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In our minds, Chinese cars are usually, well, not great. In terms of quality, design, performance, etc., Chinese cars really weren’t great back then. There are also many knockoffs on the market, which further hurt Chinese cars on the world stage. But today, I am bringing something different. This Haval H7 is a Chinese SUV that went on for sale last year. And like many of you, I didn’t even know this car exists. So in today’s video, I am going to give you a tour of the Haval H7, and also show you how it drives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 👍If you enjoy this video, please please give me a LIKE. 💬Leave your valuable COMMENT below, I read all of them. ↪️Feel free to SHARE this video and let more people see it! If you are a subscriber, THANK YOU and WELCOME BACK! Your support is my fuel for making more videos! If you haven't, then SUBSCRIBE to my channel and CLICK the BELL ICON 🔔 now so you won't miss out on my future updates! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's connect on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/whatwedrive18/ Check out my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/wwdpage Let's Tweet something? https://twitter.com/WhatWeDrive #ChineseCarReview #ChineseSUV #Haval -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Iowa - Field of Opportunity (Corn) (Road Trip to LA Day 6) | What We Drive" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDBqrxp0jm8 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Competing against Toyota’s ubiquitous LandCruiser Prado, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, the Chinese-made Haval H9 arrives refreshed for 2018 with locally-tuned steering and suspension. The MY18 revision also adds grunt increased safety technology. Retailing from $41,990 (plus on-road costs) the H9 is cheaper than its predecessor, and also better equipped. But is it enough to give the petrol-only seven-seater a leg-up on Australia’s favourite SUVs? When we first drove the Haval H9 on Aussie soil back in 2016 it was obvious the up-and-coming marque was in need of a little polish. On paper it ticked a lot of boxes – it was very well-equipped and it certainly had price on its side – but was in need of a little work where steering, suspension and electronic chassis controls were concerned; three key changes Haval has made to this MY18 update. The family-sized H9 SUV continues to offer seating for seven and dual-range four-wheel drive, and in this respect it competes directly with the likes of the Ford Everest and Toyota LandCruiser Prado. But with only a 180kW/350Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine under the bonnet (up 20kW/26Nm for 2018), the H9’s touring range and low-end grunt are still noticeably shy of gutsier turbo-diesel rivals. Of course, not every H9 owner will want to tackle the Canning Stock Route, but with a 10 per cent improvement in fuel consumption – assisted by the inclusion of idle-stop technology and a new eight-speed ZF-sourced 8HP70 automatic transmission – the H9’s theoretical cruising range of just over 700km now gives it half a chance. Add to that a now-standard All-Terrain Control System (ATCS) on both model grades and the H9’s off-road potential is greatly improved. The six-mode system – Auto, Sand, Snow, Mud, 4L and Sport – adapts to the prevailing conditions, and combines with ground clearance of 206mm and a wading depth of 700mm for class-competitive ability. Haval lists the H9’s approach, break-over and departure angles at 28, 23 and 23 degrees respectively. Braked towing capacity is rated at 2500kg. Haval has also addressed concerns surrounding the vehicle’s ride, handling and steering. In conjunction with Australian off-road specialists Ironman 4X4 it has developed heavier springs, upgraded shock absorber valving and minor changes to toe-in to make the H9 better suited to Australian conditions. The H9 now also includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert as standard to bolster safety. Although it still misses out on autonomous emergency braking and active cruise control – changes expected in an update later this year – the six airbags (including full-length side curtains), Bosch-sourced stability and traction control, driver fatigue monitoring, hill-descent control, hill-hold assist, tyre-pressure monitoring, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist are notable inclusions. The H9 last received a four-star ANCAP safety rating when tested in 2015. Haval expects a five-star result when the H9 is retested later this year. For occasional four-wheel drivers wanting the city-focussed luxuries, the H9 offers plenty. It now features five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, Haval’s all-terrain control four-wheel drive system with electronic rear differential lock, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, and a power socket located in the centre armrest on LUX variants (from $41,990 drive-away). The new up-spec H9 Ultra (from $45,990 drive-away) gains a panoramic roof, heated steering wheel, Comfort-Tek eco-leather upholstery (heated in the first and second row), and an Infinity premium audio system. Haval offers the H9 with a five-year/100,000km warranty and included roadside assistance program. Service intervals are set at six months/10,000km intervals (whichever comes first) with a Service Price Menu akin to capped-price servicing available – though oddly detailed only at Haval dealerships and not on the company’s website.
On August 29th, the 2018 Moscow International Auto Show arrived on schedule. The Haval brand brought its glory to the heavyweight models F7, H6, H9 and HB-03 concept cars. Haval's participation in this exhibition is not only for the warm-up of the upcoming products, but also shows the strong brand appeal to the world, further enhancing the international popularity. The highlight of the Haval Auto Show was the first appearance of the Haval F7 in Russia. The Haval F7 is positioned as a compact SUV and is the flagship product of the Haval brand in accordance with the international development route. At the auto show, Phil Simmons, vice president of Great Wall Motors and Haval brand styling, vividly interpreted the design concepts of the F7 and F series., He said that Haval F7 would shape the spirit of intelligence, and create the four major consumer values of excellent appearance, intellectual technology, tough power and ultimate security for the tech savvy by means of smart technology, and surpass the leading intelligent technology and enterprising young attitude. The Russian version of the Haval F7 will be consistent with the domestic models in terms of body structure, powertrain and vehicle configuration, but will be localized for exterior and interior design according to Russian regulations and vehicle environment. This strategy can best meet the requirements and local regulations for consumer demand on the Haval brand. In addition to production and sales in China, Russia and other countries, Haval F7 is expected to be exported to South America, the Middle East and Europe. Haval H9 that is best-selling Haval model in the Russian market, The Haval H9 is the only model among the seven-seat large and medium-sized SUVs with strong off-road performance, luxury and technological configuration. The Haval HB-03 concept vehicle that improves the way of travel in the future also appeared in this Show. Among them, the Haval H6 has sold more than 2 million units so far since the first new car rolled off the production line in August 2011, making it the world's best-selling SUV model of Chinese brands. Russia is one of Great Wall Motors' largest overseas markets and a long-term strategic market for the Haval brand. Wang Shihui, General Manager of Great Wall Motor International, mentioned in his speech that the Haval brand debuted at the Moscow Auto Show in 2014. In 2015, the Haval brand officially entered the Russian auto market, and is committed to bringing high-quality professional SUVs to Russian consumers. Haval's products are in line with Russia's national style and consumer appeal, and sales in Russia are steadily rising: in 2017, 1822 units of vehicle sales were achieved, and 1138 units were sold in the first half of 2018, an increase of 31% year-on-year; By 2020, sales will reach 20,000 units. General Manager Wang Shihui also said that as the largest overseas investment project of Great Wall Motor, the Tulahave factory is progressing smoothly and will be put into production in the first quarter of next year. The plant will invest about US$500 million and its production capacity will reach 150,000 vehicles yearly. The Haval F7 and Haval H9, which were unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show, are all produced here. The completion of overseas factories has effectively reduced costs and is more conducive to researching and developing high-quality products that meet the needs of consumers in overseas markets. Local government officials such as the Governor of Tula, Russia, said that the Tula factory would bring a great number of employment opportunities to the local area, boost economic development and create significant economic and social benefits. Globalization is the core strategy of GWM. The release of Haval F7 at the Moscow Auto Show and the coming localized production indicate that Haval's development in Russia will enter a new era of rapid expansion, and also show that GWM's globalization strategy has taken a solid and steady step.
---- Descubre Haval, la nueva marca automotriz especializada en SUV, que de la mano de Great Wall Motors Company, llega a Perú con una línea de productos de alta calidad para ganar la confianza en los consumidores más exigentes. Marca N°1 de SUV en China.
HAVAL IS CHINA’S largest SUV manufacturer and sold over 1 million SUVs last year. That’s over 2 billion dollars in profit and, apart from knowing how to put an SUV together, the Chinese manufacturer has plenty of cash to expand. One country it’s doing just that is Australia, where SUV sales are overtaking passenger vehicle sales.
It’s a hard sell though because some of us are loyal to brands we’ve owned for years and trust takes time to build. But as we’ve seen with brand’s like Kia and Hyundai, perception can improve and provided the product is quality, we’re not afraid to buy off the mainstream.
Haval has already been on the market here for a few years and although its smallest SUV the H2 wasn’t great, its medium size H6 was an improvement and its large H9 was even better. Haval is now introducing an all-new seven-seat model to our market, due in the first quarter of next year, and first appearances look like it might be its best SUV offering yet.
What’s It Got, What’s It Competing Against And How Much Will The Haval H7 Cost?
Haval isn’t providing any indication of what pricing will be except to tell us that, “at 4900mm long, the H7 will have a distinct advantage over similarly priced mid-sized 7-seat SUVs.” The H7 we get is actually the H7L (long wheelbase).
Indeed, its 4900mm length trumps other seven-seat SUVs such as the Korean Kia Sorrento (4780mm) and Hyundai Santa Fe (4700mm), and offers a much longer base over offerings like the Skoda Kodiaq (4697mm) and new Honda CR-V (4596mm). However it won’t offer the space offered in 5075mm long Mazda CX-9. So we expect Haval H7 pricing to start somewhere under $40,000 if it really will compete against “similarly priced mid-sized 7-seat SUVs,” that it is larger than.
The H7 will come in two spec levels – Premium and Lux. The Lux tops the range and adds extra kit such as a panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, 12.3-inch virtual instrument panel and semi-automatic parking. Safety features will include blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and a 360-degree camera.
The Premium will have leather facing rather than leather all round seats but both models will have a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, and Haval says it is trying to have AEB and front-collision warning in Australian models by the start of 2018.
What’s The Interior Of The Haval H7 Like?
Most obvious in the H7 compared to the H2 and H6 is restraint of design ‘flare’ that provides a calmer cabin space. The quality is also up, so it’s a more premium feeling interior than the other models and it should stand up to scrutiny compared to some competitors.
We only had the Lux variant to crawl through and there were plenty of nice feeling soft touch points and metal surfaces. The switches seemed to be a good quality and the rotary infotainment dial had solid clicks – overall this car is a step up for Haval from its previous SUVs.
Much of the design appears European inspired which is a good thing when executed properly. The dash isn’t overly cluttered although there’s plenty of switches around the centre console, and all serve a practical purpose to shortcut fuddling through settings in the infotainment. Great.