December 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Great Wall makes two variants of the Haval H5; the H5 ‘European Style’ and the H5 ‘Zhizun’. The latter will be facelifted, and launched on the Chinese car market in the first quarter of next year. The facelift included new head lights, a new bumper, new fog lights, a slightly different grille, new rear lights and an updated dashboard.
July 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The facelifted Greatwall Haval H5 ‘European Style’ has been officially listed on the Chinese market. Greatwall uses the ‘Haval’ name for its line of SUV’s. The original Chinese is Hafu (哈弗). Greatwall used to use the English translation ‘Hover’ but found out that the Hover-name was already registered in the US and many countries in Europe. Greatwall therefore changed Hover to Haval.
December 28, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The Greatwall Haval H5 debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it looked ready for the market right there but it took Greatwall another seven months to get it ready. It now is, price starts at 125.800 yuan and ends at 168.800 yuan.
Size: 4650 x1800×1745, wheelbase is 2700 and weight is 1830kg. 2WD or 4WD, 5 speed manual or auto. Engine: 2.4 petrol with 100kw and 200nm. Top speed: Greatwall doesn’t tell, it’s easy to see why not…
May 6, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The Greatwall Haval H5 is the successor of the Greatwall Hover. It comes in two: this one called ‘GKC Edition’ with a typical new Chinese front with a huge grille and one other called ‘European Style’ with a much more modest front. Except for the front both cars are completely identical and both will hit the market at the same time in a few months. Because this one is for China only it gets a petrol engine, diesel is forbidden for passenger cars in most of the country.
May 6, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The Greatwall Haval H5 is the successor of the Greatwall Hover. It comes in two: this one called ‘European Style’ with a modest front and one other called ‘GKC Edition‘ with a typical new Chinese front with a huge grille. Except for the front both cars are completely identical and both will hit the market at the same time in a few months.
The H5 ‘European Style’ is also meant to spearhead Greatwall’s invasion of Europe, that is why the name. For that it got a Diesel which those Europeans like, especially the Italians ’cause a diesel means less tax and so more money for vino.
April 10, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Greatwall turned their good old Hover into a separate brand, this in line with almost all Chinese manufacturers. Motto seems: “brands, you can’t have enough of ‘m!” This is the new Hover H5, meant to crack Europe. The old Greatwall Hover is already for sale in several countries in Eastern Europe and in Italy in Western. The H5 is said to come with better safety-thingies so it can go all the way in the Old Continent. Nice idea, but that ancient 2.4 litre Mitsubishi 136bhp engine won’t help.
March 22, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
A spyshott all alone, I got only one, of the new Great Wall H5 meant for the European market. GW’s new Hover will be split in two: a boring H5 and a more exiting H5 CUV. The boring car, which you see above, will try to hit it in Europe from 2011.
March 10, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Someone got his or her hands on a internal Greatwall brochure about the brand’s future and put it on the web. Thanks, someone. As many other Chinese automakers Greatwall believes one brand is not enough so it will have three: Greatwall, Hover and Wingle. ‘Hover’ will so become a brand name.
The current ‘Greatwall H(over)3’ will be replaced by the Hover H5 and the current ‘Greatwall H(over)3 CUV’ by the Hover H5 CUV above. Confusing it is, mad one would say, fortunately the brochure contained a chart: