The first photos of the new Hawale caught during testing were posted on the Web in November, but then the paparazzi could not look into his salon. And now they have succeeded: the fresh footage was published by the Chinese edition of Autohome. Recall that the Great Wall brand is testing the serial implementation of the X Dog concept, which debuted in Shanghai last spring. By the way, this will be the second model in the previously announced family of “brutal” SUVs, it will join the DaGou crossover (its name from Chinese can be translated as Big Dog, that is, “big dog”).
If outwardly the new cross as a whole retains the design of its forerunner, then the interior will be simplified. So, the show car has many screens inside – including on the steering wheel, tunnel and doors. The commercial X Dog will get the traditional virtual “tidy” and the large touchscreen of the multimedia system. You can’t see a separate “climate” control unit, that is, the settings were probably integrated into the central display. A box joystick has appeared on the tunnel (the concept is deprived of it), and it is the same as that of the Tank 300 frame SUV (Tank is another Great Wall sub-brand).
According to preliminary data, X Dog will share the Lemon platform with Haval DaGou. The dimensions of the new SUV are still unknown, but it is clearly larger. DaGou’s length is 4620 mm, wheelbase is 2738 mm. From the junior cross, the novelty can also get gasoline “turbo fours” GW4B15A 1.5 and GW4N20 2.0 with a capacity of 169 and 211 hp. respectively. Haval DaGou in China is available with a seven-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches, cars with a two-liter engine have four-wheel drive with a Haldex multi-plate clutch on the rear axle and a forced locking rear differential. The older crossover will probably also have all-wheel drive.
At home, sales of the Haval X Dog crossover will start next year. After the novelty has mastered the home market, it will apparently be sent for export.
Meanwhile, the related Haval DaGou is just beginning its foreign career, and the version for other countries turned out to have its own characteristics: outside of China, the cross is called Dargo, in addition, the design of the front part has been corrected.