Haval has revealed details of its new petrol engine and transmission along with an electric car sub brand at the 2018 Beijing motor show.
An upgraded version of the Chinese marque's 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit from the current H6 now produces 124kW and 285Nm, up from 110kW/210Nm. Along with the extra grunt, the new engine is expected to reduce emissions by up to eight per cent compared to the outgoing unit.
The new engine will be hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, which is a first for the automaker and is both developed and produced in house.
Haval's updated mid-size SUV has also received a few styling updates including a revised grille, LED headlights and fresh seats. Safety has also been boosted by adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.
Along with the new H6 SUV, Haval also used the Chinese show to showcase its new electric car off-shoot, Ora.
Two Ora electric concepts made their debut in Beijing: the R1 which is a micro car and the R2 which is a small hatch.
The company has stated that the first of Ora's electric vehicles will go on sale in China before the end of 2018, with global sales to follow.
Haval is planning for massive growth in electric cars with the company setting up a new production line capable of building 300,000 electric motors and control units annually. Haval has also added almost 500 engineers to help develop and deliver the company's electric future.
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