Great Wall’s plans for the Thai market have been put on hold, with Chinese and Foreign media citing the political environment in Thailand which has been ongoing for several months.
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After launching their new flagship H8 SUV with much fanfare last week, Great Wall have had to announce that the new product will be delayed by three months owing to eight key issues with the new SUV. The three month delay will come as an embarrasment to the Baoding based company that explained via an announcement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, subsequently…Read More →
Great Wall sold an impressive 754,000 vehicles over the course of 2013, an increase of 21% over 2012. SUV sales accounted for 417,400 units, an increase of 48.47%, sedan sales reached 210,000 units showing a minor increase of 2% whilst pick up sales dropped by 8% to 210,000 units.
For 2014 Great Wall are aiming to boost sales to 880,000 units, a…Read More →
The Haval range is expanding at a rapid rate at both ends of the price scale, the range topping Haval H8 has only just launched with a price tag that touches 236,800RMB, and a Haval H9 is expected to hit the market at a starting point of 250,000RMB – serious money for a Chinese car. At the other end of the spectrum this mini Haval H2 is thought to be…Read More →
Great Wall, BYD and Geely are all recognized as leaders in the Chinese automotive market, all have developed on different trajectories with a differing product mix which has given them different histories.
Great Wall are a relatively new company when compared to international brands, with just 30 years of history under its belt it could be considered…Read More →
Great Wall proudly launched their all new Great Wall H8 earlier today at the Guangzhou Auto Show with a price tag of 201,800RMB to 236,800RMB with a spread of four models powered by a 2.0T engine with both front pullers and All Wheel Drive being made available.
The 2.0T is Great Wall’s own design and is no shrinking violet as we’ve seen from other…Read More →
The Haval range of vehicles from Great Wall has been exploding in fame, they first found fame with the body on frame based Great Wall Hover which morphed into the Haval H3 when the Hover range expanded considerably thanks to strong sales, but Great Wall went to passenger car platforms for its smaller city SUV’s leaving them without a full size Body…Read More →
The Haval range is gaining prominence, the Great Wall derived brand is now gaining new members to its line up at a rapid rate whilst the Great Wall fleet is now made up of sedans and hatchbacks. Great Wall is the new Jeep, so to speak.
The new H2, spotted here in front of the white factory doors at Great Wall’s Baoding plant (seriously, all the Great…Read More →
The Australian market was originally one of the first ‘Western’ markets for the Chinese to enter, it served as an easy port of entry with a willing populace who were initially eager for low cost trucks and SUV’s. Great Wall were one of the early pioneers with Chery joining them soon afterwards but it seems the Australian pallet has changed, at least…Read More →
By 2015 Great Wall plans to expand its production capacity by 100% due to an ever increasing demand from both within China and its international markets. By 2015 Great Wall are aiming to increase production capacity to 1.5 million vehicles and increase staff numbers by hiring a further 63,800 workers which includes 43,000 line workers and 2,800 managers….Read More →
According to Chinese media reports Great Wall are refocusing their passenger vehicle line up to further focus on SUV and its Haval brand with a new plan being created for the company’s fledgling sedan range.
In a recent interview session, Great Wall’s Chairman Wei Jian Jun was quoted as saying that Great Wall are focusing on developing high…Read More →
Great Wall are upping their Euro exports slowly but surely with their truck and SUV models that are gaining traction with international clients, GWM aired their Euro spec truck at the Shanghai Auto Show last month where it was well received from Chinese and foreign media alike. The new truck will be available in international and Chinese markets with…Read More →
Great Wall’s series of trucks have won them fans from Australia to the UK and everywhere in between, it seems there is still a strong demand for low cost trucks that can take a hammering. Toyota used to dominate this segment but Toyota went up market and Great Wall found the perfect niche for the ‘disposable truck’. The Wingle name might sound a little…Read More →
Haval was once known as Hover but Great Wall were a young company and not wise in the ways of Intellectual Property on a global basis, now they have matured and found that the Hover brand was registered in quite a few different countries meaning they couldn’t use it for their car name, a quick swap of some vowels soon changed that around.
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Renderings of a new SUV with the Haval logo surfaced as the Shanghai Auto Show looms large. For the unacquainted, Haval was created to become an SUV-only independent brand from Great Wall, part of the company’s recent shift in brand strategy.
What exactly this SUV is remains unknown, but it is speculated to be the a midsize SUV whose internal codename…Read More →
Thailand is one of the world’s largest pick up truck markets outside of North America and is clearly too big for a relatively local company like Great Wall to ignore, the Baoding based company announced its plans for investment of up to 340 million USD in Thailand at the Bangkok Auto Show earlier today.
Great Wall’s plans for Thailand involve the…Read More →
Last year we approached on Great Wall’s plans to take the Haval range off into its own brand and possibly in its own network of dealerships. Why Great Wall wishes to do this is still a mystery, Chery previously set up its own sub brands which completely bombed and are in the process of bringing them back into the Chery brand.
Will Haval be a success?…Read More →
Great Wall have aired their biggest SUV to date, the Haval H7, at various auto shows but the car seems no closer to launch. Chinese automotive media were able to snap some pictures of the company’s big beast over the weekend and are now guessing that the SUV will hit the market in early 2013.
Great Wall showed in Beijing a electric-gasoline hybrid concept, the Haval E. Sporting a panoramic roof and scissor doors, it stood out in Great Wall’s stand.
The Haval E uses unibody construction and will replace glass with polycarbonate resin, which is 40 to 60% lighter than glass. Its dimensions are 4390 Ã— 1855 Ã— 1600mm (L Ã— W Ã—…Read More →
Great Wall Motors (GWM) are a company that are heading places, their small car line up is on the verge of overtaking their traditional SUV line up as the main sales force for the company and their export sales are on fire, is there anything that could potentially slow the company down? We don’t seem to see anything on the horizon that could do so. Their…Read More →
The Hover H6 was the first car to roll down Great Wall Motors brand new factory in Tianjin today, the new factory will be expanded in three phases with the final phase giving GWM a max production capacity of 800,000 cars at the plant. Phase 1 will see production at 250,000 units per year, phase 2 will add another 300,000 and the 3rd phase will see capacity…Read More →
The SC6 SUV was first unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April last year in concept form, however this particular model is practically heading down the production lines at Great Wall’s Bao Ding plant after our most recent visit to their factory. The SC6 has been sent to the Chinese patent office ahead of official production runs later this year which…Read More →
The Hover H6 is the first new Hover from Great Wall that is not based around a facelift of the original Hover H3, the H6 is going to be a city-fied car that has a greater focus on its handling rather than its offroad ability when it finally makes it to the roads. Chinese consumers got their first look at the H6 when it was launched at the Shanghai Auto…Read More →
Chinaâ€™s Great Wall Motors has signed a strategic deal with the French auto parts giant Valeo to develop a range of parts including alternators, clutch systems, power assisted steering and will also work together to develop a range of new technologies.
The two companies started working together in 2005 on a basic project to assign windshield…Read More →
Greatwall Motors are recalling the X240 SUV (aka, the Hover) in the Australian market due to an issue with the steering column rubbing on a hydraulic cable, causing it to split over time. Great Wall Motors are working with Australiaâ€™s Competition and Consumer Commission to recall 922 2010 models of the SUV.
The models affected can be repaired…Read More →
North American’s love their trucks, us Euro’s (and Asians) that actually want a full size truck cannot get anything from the states in our fair lands via the regular market, but thankfully enterprising souls here in China are already offering Ford F150 Raptors, Tacoma’s, Avalanches and various Dodges’ via the gray market import channel, but prices are…Read More →
Great Wall Motors (GWM) are a great company, they have wide line up of cars from big SUV’s to little sedans and they are certainly on CCT’s list of Chinese car companies that are going to make it internationally. GWM’s big concept for the forth coming Shanghai Auto Show is the below Great Wall IF Concept.
As soon as you see it, you see a mash up…Read More →
Greatwall Motors are prepping the Hover M3 for production according to recently leaked reports which include spy shots of the car. At the Beijing Auto Show in 2010 we saw a similar model although it was likely to be at the pre-production model whilst the below model is certain to be the production model.
From The NY Times:
Sometime next summer, a brand-new assembly plant here should begin turning out the first Chinese-branded cars in the European Union.Why build a factory in this goat-trodden village in the foothills of the Balkans? Credit a local tycoon who wants to provide jobs for his neighbors â€” and a desire by Chinese companies…Read More →
Greatwall Motors (GWM) is a relative new comer to the small car market, but they did carve out an impressive niche for themselves as an SUV maker within China and also in overseas markets, other Chinese car makers have tried to follow in their footsteps but have not had as much luck as GWM have had. GWM’s aim to become one of the worlds top SUV…Read More →
So far Greatwall’s SUV range have all been based on traditional chassis, which makes them great for hauling stuff which needs to be hauled, but it doesn’t give them great fuel economy and also keeps them large in size, the way forward for many other companies is to ditch the traditional body on frame SUV and go towards producing small crossovers. Toyota…Read More →
The Greatwall Hover H5, known as the Hover ‘Euro Spec’ model has launched today and is likely to become one of the models that is at the forefront of GWM’s European expansion plan.
For the Chinese market the H5 will come with a choice of three engines, and in three specifications for each. The base model is a…Read More →
Greatwall are making great headway with their plans to become a major automotive player in the Chinese market with their mixture of SUV, pick up truck, and small car range which gives them a finger in many different pies, however Greatwall Motors (GWM) are planning to invest a lot more into their operations over the next five years.
GWM are aiming…Read More →
Greatwall are on a wall with their small car range, despite some small hiccups along the way that made them rethink their European strategy, their Chinese plans are going extremely well. Read More →
Greatwall have signed a deal with Tianjinâ€™s economic zone which will see Great Wall build a new factory capable of producing 300,000 cars per year and attracting investment of 4.2 billion RMB
The new factory will be producing GWMâ€™s B series of cars and high end SUVâ€™s, and will be a fully functioning auto factory consisting of…Read More →
Greatwall was one of the stronger visitors to this years Beijing Auto Show with them displaying off a multitude of new vehicles, and more importantly their first sedans and new SUV’s. GWM may have started as a SUV maker, but they are quickly branching out into other market areas, such as sedans, which are potentially big growth areas for then.
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The Chinese appetite for all things SUV like shows no signs of immediately abating like it has in various Western markets, Greatwall understands this and is currently working on a series of compact SUV’s that break it away from the traditional chassis based monsters that it has been working on until now. The new platform based SUVs will likely be announced…Read More →
Greatwall have split their popular Hover model off into a brand of its own, which they are planning to exploit to the maximum. The below Hover is one of the models that GWM are planning to push into the European market, and also into the premium self developed SUV marketÂ for the Chinese market.
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Originally the Hover SUV was one of the finest Chinese built SUVs on the market, and its sharp angle still turns CCT heads when ever one goes by, however Greatwall took the Hover name and turned it into its own brand, which is a fantastic idea. Now they will have an entire series of off road vehicles ranging from the miniature Hover M1 (below) to the…Read More →
GWM are planning to launch the below SUV at the Beijing Auto Show, which they plan to take into Europe. The renderings show that the forthcoming SUV, codenamed CHD021, appears to have taken on a more softer CUV stance than its body on chassis hulk-like brother, the Hover.
The question remains, have SUV’s gone…Read More →