November 10, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Haval H2S SUV. It will be positioned above the Haval H2 SUV. And just like every other new Haval it comes in two kinds: Red Label and Blue Label. The Blue Label is the sporty one aimed at young and hup buyers, whereas the Red Label is the normal one for normal people.
Confusingly, the blue car on the first photo is the H2S Red Label. The orange car on the next photo is the H2S Blue Label. They have a different grille and headlights but they are otherwise the same. Same engine, same interior. So these labels are a lot of marketing for not much.
October 25, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Haval keeps adding new SUVs to their ever expanding lineup. The latest addition is the upcoming Haval F6, formerly known as the Haval F2, and not to be confused with another car which was thought to be the F6, but likely isn’t. The car on these photos has clear F6 badges on the back, so we got to assume this indeed is the real F6. But that is not all.
Haval being Haval; there will be four versions of the F6: the F6 Red Label, the F6 Blue Label, the F6i Red Label, and the F6i Blue Label. Easy, no?
October 14, 2016 by W.E. Ning
This little unpretty is the Haval F6, a new-ish SUV based on the Haval H6, but with an ugly front and messy D-pillar. The Haval F6 is part of the new Haval F-Series, a range of sporty SUVs aimed at a younger audience. At the same time Haval is also launching their Blue Label and Red Label cars, with the blue ones aimed at the young as well. Haval is truly getting mad.
September 7, 2016 by Joey Wang
The Haval H2 Blue Label has been launched on the Chengdu Auto Show in China. Haval has a new idea called the ‘Double Strategy’. They will have two versions of each car, a Blue Label and a Red Label. The Blue Label cars will be aimed at the young and hip, whereas the Red Label cars are for normal people.
August 1, 2016 by W.E. Ning
Haval sells eight SUVs that are seriously cannibalizing on each other. There are huge similarities in price, size, looks, and engines. And it is not going to stop. There are at least three more SUVs on the way: a sporty compact (could be the new H6), the F2 H2 twin, and now this; the production version of the 2014 Haval Concept Coupe.
It is again a compact SUV, powered by another 180+ hp 2.0 turbocharged engine. It is likely one of the new Haval F-Series vehicles, a range of sporty SUVs aimed at a younger audience, which will add even more cannibalism and confusion to the lineup.
July 29, 2016 by Joey Wang
Spy Shots showing a new Haval SUV testing in China. Design is daring and not that easy on the eye. What this car is exactly is yet unsure, but it appears to be the successor of the long running and extremely successful Haval H6. Some also say this car will be part of the new Haval F-Series, a range of sporty SUVs aimed at a younger audience. But where does that leave the H6 Coupe..?
July 15, 2016 by W.E. Ning
This fine red car is a new compact SUV for Greatwall’s Haval brand. It comes in two kinds: the red car on the first photo is the Haval F2, with a red badge and a large grille. The Haval F2 is the production version of the 2015 Haval R concept.
May 4, 2016 by W.E. Ning
Haval brought two concept cars to the Beijing Auto Show, one new and once recycled. We start with the new one, called Haval HB-02. It previews a premium mid-sized SUV that will be positioned somewhere between the Haval H8 and Haval H9.
The HB-02 has a blue Haval badge. That is a thing. Blue badges stand for the standard non-sporty cars, while red badges stand for the sporty ones. So far Haval has only used this distinction on concept cars.
February 17, 2016 by Joey Wang
The Haval H9 SUV will finally get the promised twin-turbocharged V6 engine, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in May. There will be two variants: a low pressure version with 295hp and 480nm, and an absolute monstrous high pressure version with 310hp and… 650nm! And that makes it the torquiest passenger car engine ever manufactured in China. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic, sending power to all four wheels.
Haval will also launch a high-pressure version of the current 2.0 turbo, with an output of 241hp and 350nm. The current ‘low pressure’ 2.0 turbo has 214hp and 324nm. The new high-pressure 2.0 turbo is mated to the eight-speed automatic. Last but not least, Haval is going to launch a diesel, a 2.0 turbo with 187hp and 420nm, mated again to the eight-speed auto. This engine is mainly aimed at export markets.
January 5, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots showing the production version of the Haval Concept B testing in China in the snow. The Concept B debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show last April, the real thing will hit the Chinese car market in the fourth quarter.