The Haval Concept H was the crown jewel of Great Wall Motor’s show at its India debut throughout Auto Expo 2020, and now, Great Wall has revealed it in production type as the 2021 Haval H2.
In what is an try to interrupt away from its traditional alphanumeric nomenclature, Great Wall Motor is now giving its fashions distinctive names – one of its new SUVs revealed lately is ‘Dagou’ or ‘Big Dog’, and the new H2 has been christened ‘Haval First Love’ in China, seeing the way it’s aimed toward first-time SUV consumers.
- 2021 Haval H2 named First Love in China
- Based on Great Wall’s Lemon platform
- Expected to have a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine
Haval Concept H evolves into 2021 Haval H2
For the uninitiated, Haval is Great Wall Motor’s SUV sub-brand, and the H2 – a midsize SUV, marginally bigger than a Hyundai Creta – is one of Haval’s most reasonably priced fashions. The first-gen Haval H2 got here out in 2014, and it comes as no shock that the 2021 H2 stays largely true to the Haval Concept H in phrases of design.
The Concept H itself was a close-to-production present automotive, and whereas the production mannequin’s styling is clearly toned down, it nonetheless retains the giant, chromed-over mesh grille and LED projector headlights, with T-shaped LED daytime working lights that merge with extra LED gentle guides mounted vertically in the entrance bumper.
The Concept H’s 19-inch wheels have been changed by dual-tone 18-inch alloys, however the 2021 Haval H2 retains the idea’s muscular aspect profile in addition to its T-shaped LED tail-lights and a delicate rear diffuser.
On the inside, too, the new H2 sticks with the Concept H’s dashboard design, with a freestanding touchscreen taking centre stage. Also half of the bundle are a panoramic sunroof, a heads-up show and a rotary dial for the gear selector.
Great Wall hasn’t shared detailed specs for the 2021 Haval H2, however has confirmed it’s primarily based on the firm’s modular Lemon platform, constructed for sedans, SUVs and MPVs which can be between 4.2-5.1 metres in size. Great Wall Motor claims the Lemon platform is lighter and extra inflexible, and can even accommodate a range of powertrains. It plans to roll out petrol, hybrid, battery electrical (BEVs) and fuel-cell electrical automobiles (FCEVs) on this platform, with the BEVs having a variety of as much as 700km.
In China, the 2021 Haval H2 is anticipated to be provided with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 150hp and 210Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed handbook or a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized.
Great Wall Motor India information
At Auto Expo 2020, Great Wall Motor confirmed it might launch its first mannequin through the Haval sub-brand in India in 2021. The Chinese carmaker had introduced it might take over General Motors’ plant in Talegaon, however the deal has hit a street block.
According to a latest Reuters report, General Motors hasn’t been in a position to full the sale of its Talegaon plant as a direct outcome of the clashes at the India-China border.
Great Wall had introduced its plan to speculate USD 1 billion in its India operations, and had additionally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maharashtra authorities mid-June, however following violent skirmishes between armed forces in the Galwan Valley, the state authorities confirmed it might put all new funding from Chinese corporations – together with Great Wall Motor – on maintain.
2021 Haval Concept H first look video