GWM Haval H7 with new logo @Shanghai autoshow 2013
The H7 is 4700mm long, 1925mm wide and 1718mm tall, with a 2850mm wheelbase, which is not far off the dimensions of the Ford Territory.
Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine – likely the same 160kW/324Nm unit from the H8 and H9 – matched with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that can propel the H7 from zero to 100km/h in 9.3 seconds.
Haval says the H7 has an “ultra silent” cabin, while the H7’s body is made up of 12 per cent thermal forming steel – more than that of luxury brands, according to the SUV-maker.
Safety features include a lane-departure warning, lane keeping aid, side assist warning, cross-traffic alert, a forward collision warning, 360-degree view camera, blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.