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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

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...

CarAdvice podcast 20: New i30 revealed, Great Wall Steed on sale, new Supra spied, and much more

Welcome to episode 20 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world. As always, expect shenanigans...

2017 Haval H6 pricing and specs

The Haval H6 medium SUV launched in Australia this week, giving the company’s local arm an answer to the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4. Billed as a “next generation” of Haval product, the H6 is taking it up to the segment’s major players with a new styling language, improved value and better driving dynamics...

Haval details plug-in hybrid future

SUV maker Haval has presented its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system, which the Chinese company claims will sip less than three litres per 100 kilometers. After only recently declaring that diesel engine technology has “reached its zenith”, the company has handed down fresh details of the plug-in hybrid powertrain that drives its new HB-02 SUV concept...

2016 Haval H2, H8, H9 prices cut for stocktake sale

SUV-focussed brand Haval has announced significant drive-away price cuts across its entire Australian range this week as part of a 2016 model-year stocktake sale. Haval, a branch of Chinese car maker Great Wall Motors, launched here late last year with the ambitious long-term goal of becoming Australia's best-selling SUV brand...

Haval says diesel has 'reached its zenith', has no plans to offer it

Haval has ruled out adopting diesel engines in the future, saying the technology has already “reached its zenith” and that petrol and electrification has all the upside. Instead, all future models from the Chinese SUV brand will use turbocharged petrol engines. Additionally, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric offerings are claimed to be due in the “very near future”...

Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating

Crash safety watchdog ANCAP this week awarded the Haval H9 large SUV a four-star rating, a score that has surprised and disappointed the new-to-market Chinese company. The four-star result came from local testing — the first independent safety rating of the H9 in the world...

Haval HB-02, HR-02 SUV concepts preview future styling

Chinese SUV brand Haval has unveiled a pair of new concepts, intended to preview the company’s future styling direction. The show cars, dubbed HB-02 and HR-02, appear to feature different stages of production readiness, with the white HR-02 wearing a look more in-line with the brand’s current styling...

2017 Haval H7 set for Australian launch next year

Chinese SUV company Haval expects to launch its new H7 SUV in Australia by the second half of 2017, the company's local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice today. Signalling the importance of the Australian market in Haval’s global expansion, ours will be the first right-hand-drive region to get the H7...

Haval H2 price cut to $24,990 driveaway

The entry level Haval H2 has been given a limited-time price cut in a move to stimulate both customer interest, and by extension sales. The Chinese company’s so-called “premium SUV” competitor to the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi ASX is now retailing for $24,990 driveaway in Haval H2 Premium front-drive guise with a six-speed manual transmission...