Nice Wall Motor Haval B07 and A07 debut in Shanghai – PHEV SUVs; as much as 100 km EV vary, 279 PS, 585 Nm

Nice Wall Motor (GWM) showcased a number of new vitality automobiles (NEVs) at this yr’s Auto Shanghai, and beneath its Haval model, the Chinese language carmaker confirmed off two SUVs codenamed A07 and B07.

B07 aka Xiaolong Max

Beginning with the latter, the B07 is making its first debut on the occasion and is called the Xiaolong Max (Fierce Dragon Max) in China. Constructed on the GWM’s LEMON platform, the SUV measures 4,758 mm lengthy, 1,895 mm huge, 1,725 mm lengthy and has a wheelbase of two,800 mm.

For context, the B07 is bigger than the most recent Honda CR-V, which is 4,694 mm lengthy, 1,864 mm huge, 1,681 mm tall and with a wheelbase of two,700 mm. Regardless of the beneficiant dimensions, the B07 will solely be provided with two-row seating.

At first look, the B07 seems to be a closely facelifted model of the third-generation H6, however this one thing completely new (and bigger). The truth is, the carmaker isn’t confirming if this can be a successor to the H6, which is smaller by comparability, when it goes on sale in China.

By way of design, the B07 sports activities a particular frameless grille with a fantastic mesh consumption sample beneath the Haval script. These are flanked by angular headlamps with daytime working lights that hint their approach down the corners of the face (be aware the detailing on the encircling trim). Finishing the entrance finish is a sizeable decrease consumption and clamshell bonnet.

On the rear, you’ll discover wraparound taillights and a wedge-like tailgate, the latter that includes a steeply raked window main from a sloping roofline in addition to a deep quantity plate recess. Fake air shops surrounded by chrome embellished the decrease apron of the rear bumper that has a central trim piece.

Inside, the B07 is filled with expertise, sporting at least three predominant shows. These embrace a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch central touchscreen infotainment and a entrance passenger show of an unspecified dimension. There’s additionally a fourth show within the type of a 10-inch head-up show forward of the driving force.

Haval additionally identified the cabin has 32 cupboard space, together with one beneath the two-tier centre console. Stated console, which begins on the base of the central air vents, accommodates numerous controls for the air-conditioning system, drive modes, digital parking brake, some driver assists and the engine begin buton. There are additionally two trays for cellphones, with one among them providing wi-fi charging at as much as 50 watts.

As you’ll anticipate, the B07 is obtainable with a number of superior driver help techniques, together with adaptive cruise management, lane hold help, blind spot monitoring, driver consideration monitoring and extra.

The powertrain used for the B07 is new and is known as Hi4 (Hybrid clever 4WD). This was introduced again in March this yr and described by GWM as “bringing a 4WD expertise with the value of a 2WD to customers,” with the B07 being the primary to get it.

In response to the corporate, the plug-in hybrid powertrain gives a thermal effectivity of 41.5% and go present as a lot as 462 PS (456 hp or 340 kW). Within the B07, two setups are provided, with the primary that includes a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine working within the Atkinson cycle that makes 109 PS (107 hp or 80 kW) and 135 Nm of torque.

The opposite engine can also be a 1.5 litre turbo-four however runs on the Miller cycle with peak outputs of 163 PS (161 hp or 120 kW) and 240 Nm. Each are paired with two electrical motors, with the one on the entrance rated at 95 PS (94 hp or 70 kW) and sandwiched between the engine and two-speed Direct Hybrid Transmission (DHT).

The DHT has a launch and cruising gear engaged by way of an electromechanical coupling, with the electrical motor serving to fill within the gaps. In the meantime, the second electrical motor is on the rear with 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 350 Nm to finish the all-wheel drive system. GWM’s clever Torque Vectoring Management (iVTC) handles the distribution of torque between the 2 axles and the entire system has 9 totally different drive modes out there to drivers.

Energy for the electrical motors comes from a battery pack with two out there capacities – 19.94 kWh and 27.5 kWh – and the corporate claims an electric-only vary as excessive as 100 km. In its highest configuration, the B07’s complete system output is 279 PS (275 hp or 205 kW) and 585 Nm.

A07 aka Xiaolong

Becoming a member of the B07 at Auto Shanghai is the A07, which is called the Xiaolong (Fierce Dragon) in China. This Haval SUV is smaller by comparability, measuring in at 4,600 mm lengthy, 1,877 mm huge, 1,675 mm tall and its wheelbase spans simply 2,710 mm, making it higher suited as a H6 alternative – GWM isn’t confirming something of the kind.

The A07 has a bolder design with its exterior lighting clusters that hug the corners of the physique entrance and rear, whereas additionally missing a standard grille. Regardless of the EV-like face, the A07 is definitely a plug-in hybrid as denoted by the ‘DHT-PHEV’ badge on the rear.

This method includes a 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine with 101 PS (99 hp or 74 kW), an electrical motor and a battery pack out there with both 9.41 kWh (45 km electric-only vary, WLTC) or 19.27 kWh (96 km) of capability.

Inside, the A07 has much less shows, with simply two on the dashboard that’s bookended by outstanding air vents. Just like the B07, there’s additionally a dual-layer centre console and is obtainable with Stage 2 semi-autonomous driving options.

GALLERY: Haval B07 Xiaolong Max

GALLERY: Haval A07 Xiaolong

Tags: Auto Shanghai 2023