Great Wall Motor‘s (GWM) Haval Raptor will officially start sales today. The plug-in hybrid SUV has been available in presale since the end of August. It received 25,000 orders. Ten thousand orders were received during the first ten days of presale.
The off-road SUV sits on a 4800/1916/1822 mm chassis with a 2738mm wheelbase. It has a 24-degree approach angle and a 30-degree departure angle. The powertrain is available in two configurations. The standard version outputs 278 kW and 750 Nm and is powered by a 19.09 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, giving it a 102 km NEDC range in electric mode. The high-end version outputs 282 kW and 750 Nm and is paired with a 27.54 kWh LFP battery that allows a 145 km NEDC range in electric mode.
The car’s interior has a 13.2-inch full LCD instrument panel, a 14.6-inch semi-suspended central control screen, and a W-HUD. The vehicle’s operating system comes from GWM’s Coffee Intelligence system. The Coffee Pilot ADAS integrates an onboard navigation system and a high-precision map. The Coffee Pilot features entrance and exit of ramps, avoidance of merging lanes, lane change protection, distracted fatigue monitoring, etc.
In June, the GWM Haval Raptor applied for the regulator’s sales approval. The filing revealed the SUV has several other names. The car, launched under the Haval Dragon series, was previously named Xianglong, only to be changed into Raptor. The filing showed that the new vehicle has multiple names. Besides the Raptor, it includes names like Veyron, Big Dog PRO, and Thunderbolt Dog.
Haval recorded 73,766 units sold in September, 37% more than last year. The brand ended the first quarter with 203,526 units sold, 22% more than the previous quarter. The previous quarter saw Haval releasing the Big Dog 2024 version and the new Haval H5. Haval sold almost half a million units in the first nine months of the year – 495,900 units, 9.1% more than last year.