The Greatwall Haval H6 debuted as an almost-ready concept at the Beijing Auto Show in April and is now getting ready to hit la market. A little more we know: it will get two engines, a 2.0 and a 2.4, both with permanent 4wd. A 2.5 TCI diesel will be available for export. Price will range from 92.800 to 158.800 yuan. Competition: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai ix35.
Haval is Greatwall’s new brandname for SUV, it should have been ‘Hover’ but GW was unable to register that name in any country abroad so Haval it was. The H6 came as a concept but will see production within a year. It stands on the same platform as the H5’s but is 20 centimeter lower to give it a more sporty/crossover/luxurious look. Greatwall doesn’t specify the engine so likely it will be another 2.4.
Greatwall made ‘Hover’ a brand and will bring at least three of ‘m to the Beijing Auto Show. Last week we saw the first live pictures of the euro-bound H5 and this is it’s sportier brother, the H6, for the Chinese market.
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: