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Haval preparing SUV onslaught for 2020 Beijing motor show

Haval will launch a trio of next-generation crossovers at the 2020 Beijing motor show, and they're all set for Australia. A new H2 compact crossover to go head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3, mid-sized H6 to rival the Toyota RAV4, and body-on-frame H9 to battle the Isuzu MU-X will be revealed, the company has confirmed...

VFACTS: Chinese brands continue to rise

Despite the continued decline in overall new car sales, brands from China are posting triple-digit growth – namely Haval and MG. For the month of July the overall market slid 2.8 per cent, with the year-to-date figure 7.7 per cent down on the first seven months of 2018. However, SUV specialist Haval recorded a 164...

Great Wall preparing 500Nm diesel engine for new ute

Great Wall hasn't given its new ute a name yet, but it's already preparing a pair of pumped-up engines for power-hungry buyers. The new Pickup, as it’s currently known by Great Wall, will be available with petrol and diesel power, the former making 120kW and 360Nm, the latter offering 145kW and between 380Nm and 400Nm of torque. Both displace 2...

Great Wall: High-grade ute variant to offer just 500kg payload

High-spec versions of Great Wall’s new ute will land in Australia with a payload rating almost 500kg less than the established players offer, thanks to its new five-link rear suspension. Launched in Shanghai, the new ute carries bears the hefty weight of expectation from head office...

Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line

Great Wall is talking a big game with its new ute, boldly claiming it'll sit with the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger as a top-three selling mid-sized ute globally, but its pricing Down Under will be a closer match for the Ssangyong Musso. The mid-range 'Passenger' version of the as-yet unnamed ute will be priced at around $35,000 with an automatic transmission, diesel, and four-wheel drive according to Haval Australia managing director, Koma Li...

Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under

The first electric ute in Australia could come from China, with Great Wall confirming the pure-electric version of its new ute was "always" in its plans. Timing hasn't been confirmed, but Haval Australia's managing director Koma Li says Great Wall will take the as-yet unnamed electric pickup despite of our market's reticence to adopt battery-powered vehicles...

Great Wall's new ute revealed with sights set on Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger

Great Wall wants to scale heights no Chinese brand has before, setting its sights on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux with its all-new dual-cab ute. UPDATE: The story has been updated with details about towing capacity and more detailed power outputs, following clarification from Great Wall...

Great Wall: New ute still 12-18 months away for Australia

Great Wall’s tougher new ute is ready for a full reveal next week, but it won’t be touching down in Australia until more than a year after launch. The new dual-cab, which will eventually take over from the Steed, will be offered in both ‘Urban’ and ‘Adventure’ guises when it launches...

Great Wall: Next-gen ute's interior revealed

Great Wall has continued to the gradual drip-feed of details about its upcoming replacement for the Steed dual-cab, revealing its upmarket interior. There's quilted leather in there, for crying out loud. The cabin you see here won't feature in the rough and tumble Adventure model revealed last week. Instead, the luxurious-looking finish pictured will be reserved for the 'Urban' model...

Great Wall: Next-gen ute outed, 500km electric model confirmed

Great Wall Motors will launch its first pure-electric dual-cab ute complete with 500km of range, and the Australian arm has its "hands up for it". Speaking with CarAdvice today, a Great Wall spokesperson said the company thinks "the Australian market is ready" for a fully-electric dual-cab ute...

Great Wall: Next-gen ute to get Australian 'off-road adventure' model

Great Wall has confirmed its next-generation ute will get a special "off-road adventure" configuration for the Australian and New Zealand market. Shown here in Australia and New Zealand specific patent drawings from Great Wall, the ute will be offered in four configurations in its home market: dual-cab with a choice of long- and short wheelbase, single-cab, and the special "off-road adventure" model pictured...