All-new GWM Haval B06 SUV revealed

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Haval, the subsidiary of Great Wall Motor (GWM), has revealed an all-new SUV which is expected to become a global model. This new SUV (internally codenamed B06) is going to be independent of the current SUV series H and F of Haval. The brand has yet to officially reveal the name or technical specifications for the model. The new B06 SUV is scheduled to make its world debut in the second half of this year.

The official images show lots of similarities with the recently released design sketches. This SUV was conceived under Phil Simmons, the current VP and global design director of the brand. Simmons had previously worked as Design Director at Land Rover.

The images reveal an overall sharp, squared-off design with some rounded edges to balance the look. The front fascia is dominated by the relatively upright and rather large grille with round headlights and LED DRLs flanking the grill. These elements give a retro look to the SUV, similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz G-class.

There are heavily flared fenders on the sides with distinct shoulder lines that give a muscular stance to the model , especially with the body cladding around the car. The boxy signs on the back start, though the strong creasing of tailgate and L-shaped tail-lights (reminiscent of the Haval Model H seen at 2020 Auto Expo) help break the monotony. The window frame, which tapers towards the back, is another connection to the design H.

Besides the fact that the SUV utilizes a different design – unlike the one underpinning the H series and F series of Haval – and that its internal codename is B06, not much else has been publicly announced. The engine line-up of Haval consists of 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter petrol engines in different tuning states which can be used on this new SUV.

Haval has not published any photos revealing the latest model’s interiors, but the SUV has been spotted experimenting a few times in China wearing thick camouflage. Such research mules offered a preview of the interiors, which appear to be very comfortable. A wide infotainment panel takes center stage on the dashboard, with a digital instrument cluster being created by the pilot. The dashboard style is upright and uncluttered, insofar as a rotary dial has substituted the conventional gear selector. We don’t know what the final product looks like though, anyway.

Great Wall Motor is China’s biggest producer of SUVs and pickups. GWM operates four big pickup labels – Haval, Wey, Ora and Great Wall. The carmaker has already revealed plans to introduce the Haval brand into the Indian market. GWM has signed a contract to take over General Motors’ plant in Talegaon, Maharashtra.

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