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Great Wall Motors’ Haval B06 SUV unveiled, will make a debut this year

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Great Wall Motors has been planning to bring its SUV line-up under the sub-brand Haval in the Indian market the brand has already signed an MOU to take over GM’s production facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra and plans to invest a sum of USD 1 Billion in India. The brand also showcased its SUVs at the Auto Expo 2020 under GWM’s Haval branding which specialises in SUVs. 

A couple of months ago it was being rumoured that the brand is developing a new SUV which could be the successor of the Haval H5 and will be codenamed B06. A few spy images of the design render were also being circulated on the internet of the upcoming SUV. The brand has now unveiled the B06 SUV in full and the details reveal that the Haval B06 features a newly developed platform and is not based on the Haval H5 SUV. 

In terms of design and styling, the Haval B06 features a boxy design language with an upright front and rear, similar to retro-classic German G-Class, the British Defender and the American Bronco. The front end features a large imposing grille with horizontal three-bladed elements in a metallic finish, rounded LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, short overhangs and apron that allow an enhanced angle of approach and departure angles, skid plates on the front and rear, raised bonnet, squared-off wheel arches, large alloy wheels, roof rails and LED tail lamps that appear to have drawn inspiration from the ‘Haval Concept H’.

On the interior, the test mule of the Haval B06 spied before featured a wide centrally mounted infotainment system, digital instruments cluster, control-mounted steering wheel, vertical air-con vents, raised central tunnel with a rotary gear selector, contoured seats with quilted pattern upholstery, etc. 

The Haval B06 is expected to be powered by 1.5-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines, details of which have not yet been revealed. It can further be hypothesized that the brand may use the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine from the Haval H5 that produces 190 ps of power and  250 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual transmission. 

The Haval B06 is expected to make its debut in the second half of 2020. 

Great Wall Motors unveiled the Haval Concept H, Haval Vision Concept, Haval H9 SUV, Haval F5 mid-size SUV, the Haval F7 and the F7x SUVs at their pavilion at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo in India.