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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35...

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2017 Haval H9 Premium tuned by Ironman 4x4 review: Quick drive

2017 Haval H9 Premium tuned by Ironman 4x4 review: Quick drive

The Haval H9 is China's answer to an array of large off-roaders like the Toyota Prado, but at a fraction of the price. The company revealed in Darwin last week, it has been working with Aussie company Ironman 4x4 on a local tuning program – similar to how Hyundai and Kia tune their models specifically for our market...

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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE
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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated the updated 2018 Haval H9 was the base car for the company's local tuning prototype. This is not the case, as it is the pre-update model Chinese SUV specialist Haval has revealed it is in the first stages of implementing an Australian tuning program for its local line-up, starting with its largest model, the H9...


2018 Haval H7 due in Australia early next year
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2018 Haval H7 due in Australia early next year

The 2018 Haval H7, previously scheduled to debut here in the second half of this year, has been pushed back to "early 2018", with initial details for the Chinese brand's Sorento fighter also released this week. Despite the fact it will likely be priced against medium SUVs, the H7 measures 4900mm in long-wheelbase 'L' guise - putting it in closer contention with large crossovers like the Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Kluger...


2017 Haval H2 Premium 4x2 review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Haval H2 Premium 4x2 review

You probably know very little about the Haval H2, but this Vitara, Qashqai and CX-3 rival in the small crossover segment shows promise, especially given the much-needed recent price cuts.

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Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia
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Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia

Chinese carmaker Haval, has confirmed its bold HB-03 concept unveiled at this year’s Shanghai motor show, will go into production. Further, the company’s Australian arm has confirmed the all-new, coupe-styled SUV will make its way Down Under in 2020...


2018 Haval H9 revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2018 Haval H9 revealed, Australian debut later this year

The updated 2018 Haval H9 has been revealed this week ahead of an Australian launch later this year, with the company claiming local feedback and media coverage has influenced a significant amount of the changes. Headline changes include a reworked version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which now develops 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque, up 20kW and 36Nm respectively...


Haval reveals HB-03 PHEV crossover concept
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Haval reveals HB-03 PHEV crossover concept

Chinese SUV-maker Haval has again hopped onto the coupe crossover bandwagon, revealing a slinky concept car at this week’s 2017 Auto Shanghai called the HB-03. The BMW X4 lookalike sports what appear to be largely production-ready lines, and cloaks a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Haval H6 revealed
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2017 Haval H6 revealed

This is the new-look 2017 Haval H6 medium SUV, set to go on sale in its native China before the mid-way point of this year, but which remains only a vague prospect for Australia for the time being. The rounder new design, which bears strong resemblance to last year's HR-02 concept, was created by a team led by 'celebrity' design director Pierre Leclercq...


Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming
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Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming

Great Wall Australia is still on track to introduce a cheaper single-cab-chassis version of the Steed ute before the end of 2017. It is expected that the Steed cab-chassis will come in both 110kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel 4x4 and 100kW/205Nm 2.4-litre petrol 4x2 configurations...


Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year
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Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year

Chinese sister brands Haval and Great Wall may be minnows in Australia, but the company’s 2016 sales result globally is nothing to sneeze at. According to the company’s figures, it sold more than a million Haval SUVs and Great Wall utes and passenger models last year, the vast majority obviously being in China...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


How Chinese brands are faring in Australia
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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...


Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear
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Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear

The Haval H2s has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, possibly previewing a pending update for the Chinese brand's smallest model. Described by the company as a 'small premium SUV', the H2s looks much sharper and more upmarket than the current H2, thanks to its more slender headlights and front grille, somewhat similar to the larger H6 (known as the H6 Coupe in China)...


Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet
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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...


2017 Haval H6 Lux Review
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2017 Haval H6 Lux Review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Haval H6 has its work cut out for it. It's the Chinese brand's fourth SUV model to launch here in Australia, joining the compact H2, large H8 and seven-seat H9 that arrived a year ago. Now, the mid-size H6 has the tough job of trying to break into one of our biggest selling segments and take on the big players like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail...


2017 Haval H6 Lux review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Haval H6 Lux review

The Haval H6 offers a luxury interior and impressive list of included features at a competitive price. But is that enough to counteract its shortcomings?