Sep06

Brand-new H6 Launched in Iraq

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Brand-new H6 Launched in Iraq

On the 28th August, 2018, the launch ceremony of the new HAVAL H6 was held in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, Iraq, The event was attended by more than 300 social elites involved in the local political, business sector, education, automotive industries and media. The release of the H6 was reported on Iraqi National Television and more than 10 local TV stations, attracting extensive attention in the local area, and posted on Haval We-Media with over 1,000 views within 5 minutes. Even on site at the event, over 10 customers signed orders of this model.

Mr. Ni Ruchi, Chinese Consul General in Erbil, Mr. Hadi, Governor of Erbil, and General Manager of the Prime Minister's Office of Kurdistanwere were present at the event and delivered speeches respectively. They thought highly of HAVAL's quality and GWM's pioneering spirit, and further expressed wishes for the great success of the event.

Sep04

F7 Makes a Remarkable Appearance in Moscow Auto Show and Internationalization Strategy of Haval Brand Speeds Up

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F7 Makes a Remarkable Appearance in Moscow Auto Show and Internationalization Strategy of Haval Brand Speeds Up

On August 29th, the 2018 Moscow International Auto Show arrived on schedule. The Haval brand brought its glory to the heavyweight models F7, H6, H9 and HB-03 concept cars. Haval's participation in this exhibition is not only for the warm-up of the upcoming products, but also shows the strong brand appeal to the world, further enhancing the international popularity.

The highlight of the Haval Auto Show was the first appearance of the Haval F7 in Russia. The Haval F7 is positioned as a compact SUV and is the flagship product of the Haval brand in accordance with the international development route. At the auto show, Phil Simmons, vice president of Great Wall Motors and Haval brand styling, vividly interpreted the design concepts of the F7 and F series., He said that Haval F7 would shape the spirit of intelligence, and create the four major consumer values of excellent appearance, intellectual technology, tough power and ultimate security for the tech savvy by means of smart technology, and surpass the leading intelligent technology and enterprising young attitude.

Aug30

Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9

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Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9
  • Fearless attitude and performance
  • Space and safety
  • Comfort and style
  • 30 August 2018, Midrand - Haval, the professional SUV division of GWM, is breaking new ground with the introduction of its first four-wheel drive model on local shores.

    Joining the South African range of its two-wheel drive small SUV derivatives, the 1.5-litre H1, H2 and H6, the large 7-seater H9 is powered by a 180 kW 2.0 Litre petrol turbo also found in the H6C.

    Haval is making huge strides on the South African family SUV market after the brand's local introduction just over a year ago.

    "Haval arrived in South Africa back in May 2017 and we started 12 months ago with just three Haval dealers," says Charles Zhao, Managing Director of Haval Motors South Africa. "By the end of June 2018 we had no less than 29 Haval dealers' countrywide thanks to full factory back-up from our parent company in China."

    The H9 is the fifth luxury SUV model in the Haval range to be launched in South Africa in less than 18 months.

    "Our objective is to have 35 Haval dealers across the country by the end of this year," says Zhao. "The arrival of our long awaited H9 is the latest addition to our powerful SUV range and will certainly assist us in expanding into the local market.

    The big new seven-seater H9 has outperformed some much more expensive rivals in other right-hand drive markets, and drew high praise from judges in Australia's coveted 4x4 awards in 2017, calling it "a machine rugged enough to survive the Australian outback".

    Aug22

    GWM launches "ORA" brand to enter new energy vehicle market in full stride

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    GWM launches

    On August 20, 2018. - Great Wall Motor (GWM) New Energy officially launched its all-new independent brand of new energy vehicles. ORA is the first of the mainstream car companies to brand its new energy car business. The ORA iQ, a pure electric crossover SUV, will be launched at the Chengdu Auto Show. This is another major move by the Great Wall Motor Group in the field of new energy after its joint venture with BMW.

    Ning Shuyong, vice president of Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. and general manager of the new Ora brand, said: "The Great Wall Motor Group set up a new energy vehicle research group a decade ago. It has been developing electric vehicles for ten years and is dedicated to research and development. Great Wall insists on developing new energy vehicles. Instead of changing from oil to electricity, a bigger consideration is the healthy development of the new energy vehicle market."

    ORA: "New Generation Electric Cars" for the New Urban Youth

    Great Wall Motor named the new energy brand ORA, hoping to commemorate the world famous mathematician, Mr. Leonhard Euler. Mr. Euler is well known for his "Eulerian Theorem" and "Eulerian Formula". He did only make great contributions to the mathematics community, but also pushed mathematics into the physical field, including ballistics, rigid body mechanics, and fluid mechanics.

    Great Wall Motor decided to use the "Ora" to name the new energy vehicle brand because mathematics is the foundation of human science and technology innovation, and also the core and premise of automobile design and research and development.

    Aug08

    Phil Simmons is Appointed as Design Director of HAVAL

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    Phil Simmons is Appointed as Design Director of HAVAL

    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.

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