New spy shots showing the new Haval H8 SUV is almost ready for the China car market. The final-final production version of the H8 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and it will be launched on the Chinese car market at the same time. Price will range from 155.800 yuan to 199.800 yuan.
Size: 4806/1975/1794, wheelbase is 2915. Power will come from a 2.0 turbo with 218hp and 324nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic. Chassis: uni-body. Suspension: front: double-wishbone independent, rear: multi-link independent. Drivetrain: 4×2 or 4×4.
The Haval H8 will be the largest Haval-branded vehicle ever, but it won’t retain its crown very long because the even bigger Haval H9 is coming in 2014.
The Haval H8 was born on the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show as the Great Wall Haval H7 concept, the production version debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December 2012, called Great Wall Haval H8. That car is now the Haval H8 after Great Wall decided to turn Haval into a separate brand. The H7-name is used for another Haval that debuted in Shanghai too.