Launch of Edgy Haval H-Dog plug-in hybrid SUV
by GWM seemingly never-ending scope expansion continues with newly revealed haval H-Dog appear at Guangzhou Auto Show.
GWM Haval H-Dog SUV – supposedly bigger than one TOYOTA RAV4 – revealed in Guangzhou using a 1.5-litre turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain, 240kW and 530Nm.
The name of the new SUV is not too strange when you consider that the new model will be positioned above the same boxy shape. Great dog Haval and Cool dog Haval Home SUV in China.
These two existing models are both on the Australian radar, with the (larger) Big Dog in particular on track to arrive in late 2023, renamed GWM Haval Dargo.
For H-Dog’s chance at a Australia debut: remaining Unknown now. Keep stable.
The H-Dog uses the typical round headlights of other ‘dog’ cars, placing them in a wide(ish) rectangular grille with interesting rectangular patterns.
About 4700mm long (according to the records of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China) The profile of the H-Dog is improved by a long wheelbase of 2810mm, with quite Hyundai Tucson-Metallic shape and prominent wheel arches add rigidity.
“The backrests of the rear seats support multi-angle adjustment, creating a sofa-like comfort,” states GWM Haval of the interior.
The details are light but there are aircraft-inspired paddle shifters, a large central touchscreen and dark brown leather trim.
More information on the product will be announced in the first quarter of 2023, GWM announced.
Haval H-Dog is just one launch from the company in Guangzhou, another is Cannon Son Hai GWM – “new full-size high-performance luxury pickup” with twin-turbo V6 petrol or optionally enhanced 2.4-litre diesel.
GWM Australia had a hugely successful 2022, making several top 10 brands in the last quarter and launching hybrid versions of the haval jolion and H6 SUV, plus H6GT.
Its 2023 launch plan includes Tank GWM 300 hybrid off-road SUV, bigger Tank GWM 500 plush 4×4, the Haval Dargo (Big Dog) Midsize SUV, and GWM Ora Good Cat and Ora’s Next Cat Electric Car.
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