GWM HAVAL XY concept production model named Haval Shenshou

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Shanghai (Gasgou) – Great Wall Motor (GWM) announced Monday that the mass-produced version of the HAVAL XY, a flagship Haval concept SUV vehicle unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021, is officially called Haval Shenshou (meaning “mythical beast “). The new production model will debut at the 2021 Chengdu Motor Show in late August.

Haval Shenshou; photo credit: Haval

GWM said that the HAVAL XY adopts a “super sharp aesthetic in time and space” to take inspiration from time and space and the starry sky, which shows the aesthetic design integrating eternity and the future , and has the mission of conveying the future vision and aesthetics of HAVAL China the standard. Above the characteristic grille, an LED light strip runs through the front section to accentuate the width of the vehicle, being the concept’s most eye-catching design detail. The roof is rather low, which gives a low and strong position.

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Haval Shenshou; photo credit: Haval

According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) patent images, the production car looks 99.9% like the concept. It is 4,780mm long, 1,890mm wide and 1,675mm high. The 2800 mm wheelbase indicates a large longitudinal space.

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Haval Shenshou; photo credit: Haval

Equipped with GWM’s LEMON modular platform, the Shenshou will be armed with GWM’s Coffee Intelligence system for infotainment, using the Qualcomm 8155 chip.

According to MIIT data, the Shenshou will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which is good for 135 kW and 220 N · m. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. According to previous reports, the new model is also ready for a version equipped with the “LEMON DHT” system, GWM’s highly integrated multimode gasoline-electric hybrid system.

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