Great Wall Motor Malaysia Is Set To Launch 3 New Models In 2024

Aside from the Ora 07, Great Wall Motor will also be bringing the Haval H6 HEV SUV as well as Tank 300 4×4 over here in 2024. 

While Great Wall Motor had made a splash earlier on by launching one of the first new-wave EVs over here with its Ora Good Cat back in 2022, the Chinese automaker has however been rather silent after that. 

Though whatever the reason might be for that prior period of tranquility, it nevertheless appears that Great Wall Motor will be having a rather busy year ahead in 2024. Such is because the Chinese automaker will be launching not one, not two, but three new models in the coming 9 months. 

Ora 07 Electric Sedan – Q1 2024

And starting with perhaps the most well-known one by now first, the Ora 07 makes up the first of three models that Great Wall Motor will be debuting locally this year. Set to arrive in just the next couple of weeks from the publication of this piece, this Porsche Panamera-esque all electric sedan will land over here in two flavours: Long Range and Performance. 

A full breakdown of the individual specs for the Ora 07 can be found in the media preview story linked over here, but the gist of it is for this sleek all-electric sedan to have the substance underneath its polarising style to match its main Tesla Model 3 and BYD Seal rivals. It should also be highlighted here too that bookings are now open for it, with interested parties who place an early booking will receive a limited-time offer of a five-year free maintenance package (inclusive of parts and labour).

Haval H6 HEV Hybrid SUV – Q2 2024

Next on the list of local launches for Great Wall Motor comes from its Haval SUV sub-brand, with the H6 HEV arriving over here by the second quarter of this year. 

Already having been locally-assembled in our neighbours to the north for quite some time now, this electrified alternative to Proton’s X70 and the like packs under the hood a 1.5-litre turbocharged four pot that outputs 150 PS and 230 Nm of torque, as well as an 130 kW electric motor to yield a combined system output of 243 PS and 530 Nm. 

What is perhaps more interesting though with regards to the oily bits of this hybrid Haval SUV is for it to feature GWM’s two-speed Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) driving its front wheels. This in turn sees for the electric motor to be main method of movement for this H6, with the petrol engine only coming into play at higher speed and load applications. 

Now as is synonymous with any Chinese offering locally, the Haval H6 HEV is to be absolutely chock full of kit when it eventually arrives. Among the highlights of which includes a LED headlights and taillights on the outside (in addition to a rather funky Mazda Cosmo-looking quad-segmented third brake light cluster on its roof spoiler), while a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch central infotainment touchscreen headlines the features within. 

Prices for this upcoming Haval H6 HEV will only be announced closer to its imminent second quarter local launch window, but expect it to be priced competitively enough to give the Honda CR-V RS e:HEV some stiff competition in the electrified SUV segment over here. 

Tank 300 4×4 – Q3 2024

Touching on the third and presumably final (for now at least) model that Great Wall Motor plans to launch this year, the Tank 300 4×4 is probably also to be the most exciting. It is not every day that a bright orange Tonka Toy of an off-roader gets launched locally after all, right?

Unfortunately, official details regarding this spiritual big brother to the Suzuki Jimny is not to be exactly forthcoming from Great Wall Motor Malaysia thus far. Though a quick poke around in this preview model shows for it to be packing the 2.0-litre turbocharged purely-petrol four-pot, rather than the electrified alternative that is incidentally as also offered in Australia.  

Paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, this particular boosted four-cylinder sends a decently powerful 227 PS and 380 Nm of torque to all four wheels. Though perhaps the more pertinent tech specs regarding this body-on-frame 4×4 is for it to have a minimum ground clearance of 224 mm, with an approach and departure angle of 33º and 34º respectively. 

Other tech featured on this Tank 300 to help it tackle the rough stuff includes an All-Terrain Mode Selector and a Land Rover-esque transparent chassis function on its surround view camera. As for more city-centric conveniences on the other hand, the rather plush and almost G-Wagen-looking cabin of this Chinese 4×4 comes as standard with a pair of 12.3-inch displays serving as the main driver’s display and central infotainment screen, in addition to a suite of active and passive safety tech on board as standard too, which incidentally earned it a rather respectable 5-star ANCAP safety rating. 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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