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Great Wall Motor’s Haval F5: Contemporary and capable

The Chinese automotive giant’s F5 is a compelling SUV

Great Wall Motor (GWM), China’s largest manufacturer of SUVs, served notice at the Auto Expo 2020 by exhibiting a range of vehicles. These cars, from the Vision 2025 concept to the GWM EV iQ, are testament to its manufacturing and technological prowess. Its participation at the Expo marked GWM’s India debut of its Haval and GWM EV brands. GWM is expected to invest about Rs 7,000 crore in India in a phased manner, covering manufacturing plant, vehicle research and development, production of power batteries and electric drives, vehicle and component manufacturing. Founded in 1984, GWM has a portfolio of products that cover traditional fuel-powered, pure electric, hybrid and other new energy models. It is also actively involved in developing hydrogen fuel cell cars. GWM has over 70 subsidiaries and more than 70,000 employees.It has 10 R&D centers in 7 countries, including China, India, the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Austria. It has 14 global manufacturing facilities.

Among the slew of vehicles that were exhibited at the GWM pavilion was its Haval range of SUVs, each one as interesting and capable as the next. And one of these was the Haval F5. Brilliantly proportioned and very contemporary looking, the F5 is an intelligent, connected customer and has young, upwardly mobile and discerning consumers in its sights. In fact, the F5 is a reflection of Haval’s ability to understand young users and build cars for them with technovation, and in tune with global trends.Its prominent shoulder line and faux air dams render the SUV a handsome beast.

First introduced at the Beijing Motor Show in 2018, the F5 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that generates 124KW and 285Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard. Features in the F5 include 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting and automatic LED headlights with automatic wiper. On the safety assistance front, the F5 gets a 360-degree camera, six airbags and lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Not surprisingly, the F5 attracted a lot of admiring glances and several visitors were keen on knowing if GWM has plans of launching it in India. Looks like the Chinese giant already has a winner on its hands.

Visit the Great Wall Motors pavilion at Hall No 1 at the Auto Expo