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Haval H8 hits the Shanghai Auto Show

Published on April 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Haval H8 hits the Shanghai Auto Show

The Haval H8 has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show. The new large SUV will hit the Chinese car market late this year, priced from 230.000 to 300.000 yuan, much more than expected, making the Haval H8 the most expensive SUV from a local Chinese automaker by far.

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The Haval H8 was born on the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show as the Great Wall Haval H7 concept,  the production version debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December 2012, called Great Wall Haval H8. That car has now surfaced, with some minor differences, as the Haval H8 after Great Wall decided to turn Haval into a separate brand. The ‘H7’ name is now used for another Haval that debuted in Shanghai too.

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Most expensive; but best interior too. Design and quality far above anything made by any other Chinese automaker. Haval-brand still without a distinctive logo. Power comes from a 2.0 turbo with 218hp and 324nm, mated to a six-speed automated manual. The Haval H8 is a big car: 4806/1975/1794, wheelbase is 2915.

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Design very clean and very sleek, but not too exciting. Except…

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… this fantastic chromed grille which will see production unchanged.

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  1. Shanghai 2013: [Great Wall] Haval H8- April 22, 2013 Reply

    […] H8 hits the Shanghai Auto Show BY TYCHO DE FEYTER APRIL 22, 2013 Car News China The Haval H8 has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show. The new large SUV will hit the Chinese […]

  2. K.N.- April 23, 2013 Reply

    Great Wall, Haval or whatever they chose to call it, when will they start delivering any of the new modern designed SUV and CUV’s from the Bulgarian factory? We are waiting impatiently – all over Europe.

    The “logo” is terrible though! 🙂
    A joke?

  3. K.N.- April 23, 2013 Reply

    Great Wall, Haval or whatever they chose to call it, when will they start delivering any of the new modern designed SUV and CUV’s from the Bulgarian factory? We are waiting impatiently – all over Europe.

    The “logo” is terrible though! 🙂
    A joke? Looks like they run out of money for design….

  4. SKJ- April 23, 2013 Reply

    Waiting for Haval to come to Singapore. A good rival to the 2013 Kia Sorento. Looks much better, and that itself has sort of worn me over.

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