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Haval launches seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promotion

Haval has announced it will offer a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty across its range until December 31. The promotion is part of its 2018 plate clearance, and will apply to private buyers exclusively – business, fleet and rental customers will have to settle for a seven-year, 150,000km coverage period...

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Haval H2, H6 given drive-away price cut
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Haval H2, H6 given drive-away price cut

Haval has trimmed the price of its H2 and H6 SUVs, lowering the cost of entry to $22,990 drive-away and $28,990 drive-away respectively. In the case of the front-wheel drive H2 Premium Automatic, that represents a $1000 price cut on the regular drive-away price, which itself is well down on the $26,490 (before on-road costs) Haval was asking for when the car touched down in October 2015...


2018 Haval H9 Ultra review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2018 Haval H9 Ultra review

The hulking Haval H9 offers remarkable value for money for those willing to take a punt on a little-known brand. It's a massive, luxurious 4x4 with real presence, though it's still going to face an uphill battle to win over a sceptical public – and rightly so.

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$44,990

Great Wall and Haval ponder longer warranties for Australia
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Great Wall and Haval ponder longer warranties for Australia

Great Wall/Haval local management is considering market-leading warranties to convince skeptical Australians its little-known Chinese product is worth looking at. While the group has no trouble selling cars at home — about 1.07 million in 2017 — it’s still battling to break through with Australian buyers...


Haval rolls out new SUVs, turbo engine in Beijing
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Haval rolls out new SUVs, turbo engine in Beijing

Haval, one of a growing number of popular Chinese brands trying its luck in the hyper-competitive Australian market, has whipped the covers from a new model called the F5. The reveal took place today at the Beijing motor show, which is now one of the biggest worldwide in terms of attendees, and in terms of the number world premieres from domestic and better-known international marques alike...


Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut
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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut

Chinese brand Wey has revealed its latest creation – the X – an autonomous electric SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing motor show. While full details are yet to be revealed, the company has confirmed the X features artificial intelligence (AI) along with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies...


Haval H4: Another good-looking Haval we won't get
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Haval H4: Another good-looking Haval we won't get

A new Haval H4 model has joined the line-up of what is claimed to be China's largest SUV brand. Officially, it was revealed late last year, but it has now gone on sale in China – and the company's local arm has confirmed we won't see it in Australia. At least, not anytime soon. Like the new H2s and new H6 models revealed previously, the H4 is currently confirmed for the domestic market only...


Haval H8 review: 60,000km on the clock

Haval H8 review: 60,000km on the clock

My computer might have been designed by Apple in California, but it was made in China. Same story for my phone. We're perfectly comfortable using electronics or wearing clothes made by Chinese hands, so why aren't we keen to drive their cars? Since it launched locally in 2015, Haval has faced an uphill battle making the public take notice...

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$38,990

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


Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger
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Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger

Great Wall’s Australian reboot under a new in-house distributor hasn’t exactly been a smash success, with the two-star ANCAP-rated Steed managing just 0.2 per cent ute market share in 2017 and netting about one-tenth of its internal target...


2018 Haval H9 pricing and specs
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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 Haval H9 review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 Haval H9 review

China's biggest SUV brand, Haval, shows how fast it can learn to impress mature markets. The commendable Haval H9 is a big, capable and well-specified 4x4 that stands every chance of changing a few minds, even if it remains a hard sell against more familiar offerings...

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$40,990 - $44,990

2018 Wey P8 revealed
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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
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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 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...


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...


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.


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...