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.

Jun07

Haval South Africa celebrates their second birthday with their customers at the first annual Haval GWM/Harvest day

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Haval South Africa celebrates their second birthday with their customers at the first annual Haval GWM/Harvest day

Saturday 1 June was somewhat of a special day for Haval Motors South Africa. May marked the brand's second anniversary since they started trading in South Africa as a wholly owned subsidiary to founding company, Great Wall Motor Corporation. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Haval/GWM invited their customers to a family day dubbed "The Haval-GWM Harvest Day" hosted at the venue Africa Land just outside Hartbeespoort and west of Pretoria.

When Haval started trading in May 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary in South Africa, the brand had three dealers and started with a clean slate in terms of sales figures. Since then more than 14 000 have been sold in South Africa. In May of 2018, Haval and GWM sold roughly 600 cars into the domestic market. In May 2019 Haval GWM sold over 900 units to South Africans. Haval and GWM currently have 46 South African dealers and 4 in Neighbouring countries namely Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mauritius. The Brand is aiming to have 57 dealers by the end of the year in South Africa alone. This growth and accelerated expansion is nothing short of miraculous and the pride in the brand was quite clear on every Harvest day goers face.

May24

Legend runner and Haval take over Pelindaba

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Legend runner and Haval take over Pelindaba

This past weekend saw the area of Pelindaba known more for the nuclear power plant and the exquisite rocky outcrops as well as its picturesque beauty come alive with amateur athletes from all ages taking on the The LEGENDRUNNER event. Legend Runner is a spectacular and legendary obstacle Race catering for everyone of all ages and walks of life with 3 amazing distances to choose from and what's more it is absolutely family friendly.

Depending on skill and fitness level, entrants had the choice of entering 5km, 8km or the ultimate, 16km obstacle course which took the entrants over obstacles, through mud holes and various other muscle stretching and body tingling challenges. Haval Southern Africa is a proud sponsor of the Legend Runner series and National Sales Manager Jay Jay Botes had this to say about the event "Haval and GWM are built tough and robust as well as agile and that's why we thought it was an obvious synergy for us to sponsor this event. What's more is it's family orientated which is what we believe in namely family values and showcasing our range of bakkies and SUVs at the events all over SA was an easy decision to make."

May03

Great Wall Motor Company Limited recently participated in the "Belt and Road" International Forum

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Great Wall Motor Company Limited recently participated in the

The Belt and Road Initiative is an initiative between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the dominant transnational economic belt created in 2013. It covers countries and areas along the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road historically passing through mainland China, Central Asia, North and West Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean coast.

On April 24 the 4th "Belt and Road" International Forum hosted by Phoenix TV was held in Beijing. The theme of this forum was "SDGs on Belt & Road". Hundreds of representatives of international organizations, senior executives of enterprises and the government participated in the event to discuss the development and overseas expansion of Chinese enterprises in the process of practicing the "Belt and Road" Initiatives. During the event, Wei Jianjun, Chairman of Great Wall Motor Company Limited, together with Liang Guining, Director of the Institute of Foreign Investment and Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce, Fang Qiuchen, President of China International Contractors Association (CHINCA), Wu Zhong, Secretary-General of the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation and other leaders and guests attended the event and discussed the way forward for Chinese enterprises to promote sustainable development through globalization.

Apr05

Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great Wall Pickup have been released

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Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great Wall Pickup have been released

On April the 2nd, Great Wall Pickup officially revealed that their all new pickup series would be launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 16th 2019. Great Wall Pickup also released two official pictures of the off-road version and said that this all new off-road pickup will be equipped as standard equipment with off-road specific configurations such as a front winch, three differential locks (front, middle, and back) as well as a snorkel, parts and features that are normally aftermarket accessories with most brands.

Apr04

New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its Debut at Auto Shanghai 2019

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New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its Debut at Auto Shanghai 2019

Great Wall Pickup, the leader in the Chines pickup industry, made another big move recently. This all new Great Wall Pickup will officially break cover making its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai to be held in April 2019 according to an informed source. The Chinese powerhouse released a series of photos of a new pickup model online. These images show that the new model adopts a new front style and grille, nothing like anything released before from the Chinese mark. The trapezoidal air-inlet grille adopts an intricate decorative style. The headlights also feature a very sharp and futuristic styling that melts and integrates into the front bumper which makes the front of the vehicle stand out stylistically showing off its own personality and highlighting a new generation of bigger, better more advanced GWM pick-ups. When viewing the vehicle from the side, the wheel hubs sport a multiple spoke design wheel adding to the creative styling of the vehicle. The cylindrical and highly sporty roll bar adds to the aggressive stance and styling of this all new cutting edge design.

Mar20

Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March 2019 - Cape Town Western Cape

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Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March 2019 - Cape Town Western Cape

"Haval is not just another Brand, we are very customer orientated, as we truly understand that without happy customers, we simply don't have a business." This was the opening line to the welcome message from National Sales Manager, Tyrone Alberts when he addressed the Western Cape Haval and GWM owners at the recently held owners weekend for the area.

Mar05

GWM increases their support to buyers

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GWM increases their support to buyers

GWM made its debut in the South Africa pick up market in March 2007. For the past 12 years, the GWM brand has gathered fans with our highly affordable and superb quality Single and Double Cab bakkies. The GWM brand has grown consistently over the years and so has our product range. We are now proud of a stable sporting an urban SUV and four different Steed models with multiple variants. Most recently we launched the all new Steed 5 facelift that has been met positively by the South African public.

Jan17

A new direction - but the spirit lives on!

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A new direction - but the spirit lives on!

Leading in China, Aiming for the world!

HAVAL global cumulative sales have exceeded 5 Million units.

On January 13, with the theme of "Leading in China, Aiming for the world", the HAVAL Global 5-million-sales Celebration Ceremony and Global Strategic Conference was held at the HAVAL R&D Center in Baoding. HAVAL owners, Chinese and foreign experts, partners and over 500 media from all over the world gathered to share HAVAL's success and joy at the company reaching the Global 5-million-sales cumulative sales mark and witness the release of the "521" Globalization Strategic Blueprint of the SUV powerhouse, a map of the future plans to increase the brands global footprint.

Jan01

GWM 2018 Sales Report

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GWM 2018 Sales Report
GWM 2018 Sales Report
Nov05

All New Haval H6 Successfully Marched into the Chilean Market and got the locals talking

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All New Haval H6 Successfully Marched into the Chilean Market and got the locals talking

The new Haval H6 has recently landed in Chile, the world's narrowest country. On October 22nd, witnessed by 13 Prominent Automotive journalists, the new Haval H6 was officially launched.

In the early stage of the listing, the Haval Chilean distributor Delco organized a two-day secondary dealer training session, and invited 140 dealer representatives to participate, covering all sales outlets in Chile. The two-day event not only introduced the Haval brand to dealers, but also further analyzed the competitiveness of the new Haval H6. Dealers have said that the design, performance and technical advantages of the new Haval H6 will doubtlessly rank among the best-selling models in Chile.

Oct30

Brand-new Haval H6 successfully launched at the Auto Show in Quito, Ecuador

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Brand-new Haval H6 successfully launched at the Auto Show in Quito, Ecuador

Inspiring passion on the equator.

On October 18, the Quito Auto Show was opened in grandeur at Cemexpo - the equatorial monument in Ecuador. As GWM's dealer in Ecuador, Ambacar brought Haval and GWM brands to attend the auto show independently and exhibited Haval H1, H2, H5, H6 sports edition and the H9 as well as the GWM pickup range. It also took this opportunity to release the brand-new Haval H6 and showcase this popular model.

During the launch ceremony, Mr Pietro, General Manager of Ambacar introduced the brand-new Haval H6. The brand-new Haval H6 continues the tremendous presence and power of Haval brand. Due to its unique and all new aesthetic design, technological advances and intelligent configurations, newly designed "armor safety system" and the luxuriously comfortable "fluid texture" cabin, the H6 completely surpasses its rivals in the same class.

Oct23

Newly released H9 solidifies HAVAL Motors place in South African markets

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Building on the momentum created by HAVAL's previously released models, the new name in SUV's is challenging all categories in the automotive sector with the release of HAVAL H9, the 5th luxury SUV model in the HAVAL range.

Launched in South Africa in August 2018 at the Kyalami Festival of Motoring, the H9 immediately began turning heads, stealing the show and the hearts of many in attendance.

Oct23

A HAVAL experience: road tripping across SA

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Samantha Barnes

The week of 20 September saw the launch of an epic adventure across the length and breadth of South Africa. Instead of swimmers launching themselves like seals in icy waters, cyclists facing their internal demons on a character building incline or runners' hot footing across flat unrelenting landscapes; this was a motoring adventure.

It took in scenic landscapes and varied terrain; from the wildness of the Kruger National Park to the awe inspiring majesty of two oceans bashing into each other at Cape Point, with the motoring climax in Cape Town.

Like any good story, the 2018 HAVAL Outreach Expedition was made up of three parts, a beginning middle and end.

Oct17

GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck with clear intentions of being a global LCV leader

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GWM showcases an all new GWM Pickup Truck with clear intentions of being a global LCV leader

On September 28th, GWM Pickup Truck announced China's leading LCV brand's determination to reach its goal of being in the top three LCV brands in the world. At the launch event, Great Wall Motors announced its vision of being "China's No. 1 pickup brand, building No. 1 choice for Chinese consumers, and finally making GWM one of the world's top three pickup brands". To do this, GWM released the "Six-Star Strategy" to ramp up their efforts in upgrading the brand and open a new era for GWM Pickup Truck. Steed 7, a brand-new premium high-end pickup model, also made an appearance at the launch.

Pickup, was announced as the next big thing following SUV at this strategy conference, GWM Pickup Truck, as the segment leader, interpreted the development trend of pickup in China and the world, showing its vision for the future and their strong sense of responsibility to the segment.

Globally, pickup has always been one of the most popular and largest sales segments and the most active base for a car loving culture. However, sales volumes of pickup vehicles in China only account for about 1.3% of the total market due to policy restrictions. With the deregulation of the policy and more encouraging circumstances, the Chinese domestic pickup market is bound to release its huge potential. The market potential, consumer demands and deregulation are accelerating a turning point in the industry. It is no doubt a significant strategic opportunity for GWM Pickup Truck whose track record boasts multiple industrial milestones with their stand out achievement being "No. 1 selling pickup for 20 consecutive years".

Oct09

Haval Outreach Expedition concludes in Cape Town

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Haval Outreach Expedition concludes in Cape Town

09 October 2018, Cape Town - After a journey spanning nearly 4 500km, the 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition reached its final stop in Cape Town, marking the end of an epic journey for the team.

After 15 days and ten stopovers the expedition made its way to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the continent, to celebrate the completion of a very successful cross-country trip.

The six vehicles in the convoy, consisting of two Haval H9's, two Haval H6C's, a Haval H2 and GWM Steed 5E spent the last two weeks travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town via the east coast of South Africa.

It was a gruelling trek at times, with some rough roads, challenging weather and 4x4 courses thrown into the mix. According to Charles Zhao, Managing Director of Haval Motors South Africa, "Although this journey was centred around reaching out to local communities and charities, it also served to prove that Haval can handle even the toughest local terrain."

Oct02

Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the Windy City

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Haval Outreach Expedition arrives in the Windy City

02 October 2018, Port Elizabeth - The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition recently arrived in the windy city of Port Elizabeth, marking the 7th stop on the journey.

The six vehicles in the convoy joined up with a group of nearly 40 local Haval customers and the entire group made their way to the Haval dealership in Port Elizabeth. Amidst delicious coffee and breakfast, Haval South Africa handed the keys for a brand-new H9 to Tom Swartz, the winner of Survivor South Africa 2018.

Swartz is an official brand ambassador for Haval South Africa, as well as Haval Port Elizabeth. Swartz said he was extremely thankful to Haval and was very excited to drive his brand-new Forest Green H9 for the first time.

Sep27

2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition arrives in Eastern Cape

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2018 Haval South Africa Outreach Expedition arrives in Eastern Cape

27 September 2018, Coffee Bay - The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition is making its way from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the east coast of South Africa. After a quick stop in the Kruger National Park, the convoy turned south and headed for Sodwana.

In Sodwana, the two 4x4 H9's in the group had the opportunity to show their muscle on the dunes. With six drive modes to choose from, including Sand Mode, the Haval H9 is perfectly suited for slippery and sandy driving conditions. The seven-seat luxury SUV proved to be extremely nimble on the challenging dunes. Recently launched in South Africa, the Haval H9 offers excellent performance, and it really is equally at home in the dunes as it is on the road.

Sep25

Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in Johannesburg

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Haval Outreach Expedition kicks off in Johannesburg
  • Refined luxury
  • Advanced Safety
  • Superior Comfort

25 September 2018, Midrand - The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition kicked off in Johannesburg earlier this month with a convoy of two Haval H9s, two Haval H6Cs one Haval H2 and a GWM Steed 5E as the support vehicle. The journey runs from 20 September to 4 October and will see the six vehicles travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the East and South Coasts of South Africa.

According to Charles Zhao, Managing Director of Haval Motors South Africa, "As a relatively new brand in the country, this journey is an opportunity for us to show our commitment to the local market by supporting various local organisations unique to South Africa."

The first leg of the trip stretched from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park in order to visit the remarkable K9 unit, which provides training and logistical back-up to conservation areas and game parks through the deployment of specialised working dog units that are specifically trained to combat poaching across the country. Haval South Africa made a donation of R10 000 to the K9 Conservation organisation.

Sep19

Fashionable Intelligent Product - Brand-new HAVAL

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Fashionable Intelligent Product - Brand-new HAVAL

F-range Targets for Young

On August 28, HAVAL, the leading independent SUV brand in China, held a cutting-edge and stylish "No High No Fans - Brand-new HAVAL F-range Press Launch" at Xicun Art Space, a dazzling landmark in Chengdu. HAVAL officially unveiled its brand-new F-range and brand-new company Logo targeting young consumers. At the Conference, the HAVAL F5 and HAVAL F7 made their debut and started pre-sale.

Mr. Li Ruifeng, the Vice President of Great Wall Motor Company Limited and General Manager of its Sales Company pointed out that the HAVAL F-range was born out of realistic demands for HAVAL SUV rejuvenation and strategic demands for safeguarding the glory of being "SUV leader". In this regard, HAVAL would form an ideal SUV matrix featuring a formidable combination of the HAVAL H-range + HAVAL F-range to ensure the co-development of HAVAL in the family car market as well as the youth market.

Fashionable Brand - HAVAL defines The F3
Launching the brand new F-range marks a new chapter for HAVAL towards brand rejuvenation, intellectualization and technicalization. The HAVAL F-range is defined as "intelligent and fashionable SUVs specially tailored for young consumers and characterized by rejuvenation, intellectualization and technicalization". Mr. Wen Fei, the Deputy General Manager of Great Wall Auto Sales Co., Ltd., interpreted the product concept of F-range - "The F3": F - Future represents future-oriented automotive intelligent technologies such as intelligent connected, intelligent safety and autonomous driving; F - Fashion represents realization of resonance and intercommunication with young people by using epochal fashionable design language and diversified product styles; F - Fun represents product functionalization in the attitude of the young people in the new era to have fun in fashionable products.

As a pioneer in the market segment for young people, HAVAL F-range will focus on young consumers and meet their personalized demands with fashion styling, reveal vitality in diversified product styles and richer fashionable configurations, and reach the young people with more modern language.

Sep11

Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in prestigious Cars.co.za consumer awards

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Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in prestigious Cars.co.za consumer awards
  • Luxury features
  • Competitive pricing
  • Impressive performance

11 September 2018, Midrand - Scarcely a month after its introduction to the local market, the Haval H9 has been named as one of only five semi-finalists in the Adventure SUV category of the 2018 Cars.co.za consumer awards.

Haval is shaking up the local automotive sector with its rapid growth, and the H9 is the fifth luxury SUV model in the Haval range to be launched in less than 18 months.

In under two years the company has grown from three dealerships in South Africa to 31, and this is the second Haval to be nominated for a Cars.co.za consumer award in as many years - last year the H2 made the semi-finalist list in the Compact Family category.

According to Charles Zhao, Managing Director of Haval Motors South Africa, "These awards are a true test, as they combine public opinion with that of recognised motoring experts. With our H9 in the running this year (and the H2 being nominated last year), it's a clear indication that our customers, the general public, and the experts all recognise the value and capability of our vehicles. There's no better testimony."

Sep06

Brand-new WEY VV6 "Intelligent" Luxury SUV Launched!

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Brand-new WEY VV6

On August 27, WEY, the Luxury SUV leader in China, launched the VV6 at the Product Launch Conference held in Jingyuan Art Center, Beijing. WEY VV6 is positioned as "Intelligent Luxury" and 5 models have been introduced to date.

As a brand new masterpiece of WEY in this intelligent driving category, the VV6, by virtue of its great technical strength, will drive the Intelligent Luxury SUV segment into an era for WEY in China. At the Conference, WEY, together with Baidu, also announced their strategic cooperation and future development blueprint - in addition to introducing VV6.

Mr. Jens, CEO of WEY, said "VV6 represents both the endless potential of WEY in the intelligent driving segment as well as perfect practice towards accelerated brand intellectualization processes. I am reasonably certain that VV6, for intelligent luxury and intelligent safety, will be another stronghold for WEY to consolidate its market position and bring about an amazing travel experience".

Sep06

Fashion Pioneer with the Ability to Battle in the Youth Market-Haval F Range "Binary Star" Sparkles in "Land of Abundance"

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Fashion Pioneer with the Ability to Battle in the Youth Market-Haval F Range

On August 31, 2018, Haval showed its two highly significant models the H and F ranges, under the theme of "It is hard to hide its Wisdom and Control of the Future" at the Chengdu Motor Show 2018 and after the launch ceremony of the brand-new intelligent and fashionable F range. As the new force behind the Haval brand, the F range "binary star made a shining appearance at the auto show, injecting elements such as youthfulness, sportiness and greater intelligence into the brand with several kinds of fashion trends and starting the new era of the youthful strategy of the Haval brand.

As a leader of independent SUVs, the Haval H range has achieved great success in the SUV market. The F range launched was the product sequence segmented for young customers based on the demands of market, development and consumption trends. The Vice General Manager of GWM sales company Wen Fei said, "The F range will create the next ultimate vision of Haval as a pioneer and define the trend with ultimate vision, targeting intelligence, technology and youthfulness, in accordance with a grander globalized deployment strategy!"

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