Over the past decade, GWM has invested more than 1.5 billion USD for research the development of cutting-edge technologies such as new energy, intelligent network connection and autonomous driving, and build exclusive platforms and product lineup for new energy vehicles. GWM plans to invest an estimated total of 1 billion USD (approx. INR 7000 cr) in India in a phased manner, covering manufacturing plant, vehicle research and development, production of power batteries and electric drives, vehicle and component manufacturing. At the same time, it plans to provide estimated 3,000 direct employment in a phased manner.
Taking the opportunity of the Auto Expo 2020, GWM today made India Debut of its Haval and GWM EV brands and hopes to offer high technology premium products to Indian consumers, and also contribute to Govt vision of a pollution free renewable energy based society. The GWM pavilion showcased its technological strength in the areas of Smart, Intelligent and Autonomous vehicles, which are expected to be a major attraction in this edition of AutoExpo2020. They also showcased Intelligent Home concept where one can control home appliances connected with the Intelligent Connected vehicles, Intelligent Safety of HAVAL SUVs, New Energy Products and many more interactive activities for engagement of visitors of the AutoExpo.
Speaking on the occasion Hardeep Singh Brar, Director (Sales & Marketing) said, “India has become one of the world's fastest growing major economy, and the auto market is promising, making it a preferred investment destination for most auto companies. At this 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020, we are introducing our Global Intelligent SUV Expert brand – HAVAL and plan to cover the complete range of SUVs which will be the preferred choice of the young, dynamic and new generation consumers of India.”
In alignment to the development goals of a clean India and "vehicle electrification" advocated by the Indian government, GWM also plans to launch a new energy brand - Great Wall EV. GWM also plans to invest in battery research and development and manufacturing in India to reinforce and accelerate India's Electrification Strategy.
On January 17, 2020, Great Wall Motors and General Motors signed an agreement to acquire the General Motors India’s Talegaon factory. This transaction will lay an important foundation for Great Wall Motor’s entry in India. The acquisition will be completed in the second half of 2020. Great Wall Motors will realize the production of EV and SUV models under Great Wall at this plant.
Details on Models at Display
Haval Concept H Plug-in Hybrid Electric SUV (Global Debut) - This is one of our global concept models, and we are excited to present the global preview, right here in India. With this, we reinforce our focus on the global consumers, and also the young consumers of India in particular. This car is designed to be young and sporty. Haval, as the leading SUV brand, moves forward with determination. Concept H creates an opportunity for the brand to communicate with young consumers at a deeper level. It aims to make the vehicle a part and extension of the consumers’ lifestyle.
Vision 2025 Pure Electric SUV– Concept Vision 2025 is HAVAL’s vision for its smart, capable, intelligent vehicle for 2025. A Next Generation Vehicle or “NGV”, not simply an SUV. HAVAL’s designers and engineers are constantly exploring new ways to develop the SUV using advanced technology, developed in our ten global Research and Development centers. Vision Concept features face recognition, it has next-generation 5G in-car infotainment and services and it has Automated Parking and Advanced Autonomous Driving modes this is an intelligent vehicle able to think, communicate and take care of the driving for you.
Haval F7 - Positioned as the artificial intelligent (AI) connected SUV, Haval F7 is the first marque product of Haval’s shift to a Global design language and diversified product style. With the five product advantages, that are: connected, intelligent safety, ultimate comfort, powerful performance, exciting design Haval F7 has been popular among young consumers since its launch one year ago. In China, it has sold 140,770 units within a year of its launch. Haval F7 is a sophisticated, innovative, sleek, and smart SUV and is the new frontrunner for urban transportation leading the globalization of Chinese SUVs since its inception at Great Wall Motor’.
Haval F7x - Haval F7x is positioned as the artificial intelligent (AI) coupe SUV. Haval F7x looks more dynamic featuring a fastback styling with a strong personality leading the growing coupe segment & showing Haval’s global design language in its true form.
Haval F5 - As the first model of Haval F Series, Haval F5 is positioned as the trendy intelligent connected SUV. Haval F5 is specially designed for young users. The four aspects of Connected Intelligence, Superior Aesthetics, Exciting Driving Experience and Intelligent Safety are deeply rooted in the DNA of HAVAL F5. As a pioneer of comprehensive youth transformation of Haval brand, Haval F5 fully demonstrates its youthful spirit and determination to understand young users and build cars for them with technovation, and global trends.
Haval H9 - Haval H9 is a Smart All Terrain True Blue Blood luxury SUV that integrates powerful off-road performance, connected intelligence, advanced safety technology and luxurious interior design with Nappa Dermis leather. H9 is equipped with three differential locks (front/middle/rear), cruise control off-road, offering super strong off-road and breakthrough performance. It is committed to bringing customers a dynamic off-road drive experience.
GWM R1 - The vehicle is built on ME platform, the first exclusive platform for electric vehicles in China, R1 is a smart mobility vehicle with large space and safety features. The Lightweight design provides the product with characteristics of longer endurance mileage and low power consumption. R1 has a mileage of 351 km. The vehicle is gorgeous and compact, flexible and lively. The rear part also adopts a smooth and lovely modeling style. With multiple layers in line representation, it is a trendy product with gorgeous exterior. The vehicle is truly a new generation EV.
GWM iQ – The vehicle iQ is positioned as a new generation of pure electric compact Fastback Sedan which is equipped with ternary lithium-ion power battery and permanent magnet synchronous motor, with comprehensive distance of 401 Km per charge. The overall design style of iQ is fashionable and futuristic. The interior space and design compliments the beauty of simplicity and smart mobility.
About Great Wall Motors
Founded in 1984, GWM is the largest SUV manufacturer in China. Currently, it owns Haval, Great Wall EV and Great Wall Pickup brands. The products cover traditional fuel-powered, pure electric, hybrid and other new energy models, and now GWM is actively developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. At present, GWM has more than 70 holding subsidiaries worldwide and employs nearly 70,000 people. It has 10 R&D centers in 7 countries, including China, India, the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Austria. It has 14 global manufacturing facilities.