Spy Shots: Great Wall Haval H8 is completely Ready in China
Published on December 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots show that the Great Wall Haval H8 is completely ready. Still, Chinese media continue to say that the Haval H8 will be launched on the China car market late next year. The vehicle loox as if it could be launched before the end of this year! The two vehicles on the photos are definitely pre-production or first-batch production, not some sort of prototypes, the design seems fully finalized.
The Haval H8 debuted as Haval H7 on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Great Wall announced the name-change on last month’s Guangzhou Auto Show. Power will come from a 2.0 turbo with 218hp and 324nm, mated to a six-speed automatic. Size:4800/1938/1785, wheelbase is 2915.
The Haval H8 will be the biggest Great Wall SUV so far, price will start around 180.000 yuan. This will bring Great Wall in direct competition with Korean, Japanese and European brands for the first time. Great Wall has been on the up many years so a slightly more expensive car will be perfectly acceptable for Chinese car buyers.
Heavy chrome up front. Lights and leds neatly designed.
First good shot of the interior of the production version. Very neat again. Wood and light-colored leather. Bog screen a bit low on the center console. Handbrake likely electronic.
That’s three persons on the rear bench, Great Wall still doing some testing there.