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2022 Haval Big Dog and GWM Tank 300 on wish list for Australia – VIDEO

Meet the Haval Big Dog (above) and Great Wall Motors (GWM) Tank 300 (below). Both are box-shaped SUVs but one is a city slicker similar in size to a Toyota RAV4 or Nissan X-Trail, while the other is a heavy-duty four-wheel drive that appears to share some of its inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Suzuki Jimny, with a dose of Jeep added for good measure...

Great Wall Motors Haval aiming for Top 10 in Australia within three years

While Chinese automotive brands MG and LDV are fast-tracking their way up the charts in Australia, fellow Chinese conglomerate Great Wall Motors Haval is about to redouble its efforts in the sales race. After a stalled start via an independent distributor in Australia more than 10 years ago, GWM Haval is now a factory-backed operation with a direct line to head office in China – and has plans for a new model onslaught...

China’s GWM Haval launches massive hybrid push to challenge Toyota

Little known Chinese brand GWM Haval is about to roll out a range of petrol-electric hybrid cars aimed at clawing back some of the global dominance of Toyota, which is the biggest seller and one of the pioneers of the fuel-saving technology. GWM Haval will launch its first hybrid car in Australia by the end of this year – the Haval H6 Hybrid, a medium SUV similar in size to a Toyota RAV4 or Nissan X-Trail...

Haval H6 Hybrid begins production at former Holden Colorado plant in Thailand

GWM brand Haval has begun production at its new 'smart factory' in Thailand, which is understood to have previously built the Holden Colorado for the Australian market. Haval will manufacture its new H6 Hybrid SUV for right-hand-drive markets at the facility, but the company's local arm says it won't be bringing those vehicles to Australia for the time being...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Two: Genesis to Maserati

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2021 Haval Jolion price and specs: Full range in showrooms by end of June

2021 Haval Jolion pricing and specification Non-LE models on their way, with Lux and Ultra on sale now Entry-level Premium here in late June Prices start from $25,490 drive-away Australian details of the full 2021 Haval Jolion range have been confirmed, with the first examples on sale now...

Top 10 strangest car names of 2021

There's a lot of science involved in choosing a new car name. Some manufacturers employ external brand companies, while others take inspiration from within. For example, the Ford Taurus was named by two of the company's executives – after their wives' star signs. We've seen some doozies in the past...

GWM’s Tank 800 revealed as new luxury flagship at Shanghai motor show

GWM’s Tank 800 full-size SUV prototype was unveiled overnight at the 2021 Shanghai motor show, set to become the brand’s flagship luxury offering. Much like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan – from which inspiration was clearly drawn – the Tank 800 gets a star-studded roof lining, privacy curtains, full-size reclining rear seats, integrated door umbrellas, passenger touch screens, custom cushions, a champagne bar, and automatic doors...

GWM Wey Tank 300 Cybertank: Concept off-roader set for Shanghai reveal

The Tank 300 Cybertank concept – which appears to be heavily inspired by boxy off-roaders including the Mercedes-Benz G-Class – is set to be unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show. Built by GWM’s luxury subsidiary Wey, the Cybertank is reportedly underpinned by mechanicals from the existing Tank 300 production SUV...

2021 Haval Jolion LE price and specs: $27,990 drive-away for tech-packed SUV

2021 Haval Jolion pricing and specification Initial range limited to 300 Launch Edition units Full active safety suite standard, plus LED lights and digital instruments Priced from $27,990 to $30,990 drive-away Full Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Haval Jolion have emerged, with the first examples en route to local showrooms...

2021 Haval H6 price and specs: Mid-size SUV priced from $30,990 drive-away

2021 Haval H6 pricing and specification Mid-size SUV offers three model grades Dual screens and wide safety suite standard across the range Priced from $30,990 to $38,990 drive-away Full Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Haval H6 have been confirmed, as first examples of the mid-size SUV reach dealers in the coming days...