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Haval Australia planning new SUV range by 2021, EVs by 2022

China’s biggest domestic SUV maker, Haval, is having a much tougher time selling cars to Australians than it expected, but the still-ambitious company suggests its next wave of products will have a better go at it. The company is developing a new modular architecture for domestic left-hand drive (LHD) purposes – as well as right-hand drive (RHD) for Australia, India and South Africa – to underpin its next generation model line-up...

CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...

2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs

The upgraded Haval H9 seven-seat 4x4 has arrived with an array of new features, a better powertrain and more realistic pricing. The Chinese large-SUV is pitched as a family-friendly seven-seater to rival the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, though its body-on-frame construction grants it off-road ability akin to a Ford Everest...

2018 Wey P8 revealed

The all-new 2018 Wey P8 has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese company's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Set to go on sale in its home market of China in the first quarter of 2018, the P8 combines a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with electric motors on each axle - making for combined outputs of 250kW and 520Nm...

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 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...

Siemens building 'eHighway' in Germany to charge electric trucks

German conglomerate company Siemens has been tasked with building a 10-kilometre stretch of overhead contact lines on one of Germany's autobahns to allow trucks to temporarily drive on electric power only while also charging their batteries...

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

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...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 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 this week, Trent Nikolic is in the CarAdvice Garage with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending May 26, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below...

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

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...