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Spotted in China: Great Wall Safe RV CC6460D

Published on May 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Great Wall Safe RV

A very fine early Great Wall Safe RV, also known as the Safe F1, also known as the Great Wall Safe CC6460D, and finally also known by its Chinese name ‘Saifu’. The Safe RV was based on the standard Safe and sexed up with all kinda ‘recreational vehicle’ stuff, such as a body kit, fog lights, a roof rack and special alloys. The huge bull-bar on this particular car was not standard but a dealer-option.

Great Wall Safe RV

‘RV Great Wall’ stickers standard. The Safe RV debuted in 2001 and continued until 2003. The Safe was facelifted and renamed ‘Hover’, or Haifu in Chinese, in 2004. The Hover-name disappeared in 2010 when Great Wall decided to use the English name ‘Haval’ for its SUV-line. The Chinese name Haifu is still used.

Great Wall Safe RV

The Safe was very cheap, in 2002 it cost only 77.800 yuan, the RV was just a tad more expensive at 79.800 yuan. Today a good one can be had for around 20.000 yuan. 4×4 was standard. Power came from a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder with 78kw, good for a 130km/h top speed. The engine was made by the ‘Great Wall Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturing Corporation’ but based on an old Mitsubishi unit. Transmission was a five-speed manual. Size: 4560/1725/1780, wheelbase is 2615.

Still a looker after all those years. The bright yellow color made it famous in a time when most China-made cheap SUV’s where painted black, black, brown or brown. The Safe was also available in red, green and white, but most buyers went for yellow.

Great Wall Safe RV

Great Wall Safe RV

Factory pic from a red Safe.

Great Wall Safe RV

Factory pic from the interior. Small flat-screen was standard on the RV and connected to a DVD-player. For 79.800 yuan!, with head-rests, that was…

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  1. milos- May 28, 2012 Reply

    i had safe model as well, 2007 year model with toyota 2.2 4yqme engine, it was also avalaible as 2wd or 4wd, but i buy 4wd

    very good and amazing 4×4 skills

  2. Jalopies Provide Answer to Domboshava Transport Blues- June 2, 2012 Reply

    […] Spotted in China: Great Wall Safe RV CC6460D The Safe RV was based on the standard Safe and sexed up with all kinda 'recreational vehicle' stuff, such as a body kit, fog lights, a roof rack and special alloys. The huge bull-bar on this particular car was not standard but a dealer-option. Read more on CarNewsChina […]

  3. Johm- June 13, 2012 Reply

    Safe RV looks like TOYOTA Hilux Surf

  4. Chomsavanh- December 26, 2013 Reply

    I had TOYOTA SURF used car from Japan and I look Safe RV is the same Surf, and all spare parts also the same. I want to buy console and back tire locker, it look very nice.
    How much for the price of Safe RV CC6460D?
    Please estimate in US$!

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