Great Wall Motor’s reveals All-New Lineup at Auto Shanghai 2023

One of the biggest and most awaited motor shows in the world, the Shanghai Autoshow features vehicles with the most cutting-edge technology and design in the automotive space. The event, which takes place every two years in Shanghai, China, draws automotive enthusiasts, business personnel, car dealerships and automotive media from around the globe. A broad variety of automobiles, including electric and driverless vehicles as well as luxury and sports models, were showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2023, and DriveArabia was there thanks to Great Wall Motors (GWM).


Over 80% of the vehicles were either hybrid or electric, which serves as an indicator of how fast the Asian markets have adopted greener alternatives. The event, which continues until 28th April, promises to be a venue for manufacturers to present their most recent achievements in the automotive sector and provide a view into the direction of mobility in the future.

Great Wall Motors

GWM is China’s leading car manufacturer and is shaking up the market with its high-end luxury vehicles for internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid and electric variants. In 2023, they plan to launch a number of new initiatives to strengthen their market leadership position in the crowded Chinese market and beyond. One of the breakthrough developments has been the company’s new electric vehicle platform, such as the Hi4-Technology (Hi4-T)

Hi4 stands for Hybrid Intelligent 4WD, which is a new hybrid technology that combines intelligent features with a four-wheel drive system. This innovative technology was developed by GWM based on the concept of efficiency, performance, and price. The Hi4 system uses a dual-motor design with both parallel and series connections between the front and rear axles, which they claim allows for an excellent driving experience with the performance of a 4WD system and the energy efficiency of a 2WD system.


The new tech is based on the concept of “all-weather driving” and is designed around the user’s daily driving scenarios by dynamically switching between 3 engines and 9 modes based on different operating conditions and requirements. Combined with the iTVC intelligent torque vector control system, the front and rear axle torque can be intelligently distributed and dynamically adjusted in real time, improving vehicle stability, safety, and comfort.


HAVAL – Fierce Dragon MAX World Premiere  

This new HAVAL will be positioned as an intelligent family SUV and is equipped with GWM’s latest Hi4 technology, which allows for an all-wheel drive at the cost equivalent of 2WD hardware. The Fierce Dragon’s advanced EV-based powertrain consists of three motors (one engine and two e-motors). The Fierce Dragon claims impressive fuel economy for a family SUV, with a consumption rate of 5.5 l/100 km, even with its 20kWh batteries on low SOC. It also boasts a WLTP range of over 1,200 km for a full tank and a pure electric range of 105 km (may vary in the Middle East region). The Fierce Dragon’s “EV+” feature enables it to work as a normal unplugged hybrid, providing good fuel economy even when the battery runs out.

According to GWM’s Chief Product Leader, the Fierce Dragon’s Hi4 and second-generation e-hybrid technology sets it apart from traditional plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Fierce Dragon retains its energy efficiency even when the battery is low, while traditional PHEVs tend to lose efficiency due to the added weight of the battery using an ICE engine. The Fierce Dragon features an exterior design with more EV tastes but not too much deviation from the mainstream norm, which works just fine for a family SUV buyer. It also boasts innovative features, such as the new generation Coffee OS intelligent cockpit system, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, 12.3-inch dashboard connected with 10-inch W HUD, and Coffee intelligent driving technology, which brings in a much-needed new perspective to Chinese-made infotainment systems. The Fierce Dragon is the first vehicle to be equipped with GWM’s new hybrid architecture Hi4 and is positioned as an all-around electric 4WD new energy SUV, ushering in a new era of all-terrain driving.


TANK 500 – Coming soon to the UAE Market.

One of the first vehicles to be fitted out with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine, capable of generating a maximum engine power of 349 hp and a peak torque of 500 Nm, allowing for an acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in just 7.3 seconds. Furthermore, it boasts a comprehensive fuel consumption of only 10.8 l/100 km. The 9-speed automatic gearbox is said to be capable of bearing high loads of torque, ensuring high transmission efficiency and smoother shifting.


The Tank 500 has a chassis ground clearance of 224 mm. Thanks to its intelligent all-terrain system, it recognizes the type of road surface and adapts accordingly, automatically switching between standard, sport, and economy modes in AUTO mode at standard. Additionally, the vehicle can be manually adjusted to 4L and other modes. The TANK 500 is scheduled to launch in the UAE in May 2023 with its ICE variant and also has plans to introduce the TANK 500 HEV & PHEV with Hi4-Technolgy by the end of the year.  


The POER Shanhai is a large high-performance luxury pickup truck equipped with a 3.0-litre turbo-charged V6, much like the TANK 500 by Great Wall Motors. This POER Shanhai is spacious and expandable, with various add-ons provided as options by GWM. It is available with both a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 and a diesel 2.4-litre turbocharged engine that features a 9-speed automatic transmission, front and rear axle differential locks, and a 4A+LOCK mechanical lock transfer gear for better off-road capabilities. The vehicle has a luxurious interior with a large visible screen, a sunroof, and a high-quality sound system with a towing capacity of 3.3 tons.


Keep track of the latest HAVAL prices in the UAE & KSA buyer guides.

What do you think?



  1. These Chinese brands are giving big monopolistic brands a run of their LIFE. With all the designs and features and price factors – they are capturing a big chunk of the market. I wonder how those big brands are going to cope with this dent in their supply chain especially when the market was already on the down low for them. Its crrrazzzyy how quickly Chinese carmakers have flooded the markets.

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