Haval has been changing names again. The vehicle formerly known as the Haval H7 will be called Haval H5 when it hits the China car market later this year. The H7 H5 was previewed by the Haval Coupe C Concept that debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The production version is almost ready and will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September.
The Haval Coupe C Concept debuted on the Beijing Auto Show. The Haval Coupe C Concept, not to be confused with the Haval Coupe Concept, is previewing the upcoming Haval H7 SUV. The vehicle looked completely production ready and staff told me they didn’t expect any changes anymore.
New spy shots of the Haval S7 SUV seems to confirm earlier reports that Great Wall Motors has redesigned the nose and especially the C-pillar, which was the most attractive part of the Haval H7 concept. Launch of the Haval H7 has been postponed from early this year to late this year, which once again indicates a redesign and not another variant.
Great Wall Motors has applied for patent on what seems to be a new variant of the Haval H7 SUV. The front bumper, C-pillar, and rear differ substantially from earlier patent drawings and from the Haval H7 concept.
The very first spy shots of the production version on the Haval H7 SUV testing in China. The Haval H7 will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of next year. The Haval H7 will be positioned just under the Haval H8 that hit the Chinese auto market last month.
The new Haval H7 debuted just minutes ago at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. Biggest surprise: when we saw the first pictures of the H7 we assumed it was a concept. Wrong. Great Wall said it will be launched basically unchanged on the Chinese car market ‘soon’. The show car is powered by a hybrid powertrain about which Great Wall didn’t say anything more. The real car will be powered by 1.8 and 2.0 liter petrol engines.
This is the new Haval H7 concept, seen near the Great Wall factory. The Haval H7 concept will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show later this week. This Haval H7 concept has nothing to do with the much bigger Great Wall Haval H7 concept that debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. That car morphed into the Great Wall H8 and the production version will debut in Shanghai as the Haval H8.
The new Haval H7 is a concept for a mid-size premium city SUV, the real thing will be launched on the Chinese market sometime next year.