The Hawaila prototypes, presented in April at the Shanghai Auto Show, are turning into production models at an enviable rate. The Haval XY show car has already turned out to be the “mythical beast” of Shenshou, while the X Dog SUV has found a marketable appearance in the drawings for the Chinese Patent Office (CNIPA). The nickname “dogs” has not been named, certification has not been passed, so the launch on the Chinese market is expected in 2022. After debut in the current one.
The Haval X Dog concept, according to the Chinese, started with one model, but has evolved into a whole “dog” category. The letter “X” in the title is replaced with a suitable epithet (eg Big Dog), and the car remains “dog”. The electric brand Ora does the same with the cats.
The finished SUV has repeated the concept to the exact design of the rims and roof rails. Except that the rear windows in the figures merge with the body. In the description of the prototype, the epithet Henye (Henye, “very wild”) is used many times, which may be a clue to the name of the model.
The newcomer looks like a frame Tank 300 (4760x1930x1927 mm, base – 2750). If the similarity continues in the filling, the “wild dog” got a 2.0 petrol turbo four (227 hp, 387 Nm), an eight-speed “automatic” ZF, four-wheel drive with a clutch on the front axle and interwheel differential locks. The Tank 300 has been collecting pre-orders from July 24 with a price range of 200,000-230,000 yuan (30,900-35,500 dollars). His older brother Tank 600 will perform at the Chengdu Motor Show on August 27, where a new Haval Dog may appear.