Is this the next generation GWM Haval H6?
A new Haval SUV was caught during testing, though it’s still unclear what it is.
Images of the mid-to-large SUV have been published by China Automotive News and on Weibo, with some Chinese media reporting it as a new generation H6.
That’s even though the current H6 only entered production in 2020.
There’s a distinctive, wide grille connected by what appear to be LED daytime running lights, while at the rear there are taillight-like taillights. hyundai santafe 2018-2020.
Inside, there are screens that run the entire length of the dashboard – a design element that is becoming increasingly popular in China – and an unusually angled center console with two airless charging pads. big wire.
There are four control switches and what appears to be a row of buttons, but no conventional gearshifters – so gear selection can be achieved either by pressing the buttons or via a column-mounted shifter. .
While there are some exterior design elements shared with the current H6, such as the greenhouse that reaches a point in the D-pillar and a sharp crease that runs down the side, this is not a mid-range update. the subtle life cycle that we often see. for example, European and Japanese brands.
Chinese automakers are also known to roll out updated or new versions of their vehicles and keep previous generations produced concurrently. Haval itself still sells an earlier generation of H6 in China.
China Automotive News reports the new SUV shares its architecture with the likes of the GWM Haval H6 and Jolionand will be offered with a choice of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 1.5-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid.
This mysterious SUV joins the already messy list of Haval-branded SUVs in China.
While only two are sold here – the Jolion and the H6, both of which carry the GWM Haval badge – the Great Wall Motor mass-market SUV brand has 10 models.
These include Big Dog/Dagou/Dargo based on Lemon, Kagou/Cool DogChitu and god of waras well as aging off-road vehicle H9 and the M6 Plus crossover.
H9 off-roader aside, Shenshou is currently Haval’s largest SUV, measuring 4.78m long. That’s only slightly shorter than the defunct H8.
Great Wall Motor doesn’t just sell SUVs under its Haval name. It also founded the Wey brand, which primarily sells higher-end crossovers, and the Tank brand, which sells rugged body-on-frame off-road vehicles.
The first Tank, 300, is currently on sale in Australia as Tank GWM 300.