Haval unveils its new crossover Haval DaGou in Chengdu

Haval unveils its new crossover Haval DaGou in Chengdu

July 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The name of the new Chinese crossover translates as “Big Dog”. It is possible that under this name the crossover will be known only in the home market; for export, the brand will select something less extravagant.

In Chengdu, China, a major auto show has been launched, which promises many high-profile premieres. One of them is Haval’s new crossover, known as DaGou (or Big Dog).

They began to talk about this new product even before the premiere: it was reported that the crossover would be the successor to the “frame” Haval H5 – a relative of the Great Wall Hover. However, during the debut of Haval DaGou, it turned out that the car received a different design.

The brand presented an SUV with a monocoque body and a transverse engine. The novelty is based on a new platform, while the car shown in Chengdu was front-wheel drive. In terms of its dimensions, DaGou is similar to the Nissan X-Trail or Mitsubishi Outlander: it reaches 4,620 mm in length with a wheelbase of 2,738 mm, width and height – 1,890 and 1,780 mm, respectively.

Inside the car, we see a digital “tidy”, modern multimedia with a touchscreen display, massive handrails, a special compartment for bottles in the doors, a two-story central tunnel and a convenient washer that acts as a traditional gear lever. Add all-round cameras, a spectacular panoramic roof and more.

So far, the crossover has received only a basic version: it got a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine with a capacity of 169 hp, working in tandem with the “robot”. Later, Haval will prepare a more powerful version equipped with a new two-liter turbo four. Also in the future, it is planned to appear all-wheel drive with different off-road driving modes.

Chinese motorists can get access to the new product closer to winter. There is no talk of export yet.