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Spy Shots: Haval H1 SUV testing in China

Published on March 17, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Haval H1 SUV testing in China

Great Wall Motors continues to expand the Haval brand. New spy shots show the upcoming Haval H1, which will be the entry-level SUV of the line-up. The Haval H1 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the China car market in the second half of this year.

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The Haval H1 is based on the Great Wall C20R crossover (pictured). Price starts at 62.900 yuan and ends at 66.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 106hp 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol, mated to a 5-speed manual. The Haval H1 will get the same 1.5 and a new 1.3 liter four-cylinder. The latter won’t be turbocharged so it will sit below the 1.5 in the line-up, which most likely means the Haval H1 will start cheaper than the Great Wall C20R.

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It certainly looks a lot cooler with sporty black stuff, some extra chrome, and flashy alloys.

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Haval badge on the wheel. Dashboard rather different than C20R’s. Materials are of a better quality and fold-up screen is a new addition. Manual gearbox.

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Bit fuzzy here with a few lines too many. Headlights look angry. Just enough chrome…


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  1. xavier- March 17, 2014 Reply

    Is it 4WD?
    Why they put a small engine?
    Thanks

    1. alvaro- March 18, 2014 Reply

      i think small engine pay less tax to the goverment.

    2. Tycho de Feijter- March 18, 2014 Reply

      FWD only. Engines with 1.5 liter or less pay less tax, so many Chinese automakers develop 1.3, 1.3 turbo, 1.5 and 1.5 turbo engines.

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