Aug08

Phil Simmons is Appointed as Design Director of HAVAL

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With a Brand Value As High As 6.8 Billion US Dollars Haval Wins China's Most Valuable Car Brand

Phil Simmons is appointed as the new Design Director and VP of Haval, in this position, he will be leading the design studio in Baoding, where the brand headquarters are located, as well as the advanced design studio in Shanghai.

The main tasks of the new leader are to build a world-class design team and create the unique design of all Haval models, which aims to strengthen the brand's position in the SUV segment on the world stage.

Jul20

With a Brand Value As High As 6.8 Billion US Dollars Haval Wins China's Most Valuable Car Brand

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With a Brand Value As High As 6.8 Billion US Dollars Haval Wins China's Most Valuable Car Brand

Recently, British brand evaluation agency Brand Finance released the "Top 20 Most Valuable Auto Brands in the 2018". The Haval brand of Great Wall Motors ranked 16th on the list with the brand value of 6.8 billion US dollars, ranking first in China's auto brands.

Significant growth in brand value, leading Chinese car brands to move forward steadily

A total of 21 Chinese auto brands were on the list of "Top 100 most valuable auto brands 2018" released by Brand Finance. Among them, the value of the Haval brand as SUV leader has increased by 124% year-on-year, and the ranking has increased by 13 places, ranking first among other Chinese automobile brands.

Jul18

2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors South Africa

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2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors South Africa

Haval is the official vehicle sponsor to the 2018 BRICS Summit

18 July 2018, Pretoria - From China to South Africa - professional SUV brand Haval and the 10th BRICS summit starting in Sandton in less than a week, represent the China-to-South-Africa-theme in more ways than one.

Last year the 2017 BRICS summit was held in China; this year the world's leading emerging economies are hosted in South Africa. And to make sure heads of state and the cream of government and business giants from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa get to the Sandton Convention Centre in style, Haval will be making available a fleet of its flagship Haval H6 C and H9 SUVs.

Jul11

Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint Venture Contract Signed by GWM and BMW

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Acceleration of the NEV Strategy - Joint Venture Contract Signed by GWM and BMW

[Beijing/Berlin July 10, 2018] Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presided over the fifth round of Chinese-German inter-governmental consultation in Berlin. Witnessed by Chinese and German government officials, the joint venture contract is entered into between Great Wall Motor Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as GWM) and BMW Holding B.V. (hereinafter referred to as BMW).

According to the Contract, the joint venture with 50% of the shares held by GWM and BMW respectively is named: Spotlight Automotive Ltd., with a registered capital of RMB 5.1 Billion (approx.R10.2 Billion). The registered address is in Zhangjiagang, in the Jiangsu Province. The Board of Directors consists of six members, in which the chairman is appointed by GWM and the Vice Chairman by BMW, serving a total of four years. The JV has planned an international advanced vehicle plant with an annual standard capacity of 160,000 vehicles. This is the first BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) joint venture project for the BMW Group worldwide and the bridgehead for the GWM New Energy Vehicles (NEV) to enter the global market.

Jun06

Happy First Birthday HAVAL!

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Happy First Birthday HAVAL!

Five hundred percent. Yes 500.

That's how much Haval retail sales have increased in SA in a scant 10 months, with the brand having launched here almost precisely one year ago.

So, yes, we might live in an age of euphemism and hyperbole. An age where even a moderately good hamburger is dubbed "legendary."

Even so, there's no denying that Haval's performance in the past 12 months has been anything less than phenomenal and fantastic, awesome and unprecedented.

After all, when Haval debuted on the Mzansi market with a memorable media and dealer launch at Kyalami, it was an almost totally unknown quantity.

May25

The 1st Quarter of 2018 C-NCAP results released - The All New HAVAL H6 received a safety rating of 5 Stars

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The 1st Quarter of 2018 C-NCAP results released - The All New HAVAL H6 received a safety rating of 5 Stars

On April 19th, the Chinese Automotive Technology and Research Centre hosted the C-NCAP evaluation press release conference for the first round of models in the Safety Experience at the Hall, Sring City Square, Jinan City, Shandong Pro. 13 models were involved in the evaluation including the All New HAVAL H6, Mercedes E300 L, VW Magotan, to name a few. With excellent safety features, the All New HAVAL H6 won the first C-NCAP 5 stars rating.

May25

View safety from a different perspective, experience vehicle safety by the dismantling of an H2

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View safety from a different perspective, experience vehicle safety by the dismantling of an H2

Safety is always a very important subject in the auto industry. Safety is also the core value that HAVAL has pursued for a long time. Last week, themed as "View Genuine Quality in Person - 100 Percent Safety" a real vehicle dismantling activity of an HAVAL H2 was successfully held at the broadcasting studio of vehicle dismantling located at YiZhuang, Beijing, and was broadcasted live on the internet. Zhang Jinhuan, the director of Tsinghua University of the automotive crash test lab and Yang Jie, the head of the Chinses automotive engineering society light weight department were present at the event as guests, and made professional comments.

May16

HAVAL Celebrates Its First Birthday In SA With A Tip-Top H6 C Offer

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It has been a year. One short year since Haval - the luxury SUV sub-brand of GWM - officially launched onto the South African market.

And what a year.

From almost the moment the Haval H2 was rolled out to media at Kyalami Racetrack, it proved a hit with the automotive press and customers alike. Which is why the brand is launching a "Haval Month" during this May and June, more of which in a second.

May14

HAVAL F5 Deserved the "Best (Chinese Independent Brand) New Auto Award" in Auto China

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HAVAL F5 Deserved the

HAVAL F5, Steering to a New Era!

Auto China, one of the global top auto events, is always the hotly contested spot for major auto brands. The "2018 Auto China Award" is a significant awarding event supported by the Committee and also the grand finale of automotive exhibition; therefore, the award given to New HAVAL F5 is an important embodiment of HAVAL strength.

May04

"New HAVAL" Brings F Series to Auto China, Leading Trend of Upgrading SUV Consumption

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On April 25, Auto China 2018 kicked off. With the theme of "NEW HAVAL", HAVAL, the "SUV leader", brought its brand-new product line F series, H4, H6 Coupe, H6, H7 (2018 version) , H9-8AT and other major models to the show, leading a new trend of Chinese SUV market upgrade against the background of new consumption.

F Series SUV Made its First Appearance, with Intelligent, Satisfying Personalized Demands

May03

"Go-ahead Technological Revolution", Talk to Powertrain Engineer of HAVAL H6

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2018 is a strategically important year for GWM. As a down-to-earth automobile enterprise, GWM set its first goal this year to build a technological brand. GWM, adhering to the principle of "Low-key Life, High-profile Work", started independent R&D and production of power system a dozen years ago. Up to this day, GWM has made significant breakthroughs in numerous automobile technology fields, particularly in powertrain field where a technological revolution has been completed successfully. The self-developed 1.5GDIT engine is awarded as 2017 "Chinese Heart" Annual Top Ten Engines and the 7DCT (wet-type) as the World Top Ten Transmissions.

On April 3, GWM took new Haval H6 equipped with 1.5GDIT as a representative and invited a number of media friends throughout the country to share "Go-ahead Technological Revolution" of powertrain.

Apr24

HAVAL Is On The Move - LITERALLY!

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HAVAL Is On The Move - LITERALLY!

The eagle-eyed and inquisitive might have noticed a flurry of activity around  Haval and GWM's massive parts warehouse in Durban - what with loaded trucks leaving the premises, signaling "good-bye" to this facility. A facility that has done sterling duty for over a decade.

And - before we go any further - remember that the two companies are intertwined, with Haval as a purveyor of posh SUVs basically being a prestige sub-brand of Great Wall Motors.

Apr13

HAVAL, China's No. 1 Brand on "Top 100 Most Valuable Auto Brands 2018"

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HAVAL, China's No. 1 Brand on

Recently, Brand Finance, a recognized third-party brand evaluation firm of UK, published a ranking list - Top 100 most valuable auto brands 2018, in which 21 auto brands of China are included.

The most notable one is HAVAL, the SUV leader- HAVAL, with its value jumped in rank from 29th in the last year to 16th in 2018, is included in the rank of global top 20, and also moves ahead of such world famous auto brands as Ferrari, Tesla, Aston Martin and Volvo. What's more, HAVAL goes ahead of other automobile enterprises in China and ranks the first among the most valuable auto brands of China.

Apr13

GWM Became the First Chinese Auto Enterprise Member of Hydrogen Council

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GWM Became the First Chinese Auto Enterprise Member of Hydrogen Council

Hydrogen Council issued its new comers on March 13. There are 6 steering committees like GWM, 3M and National Energy Administration and 5 supporting members like Hexagon. It should be noticed that GWM is the first Chinese automobile enterprise member of Hydrogen Council. Meanwhile, Audi, BMW, Daimler, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and other well-known multinational auto corporations are members of Hydrogen Council

Hydrogen Council was set up in 2017 Davos World Economic Forum and it aims to promote development of hydrogen technology in global energy structure transition and curb global warming. In addition to famous automakers, Anglo American plc, Air Liquide (France), Iwatani, Linde, Shell, Statoil, Total, etc. are also members of Hydrogen Council.

Apr05

Haval's Now Part Of The Great Rugby-Playing SA Lifestyle

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Haval's Now Part Of The Great Rugby-Playing SA Lifestyle

With simply phenomenal sales since its launch in South Africa less than a year ago, Haval is fast becoming a fixture on the Mzansi landscape - and now it has firmly cemented itself into the SA lifestyle, more of which in a minute.

Indeed, customers have been downright rapturous about models such as the H2 and the H6 C. So, too, has pretty much anyone who's even sat in or experienced one.

Feb14

HAVAL: The Company to Watch According to CAR Magazine

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HAVAL: The Company to Watch According to CAR Magazine

To say that Haval is "massive" in its Chinese home market is an understatement. Rather like saying that Usain Bolt is a "fairly brisk" runner.

After all, it sells over a million SUVs per annum in China. A million!

And now Haval's fast gaining global applause - including here in South Africa where it has just garnered the "Company to Watch" award from CAR magazine.

This was part of the "Special Awards" accorded by this prestigious motoring publication in its "Top 12 Best Buys of 2018" awards.

"This brand made an impressive splash in the SA market last year," noted CAR magazine.

"Haval might be new here, but the premium sub-brand of Great Wall Motors (GWM) has been a heavy hitter in its domestic market of China, selling more SUVs than any other brand, and it's making no secret of its global ambitions."

Indeed.

Feb05

HAVAL: Now Officially A Globally Recognised And Revered Giant

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HAVAL: Now Officially A Globally Recognised And Revered Giant

Here in South Africa, Haval is fast becoming an acclaimed purveyor of world-beating SUVs.

Indeed, from the moment the H2 hit the local market around the middle of last year, buyers have been queuing outside Haval's rapidly expanding network of dealerships (more of which in a minute) to lay their hands on this baby.

Ditto the bigger and yet bolder H6 and H6 C models that followed - while the svelte and sleek H9 that we can expect later this year promises more of the same, and then some.

Jan16

Peak' Performance - HAVAL Owners' Club Takes To The 'Berg

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Peak' Performance - HAVAL Owners' Club Takes To The 'Berg

We live in one of the most beautiful countries on earth. If not the most beautiful. And that's a fact.

Speaking of beautiful, Haval's products have been garnering acclaim and sales for, well, their sleek styling - not to mention everything from brilliant build quality to performance to refinement, and magic-carpet-like ride. All of which have gone a long way to helping Haval sell over a million units a year in its home market of China. That's right. A million.

Nov02

HAVAL brings you more - HAVAL H2 gets 5-star ANCAP rating

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HAVAL brings you more - HAVAL H2 gets 5-star ANCAP rating

Customer safety is paramount to the continued development of Haval as a global brand and this recognised by ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) which rewarded Haval with a 5 Star for the Haval H2 with Dual Frontal, Side and Curtain airbags.

This 5 Star rating, announced on 30th OCT, with an overall score: 34.88 (out of 37) made up of the Frontal Offset Test 13.88(out of 16)/Side Impact Test 16.00(out of 16)/ Pole Test 2.00(out of 2)/Whiplash Protection Good/Pedestrian Protection Acceptable/ ESC Standard/Seat Belt Reminders 3.00(out of 3);

Oct27

HAVAL - GOING FOR PERFECTION.... AND BEYOND

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HAVAL - GOING FOR PERFECTION.... AND BEYOND

The world is replete with advice - ancient and modern - against blowing your own trumpet. It's salient, too. No one likes a self-promoting motor mouth.

Thing is we're proud - real proud - of GWM and its very recently launched premium sub-brand Haval.

GWM, for a start, has been a part of the South African landscape for over a decade. And almost since its first rather basic pickups rolled onto our roads, it has carved an enviable reputation for reliability, toughness, integrity, and value-for-money.

Oct17

NEW HAVAL H6 PASSES THE MOST RIGOROUS ROLLOVER TEST

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NEW HAVAL H6 PASSES THE MOST RIGOROUS ROLLOVER TEST

On October 13, 2017, the most rigorous open rollover test for a Chinese SUV was carried out in the Real Car Collision Laboratory of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) in Tianjin for the first time. New Haval H6, meeting all the indicators, manifests its superior safety performance as a SUV leader.

Compared with tests in Europe and the United States, this test is more rigorous in standards, more comprehensive in content, and more adaptable to roads all over the world. The test, attracting extraordinary attention of the public, was attended by hundreds of people including industrial experts, media and consumers who witnessed the test of New Haval H6 and result releasing on site.

Sep28

ON A ROLL - HAVAL H2 HITS THE #CarsAwards SEMI-FINALS!

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ON A ROLL - HAVAL H2 HITS THE #CarsAwards SEMI-FINALS!

When the Haval H2 hit our market a few short months ago, the motoring public and media went, well, crazy for it.

And now the H2, in 1.5T Luxury Auto guise, has just been nominated as a semi-finalist in the highly prestigious Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank - and also just known as #CarsAwards. So making Haval the first Chinese brand to have the honour of cracking the nod as a semi-finalist.

Sep07

SA FESTIVAL OF MOTORING – THE PUBLIC GIVES HAVAL A HIGH FIVE!

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SA FESTIVAL OF MOTORING – THE PUBLIC GIVES HAVAL A HIGH FIVE!

Well, that was quick! And what are we talking about?

The incredible uptake and enthusiasm the South African market has shown for Haval, which is not only one of the best-selling SUV brands in the world, but also a luxury sub-brand of GWM – a nameplate that, in turn, has a proud 10-year history in Mzansi.

Jul28

A DOZEN – A BAKER'S DOZEN! – REASONS TO LOVE HAVAL: THE BRAND THAT'S REDEFINING THE SA SUV LANDSCAPE  

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1) Haval last year sold over one million SUVs on its home market in China. Pause to digest that figure. That's close to double – yes, double! – the total number of new vehicles sold per annum in South Africa. Clearly the discerning Chinese market is onto a good thing. A very good thing indeed.

Jul26

HAVAL OWNERS OWN IT – HAVAL'S WEEKEND AWAY

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With the Haval H2 having only recently been launched, ownership of this machine still means belonging to a pretty exclusive club.

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