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Great wall Haval H5! (Another Chinese trying to make a mark in India!)

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Indian markets are flooding with chinese products; form ordinary toothbrush to high-tech Iphone; everything we use is chinese this days! While Global Auto Industry is trying really hard, to stop them entering in global market; some small auto manufacturers like Primier & ICML are using chinese companies for their own sake & chinese are also trying to leave their mark on gloab with help of them!

It’s quite literally raining SUVs and CUVs in India! Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster, facelifted Captiva, Tata Safari Storme, Mahindra XUV500, Force One, Premier Rio, Mahindra Mini Xylo, XA Alpha concept, you name it and it’s there! One more SUV soon to join the lineup is Great Wall Haval H5. It was caught uncamouflaged while testing in Noida by guys @ GoaonWheels.com

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So is Great Wall Motors planning an entry in India? The simple answer to that question is NO. However, International Cars & Motor Ltd(ICML), the company that manufactures Rhino MPV, is reportedly planning to bring the Haval H5 to India under their own brand name. The test car caught over here is a five seat variant.

The Haval H5 is a handsome looking SUV that comes in a 5 seat and 7 seat avatar with 2- or 4-wheel drive.It has passed all European tests regarding environment protection, safety and performance. The interior of the Haval H5 is pretty neat as well.

Some of the interesting features include:

  • E-controlled switch for 4WD
  • ABS+EBD+TCS
  • Anti-dazzle Interior Mirror
  • Remote Control Central Door Lock
  • Leather-trimmed Steering with Bluetooth and stereo control
  • Power adjustable seats (driver only),
  • A DVD player with six speakers and GPS
  • An electronically operated sunroof
  • Optional heated seats

The Haval H5 is available in both petrol and diesel options:

  • 2.4-litre petrol engine producing 134 bhp and 203 Nm of torque
  • 2.5-litre diesel generating 107 bhp and 305 Nm of torque.

Internationally, the Haval H5 can be ordered with a five-speed manual or six-speed manual transmission depending on the model.

ICML plans to launch the Haval H5 in competition to the XUV500, Safari Storme, Aria, Force One et al. So expect the sticker price to be between 10-13 lakhs.

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Not a bad looker and interiors look clean too. Not too sure how it will do here though. They can do well by skipping the petrol engine. Petrol and suvs dont go together in India. The Rio is also Chinese if Im correct and it hasnt gone places at all

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How much chinese can this one get . even the paper covering the foot mats is from china, hope they dont bill it in YUAN :)

on closer look . the two pictures are of different vehicles , while the one on top is a right hand drive the one below is a left hand drive...

Personally : Its looks to be a SWIFT on steriods

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How much chinese can this one get . even the paper covering the foot mats is from china, hope they dont bill it in YUAN :)

on closer look . the two pictures are of different vehicles , while the one on top is a right hand drive the one below is a left hand drive...

Personally : Its looks to be a SWIFT on steriods

Yor right!

I must say, you've got very clever observation power!

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Confirming to European safety standards is itself an achievement in itself, irrespective of whether the product is Chinese, Japanese or American, even many Indian cars don't confirms to such standards.

I still doubt whether ICML(Sonalika) can assemble this car with same precision & accuracy as the Chinese manufacturer did, as can be seen from the dashboard lines in the pic above.

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While the front is definitely "inspired" from the Mazda CX line up,the interiors lack any kind of flair. If ICML decides to sell this vehicle at a relative premium, which I believe they will, they will need to rework the interiors, otherwise they'll end up with the same fate as the Premier Rio and Force One.

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