GWM’s seemingly never-ending range expansion continues with the newly revealed Haval H-Dog appearing at the Guangzhou Auto Show.
The GWM Haval H-Dog SUV – reportedly a touch bigger than a Toyota RAV4 – revealed in Guangzhou uses a potent 1.5-litre, 240kW and 530Nm turbocharged plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
These two existing models are both on the Australian radar, particularly the (larger) Big Dog which is on track for a late 2023 arrival, renamed as the GWM Haval Dargo.
As to the H-Dog’s chances at an Australian launch: that remains unknown for now. Stay tuned.
The H-Dog runs the signature rounded headlights of the other ‘dog’ vehicles, placing them in a wide rectangular (ish) grille insert with interesting rectangular patterns.
The circa 4700mm long (according to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology filings) H-Dog’s profile is improved by its long 2810mm wheelbase, with rather Hyundai Tucson-like metal shaping and bold wheel arch flares adding some toughness.
“The backrest of the rear seats supports multi-angle adjustment, creating a sofa-level comfort,” GWM Haval claims of the interior.
Details are light, but there’s an airplane-inspired gear shifter, massive centre touchscreen, and brash tan leather trims.
More product information will be announced in the first quarter of 2023, GWM claims.
The Haval H-Dog was but one launch from the company in Guangzhou, another being the GWM Shanhai Cannon – a “new large-scale high-performance luxury pickup” with twin-turbo V6 petrol power, or a ramped-up 2.4-litre diesel option.
Its planned 2023 launches include the GWM Tank 300 hybrid off-road SUV, the larger GWM Tank 500 luxury 4×4, the Haval Dargo (Big Dog) medium SUV, and the GWM Ora Good Cat and Ora Next Cat electric cars.