovative cooperation between the two companies following the signing of the 50-50 joint venture agreement in the presence of the leaders of China and Germany in 2018.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held with the attendance of Fan Jinlong, Member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Executive Deputy Governor, Lan Shaomin, Member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of CPC and Secretary of Suzhou Municipal Party Committee, Li Yaping, Mayor of Suzhou, Shen Guofang, Secretary of Zhangjiagang Municipal Party Committee, Pan Guoqiang, Mayor of Zhangjiagang city, and Jack Wey, Chairman of Great Wall Motors, as well as Directors of BMW Group, Dr. Nicolas Peter and Klaus Fröhlich, and Zhao Guoqing, Senior Vice President of Great Wall Motors and Chairman of Spotlight Automotive Ltd.. In addition, Hao Jianjun, Chairman of Baoding Great wall Industry Co. Ltd, Dr. Rainer Feurer, Senior Vice President of BMW Group and Vice Chairman of Spotlight Automotive, Jochen Goller, President and CEO of BMW Greater China and Director of Spotlight Automotive Ltd., Hu Shujie, Senior Vice President of Great Wall Motors and Director of Spotlight Automotive Ltd., Dr. Udo Hänle, Senior Vice President of BMW Group and Director of Spotlight Automotive Ltd., Meng Xiangjun, Vice Production President of Great Wall Motors and Director of Spotlight Automotive Ltd, together with other leaders of BMW Group, Great Wall Motors and Spotlight Automotive witnessed the launch of The Spotlight Automotive Project.

Oct30

2019 Haval and GWM Top Technician Competition

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2019 Haval and GWM Top Technician Competition

On the 10th of October, the 2019 Top Technician Competition final, organized by HAVAL Motors South Africa was held in Johannesburg to pit the top technicians from dealer level against each other to select the top technicians representing the brand in SA. Three maintenance technicians, Hardus Vermaak from HAVAL Pinetown, Eldrich Laubscher and Bradley Wright from HAVAL EAST LONDON, won the top three positions of the competition and in doing so have become the leaders of after-sales skills in the HAVAL Motors South Africa dealer network, setting a new benchmark of maintenance skills.

Echoing the mantra of the holding company, Great Wall Motor Corporation "Improve little by little everyday" Haval Motor South Africa has instilled the commitment to improve quality through continuous training and set elevated standards through skill and proficiancy competitions.

Oct25

Haval H9 announced as a finalist in 2019/2020 Consumer awards

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Haval H9 announced as a finalist in 2019/2020 Consumer awards

On October 4th, cars.co.za, South Africa's leading motoring website announced their 39 finalists (3 in each of 13 categories)  for the 2019/2020 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank.

The finalists were selected out of 65 vehicles that Cars.co.za's extended editorial team agreed were the best derivatives available in the South African new passenger vehicle market as at the 1st September 2019. The #CarsAwards - now in its 5th year - was conceived to be South Africa's definitive automotive awards programme and it has steadily grown in stature, reach and influence with the support of WesBank, South Africa's largest vehicle finance provider. The 13 category winners and Brand of the Year recipient will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Johannesburg in February 2020.

Oct23

HAVAL SA & Ignition TV Videos

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HAVAL SA & Ignition TV Videos
Oct07

Haval South Africa and Wesbank team up to bring H2 customers even more piece of mind

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Haval South Africa and Wesbank team up to bring H2 customers even more piece of mind

Haval Motors South Africa has had a landmark year in the South African Motor Industry growing by 50% year on year for the first half of the year, being awarded a Gold award in the NADA dealer satisfaction awards and reaching the 1000 unit retail sales mark for two months on a trot in terms of NAMSA figures.

Sep12

The "P" series Pickup launched with "Super Five Star" Program in China, Accelerating GWM's Globalization Plan

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During the Chengdu Motor Show 2019 kick off on September 5, Great Wall "P" series pickup released its "Super Five Star" Program. Based on the user-oriented principle, the program focuses on five aspects of super symbolism, super factory, super product, super service and super experience, so as to create a full-scenario pickup life style and accelerate the globalization process from every aspect. At the Show, the "P" series pickup was officially launched and the mass-produced "P" series commercial pickups were unveiled simultaneously.

The "Super Five Star" Program accelerated globalization process of Great Wall Motor

Sep06

GWM "P" Series Pickup Rolls out in Chongqing Smart Factory

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On August 30th, Great Wall Motor's had two celebrations in the form of the Chongqing Smart Factory Completion as well as the "P" Series Pickup Rollout Ceremony held in Yangchuan District, Chongqing. Hang Guo, the Deputy Secretary and the District Chief of the Yangchuan District Committee of Chongqing Municipality, Wei Jianjun, Chairman of Great Wall Motor and other leaders witnessed this historic moment together with hundreds of media and dealer representatives from all over the China.

Great Wall Motor's Chongqing Factory is the fifth full-process vehicle manufacturing base of Great Wall Motor in the world and the first in South China. It is also a smart factory built by Great Wall Motor. Its completion and the rollout of "P" Series Pickup, a global passenger pickup, is an important measure for Great Wall Motor to actively participate in and integrate into the "Belt and Road" construction and drive the regional economic development. It also expands the "9+5" global production system of Great Wall Motor and opens a new chapter of globalization strategy.

Sep05

Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing put into Production, Radiating the Southwest and Aiming Globally

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Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing put into Production, Radiating the Southwest and Aiming Globally

2019 is a crucial year for the globalization of Great Wall Motors. Since the beginning of the year Great Wall Motors has taken measures for its globalization. In January, Great Wall Motors' HAVAL Brand put forward the "5-2-1 Globalization Strategy". In April, Wei Jianjun, Chairman of Great Wall Motors, was invited to attend The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation CEO Conference to explore more possibilities for Chinese automobile enterprises to "go global". In June, Great Wall Motors' Tula Factory in Russia, the first overseas full process vehicle manufacturing factory built by Chinese automobile brands, was completed and put into production. Now, Great Wall Motors will make another achievement of its globalization.

Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing will be completed and put into production by the end of August. Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing is the fifth full process vehicle manufacturing base of Great Wall Motors in the world. The global production layout of Great Wall Motors will be achieved and the "globalization strategy" of Great Wall Motors is further supported with Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing, the manufacturing bases that have been put into production such as Baoding Factory, Xushui Factory, Tianjin Factory and Tula Factory in Russia, and those that are under construction such as Zhangjiagang Factory, Rizhao Factory, Pinghu Factory and Taizhou Factory, as well as several KD factories of Great Wall Motors along the "Belt and Road".

Aug28

Great Wall's new P Series Pickup launched, Aiming at the World's Top Three

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Great Wall's new P Series Pickup launched, Aiming at the World's Top Three

Great Wall's new P Series Pickup launched, Aiming at the World's Top Three

On the 18th of August, Great Wall's new P Series Pickup was officially launched, commencing the dawn of a new era of Chinese passenger pickups and further enhancing the company's globalization strategy. Great Wall's new P Series Pickup will be user-centered, aiming to be a pickup for everyone and for every situation through a "super product" offering, "superior levels of service" and a "super customer experience" as well as the "Great Wall's new P Series Pickup Alliance" program.

Great Wall's new P Series Pickup aims at the World's Top Three in this segment

Motivated by an upgrade of consumption and increased consumer demand, this all new Pick up promises to embrace a new era. Being the first global pickup offered by GWM, the P-Series has made its debut in China commencing a new generation of pickups that will soon be available around the world, reshaping the global pickup landscape and aiming to be ranked amongst the world's top three pickup trucks available.

Aug22

Haval presss conference Festival Of Motoring

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Haval presss conference Festival Of Motoring

The first day of the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring started with much fanfare and excitement as Haval Motors Southern Africa started the week long trade show with a press conference on their world class purpose built exhibition stand in the main pit building of the infamous Kyalami Grand Prix circuit just outside Johannesburg. The first day of the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring started with much fanfare and excitement as Haval Motors Southern Africa started the week long trade show with a press conference on their world class purpose built exhibition stand in the main pit building of the infamous Kyalami Grand Prix circuit just outside Johannesburg.

Aug22

Haval Unveils the Future

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Haval Unveils the Future

In a world of Sports Utility noise, with many brands and many variations of small to medium SUVs on offer to the South African motorist, the Haval H2 injects a breath of fresh air into this genre of motor vehicles that is somewhat over populated and has done so since its first introduction to the South African market in May 2017. Since the model's SA launch, the Haval H2 sales have dramatically increased earning it the second best sales volume in the small SUV category from the third quarter of this year.

The current incarnation of Haval H2 has gained great traction in the market and this through some A- list features and accolades. Being a true ANCAP 5 star achiever and being packed with features at a great value proposition price point, it's no surprise that many have opted for the Haval H2 as their SUV of choice.

Aug20

Haval at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring

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Haval at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring

Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time in as many years after a year filled with huge milestones and accomplishments being reached and achieved by the leading Chinese Motor Vehicle manufacturer in South Africa.

The 2019 exhibition promises to be another turn out for the books for China's favourite SUV and bakkie brand as Haval Motor Southern Africa will have no less than 34 vehicles on display, to test drive on the self-drive track or to be chauffer driven on the main circuit and the 4X4 track.

Aug15

HAVAL Company Profile

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HAVAL Company Profile
Jul26

HAVAL H9 TVC

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HAVAL H9 TVC
Jul14

Haval Outreach 1

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Haval Outreach 1
Jul14

Haval Outreach 2

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Haval Outreach 2
Jul14

Giving back feels good

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Giving back feels good

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. These words rang true when Haval Motor Southern Africa commenced their second leg of the 2019 Haval Outreach expedition. The first week was about the cars and the scenery that is the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga but the second leg will forever be remembered as the time Haval Motors SA sought to be the change they wanted to see in the world.

The team of Haval staffers and their trusted fleet of Haval SUVs and the GWM Steed 5E Double Cab met the group of Lifestyle Magazine scribes and social media influencers for the second leg at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for what promised to be a week filled with sights, sounds and great memories in the making. After a stop in Hazyview to refresh and replenish, the convoy headed towards the other end of the Blyde River Canyon for their stop over at the Swadini Resort. The evening was the opportunity for Rhino conservationists to brief the group on what was going to happen the following day. Haval Motors SA made a contribution in the form of monetary support to Rhino conservation in the Klaserie Game Reserve. These funds went directly towards assistance in the dehorning program that is currently ongoing in the area in and around South Africa's primary game reserve, The Kruger National Park.

Jul08

HAVAL Harvest Day 2019

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HAVAL Harvest Day 2019
Jul04

Haval Outreach Expedition 2019

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Haval Outreach Expedition 2019

Haval explores "The place of the Rising Sun"

No, the Chinese SUV giant didn't make a trip to Japan; "The place of the Rising Sun" is the name of one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, Mpumalanga, the setting for the 2019 Haval Outreach Expedition. The name means just that in Swazi, Zulu, Tsonga and Southern Ndebele, the place where the sun rises.

The 2019 expedition started off in Johannesburg where two Haval H9's, two Haval H6C's, the all new Haval H6 1.5 Turbo Luxury and a GWM Steed 5E Double Cab bakkie made the trip up to Nelspruit to meet up with Sa motoring journalists from around the country to start the first leg of the expedition. Meeting media at the quant and bush lodge like terminal building that is the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport were the team of Havals and GWM ready to accept the eager press into their luxurious interiors for a few days of glorious driving and amazing scenery.

Jun11

Haval Goes for GOLD

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Haval Goes for GOLD

On The evening of Thursday 6 June, the top brass of the South African Motor Industry congregated at the glass cathedral of vehicle asset finance that is the home of Wesbank for the annual NADA DSI awards. In layman's terms, the National Automobile Dealers Association, dealer satisfaction index awards. The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) is a professional body representing the interests of business persons who own, operate and manage new passenger and commercial vehicle franchise motor dealerships and qualifying used vehicle only outlets in South Africa. With dealer members representing the various motor vehicle brands countrywide, NADA operates through a structure of member-elected regional and national committees. In all forums, NADA is the fully representative and respected voice of the retail motor industry in South Africa.

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