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Haval named all-new SUV “Big Dog” as result of WeChat voting
Monika From Gasgoo| June 12 , 2020

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Haval, a SUV marque owned by Great Wall Motor (GWM), announced on June 11 its all-new SUV (code-named B06) is formally named “Haval Dagou”, which means “Big Dog” in English.

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To seek the best name for the fire new SUV, the automaker launched an online voting via China's social media platform WeChat. Finally, the down-to-earth “Big Dog” became the most popular one, whose votes are far more than that of the runner-up. Other options include “Yuanxingzhe (Hiker)”, “Zhanfu (Battle axe)”, “Lantu (Billow Journey)”, and “Lang (Wolf)”.

Aggressively styled in exterior, the new model features a different design route from Haval's current H, F or M SUV series. It is the masterpiece of the brand's vice president and global design director, Phil Simmons, a former stylist of Jaguar Land Rover. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in the third quarter, according to a local media outlet.

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According to the latest teasers, the “Dagou” adopts a clean-cut and boxy general silhouette. The shield-shaped grille and the circular headlights with a polygonal outer frame render a masculine front fascia.

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A brutal essence of the SUV's side profile is highlighted by the flat roof lines, the notable waistlines and the black contrasting wheel arches. Moreover, the luggage rack on the roof not only enriches a multi-layered sense, but also offers user more space to carry goods.

At the rear end, the L-shaped taillights coupled with the concave license plate frame also enable different levels of shade.

The new SUV has a wheelbase spanning 2,738mm and a ground clearance of 200mm.

The “Dagou” SUV is likely to be underpinned by a brand new platform. According to a local media outlet, the range of engines may consist of a 1.5T and a 2.0T which will be selectively paired with all-wheel-drive layout (photo source: Haval's WeChat account).

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