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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...

Haval wants world-leading drivetrain R&D

Great Wall Motor (GWM) — parent of the eponymous ute brand, plus Haval, Wey and Ora — has lured engineers from big European OEMs and invested billions into R&D, with the ambitious goal of being a world-leading drivetrain producer and supplier...

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

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...

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 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...