Haval H7 – Motorshow Focus
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
Will go on sale in China in early 2016.
Great Wall Motors owned Haval, brought the Haval H7 SUV to the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, and plans to hold its market launch in China in early 2016. This is the production version of the Haval H7 concept that was first seen at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
The Haval H7 can seat five occupants while the longer H7L variant has space for seven occupants. The face of the H7 gets a big chrome-lined three slat grille that is flanked by Audi-esque headlight design enclosing projector lamps and LED DRLs. The lower portion has large air intakes and small horizontal strips that pass off as foglamps.
The side profile shows massive wheel arches and dark lower body plastic cladding. Moving to the rear; a tailgate-mounted spoiler, wraparound tail lights and skid plates along with dual tail pipes are visible. The SUV has dimensions of 4,715 mm, 1,925 mm, 1,718 mm and 2,850 mm in length, width, height and wheelbase respectively.
The interior looks premium and seems like it’s made from high-quality materials. The highlight here is the fully digital instrument display which is a first for Haval. The centrepiece of the dashboard is the large 12.3-inch screen, and a dual zone air conditioning system.
The Haval H7 is powered by a Euro 5 compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four cylinder petrol engine that is capable of 227 hp and 350 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through the 6-speed automatic gearbox; the only transmission on offer. Its top speed is 220 km/h.