Yet another new Haval SUV has been spied testing in China ahead of an expected reveal at the Chengdu motor show this September.

    As reported by Car News China, this model – understood to be codenamed P04 – is a body-on-frame, three-row SUV that’s based on the King Kong Cannon dual-cab ute which remains under study for the Australian market.

    At this stage it’s unclear if GWM Haval Australia is investigating the possibility of launching the P04 locally. We’ve reached out to GWM Haval Australia and will update this story once we hear back.

    Car News China reports the Haval P04 will be available with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with two tunes producing 147kW and 172kW of power. The former is available in the King Kong Cannon in China, along with a turbo-diesel engine option.

    It’s reportedly mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.

    The P04 reportedly measures in at 5.2 metres long, almost 2.0 metres wide, and 1.8 metres tall. For context this is around 20cm longer than the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, though the other dimensions are line-ball.

    This will make it the largest SUV Haval currently offers by a considerable margin, as the Shenshou measures in at 4.78 metres long.

    The Haval P04 has a similar front fascia to the GWM King Kong Cannon ute with a large trapezoidal grille and huge rectangular headlights with a C-shaped lighting signature.

    There’s a long wheelbase like that of the King Kong Cannon, and the tailgate is largely flat with no externally mounted spare wheel, which is reminiscent of the similarly sized Tank 500 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) recently spied in Australia.

    Inside, there’s a three-spoke steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, and wireless charger. It doesn’t appear to be as luxurious as the Tank 500.

    This SUV will join an already cluttered line-up of Haval-branded SUVs in China.

    While just two are sold here – the Jolion and H6, both with GWM Haval branding – the mass-market Great Wall Motor SUV brand has 10 model lines.

    These include the Lemon-based Big Dog/Dagou/Dargo, Kagou/Cool Dog, Chitu and Shenshou, as well as the ageing H9 off-roader and M6 Plus crossover.

    Great Wall Motor doesn’t just sell SUVs under its Haval nameplate. It launched the Wey brand in 2016, which predominantly sells more premium crossovers, and more recently the Tank brand, which sells rugged, body-on-frame off-roaders.

    The first Tank product, the 300, is now on sale in Australia as the GWM Tank 300.

    MORE: GWM King Kong Cannon ute spied testing in Australia

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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