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.

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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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."

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