To underscore its high-end status, Great Wall Motor has renamed the Haval H7, debuted at the 2012 Beijing auto show, as the H8, distancing it from the H6 larger-compact/mid-size.

the new flagship model in the Haval SUV lineup has a 2915mm wheelbase and is 4800mm long, 1938mm wide, and 1785mm tall. Of uni-body design, it is underpinned by double wishbones at the front and multi links in the rear. Real-time 4WD configurations are provided.