According to Automotive News China who managed to get themselves in front of the down to earth CEO Ms. Wang Feng Ying, GWM are planning an American market entry in circa 2015 with the possibility of building trucks in the USA being on the table:
Great Wall Motor Co., China’s largest SUV maker, expects to begin selling SUVs in the United States around 2015, making it the first Chinese automaker to enter the American market in volume, the president of the company says. The automaker is also actively exploring whether to build SUVs in the United States. “Since the United States is far away from China and its import tariffs on vehicles are not particularly high, we would prefer to build the vehicle locally,” Wang Fengying told Automotive News China on Sunday at the Shanghai auto show.
Great Wall have not many many bellicose statements over the past decade as they slowly improved their product line, raised quality levels and worked on their brand. The latest range of Haval vehicles do have a certain Chinese charm to them but they are on par with what you would expect from a low cost international automaker, as mentioned here Great Wall are planning for a full size truck that is clearly designed for US market application in the next few months.