Great Wall Motor's Haval brand was the top-selling SUV brand in China for a long time. However, with the rapid development of the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry, its dominance was replaced by BYD.
Now, the auto giant based in Baoding, Hebei province, has launched two new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in an attempt to regain its glory in the SUV market. Haval launched the Xiaolong line of plug-in hybrid SUVs at an event, offering two models, the Haval Xiaolong and the Haval Xiaolong Max.
The Haval Xiaolong is a compact SUV with a length, width and height of 4,600 mm, 1,877 mm and 1,675 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,710 mm. It is available in three versions starting at RMB 139,800 ($20,100), 149,800 and 156,800 respectively.
The Haval Xiaolong is powered by an engine with a displacement of 1.5 L and a front-mounted electric motor. The drive system has a maximum power of 185 kW and a maximum torque of 375 Nm.
The three models are available in 2 pure electric range versions, the lowest priced version with an NEDC range of 52 km and the other two with 110 km. Their fuel consumption per 100 km at WLTC conditions is 2.4 L, 1.39 L and 1.39 L respectively.
The Haval Xiaolong Max is a mid-size SUV with a length, width and height of 4,758 mm, 1,895 mm and 1,725 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. The vehicle is also available in three versions, with starting prices of RMB 159,800, 169,800 and 179,800 respectively.
The Haval Xiaolong Max comes standard with Great Wall Motor's Hi4 hybrid system unveiled on March 10, powered by a 1.5 L engine and dual front and rear electric motors, with a combined maximum system power of 205 kW and maximum torque of 585 Nm. The car has an NEDC pure electric range of 105 km, a WLTC range of 83 km and a fast charging power of 33 kW.