You can buy the Haval H1 SUV in China for only $11,000


Just as the smartphone market is exploding so too is the Chinese automototive industry and as giants clash prices continue to drop.

In China the small SUV shown in the photos here is named the Hover H1 and is aimed at young new drivers, or new families. Internationally the H1 is branded as the Haval, and jeep model you might have seen in the latest installment of the Expendable movies.

The H1 is more ‘soft roader’ than off roader and is really destined for the high street and as such boasts a compact body, dent defying plastic cladding and a rather good-looking two tone leather interior.

Greatwall Haval H1 SUV

Great wall, the manufacturer behind the Hover and Haval brands will be offering the H1 with a self developed 1.5L engine mated to either a 5 speed manual or 6 speed auto box.

Pricing in China will start at $11,000 for the base model rising to $13,500 for the top of the range version seen here. If you are not in China and fancy a Haval H1 then don’t worry, as Greatwall are expanding their market with Australia, UK and the US markets on their list.

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43 Comments

  1. Ossi Ostborn
    November 3, 2014

    Your next car Andi?

    • November 3, 2014

      Quite like the interior 😀 but for Chinese cars I’m a Zhonghua fan :p

  2. Mesterio
    November 3, 2014

    Greatwall Of China that sounds good!

  3. patator
    November 3, 2014

    crash test result ?

    • November 3, 2014

      No idea, but past Hovers have been floating around the 3-4 CNCAP markt

  4. Freeje
    November 3, 2014

    I prefer the Dongfeng X5.

  5. arsalan
    November 3, 2014

    I am already having geely emgrand for almost 3 years now. I am more than happy about it.

    • November 3, 2014

      Hatchback or saloon? It’s a lot of car for the money good choice 😀

      • arsalan
        November 3, 2014

        It is saloon. A very good car. I was in the first batch who bought this new car in our country but it proved to be a good car.

        • November 3, 2014

          I do like it, I was thinking about one when I bought my Zhonghua Frv. The Geely has a 1.8vvt compared to the 1.3 my FRV and the price was pretty similar

          • arsalan
            November 3, 2014

            Looks like smartphones, the auto market will also be taken over by Chinese cars because they are cheap and of good quality.

            • yasin
              November 3, 2014

              Chinese cars industry are way behind the quality of western car brands, maybe one day they will catch up. The chinese phone brands are doing fine tho.

            • November 4, 2014

              Should be “was way behind”. Modern Chinese cars (depending on the brand) are actually really quite good.

            • arsalan
              November 4, 2014

              Brother, are you one of those thousands of people who close their eyes and blindly say ” Chinese things are not good” or you have actual experience of china cars?
              I own a Chinese car and it has everything what the others are having. It is now 3 years without a single time going to a garage except changing engine oil.

  6. Ossi Ostborn
    November 3, 2014

    Your next car Andi?

    • Andi Sykes
      November 3, 2014

      Quite like the interior 😀 but for Chinese cars I’m a Zhonghua fan :p

  7. Mesterio
    November 3, 2014

    Greatwall Of China that sounds good!

  8. November 3, 2014

    Nice SUV. I love it. Had to take a look at Haval’s website and like the H6 too. Just wondering, can I buy a Chinese car online and have it shipped to Nigeria?

  9. Guest
    November 3, 2014

    crash test result ?

    • Andi Sykes
      November 3, 2014

      No idea, but past Hovers have been floating around the 3-4 CNCAP markt

  10. Guest
    November 3, 2014

    I prefer the Dongfeng X5.

  11. realjjj
    November 3, 2014

    Not that cheap depending on how many corners get cut.
    And smaller than something like Dacia Duster that’s already available in many locations.

  12. arsalan
    November 3, 2014

    I am already having geely emgrand for almost 3 years now. I am more than happy about it.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 3, 2014

      Hatchback or saloon? It’s a lot of car for the money good choice 😀

    • arsalan
      November 3, 2014

      It is saloon. A very good car. I was in the first batch who bought this new car in our country but it proved to be a good car.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 3, 2014

      I do like it, I was thinking about one when I bought my Zhonghua Frv. The Geely has a 1.8vvt compared to the 1.3 my FRV and the price was pretty similar

    • arsalan
      November 3, 2014

      Looks like smartphones, the auto market will also be taken over by Chinese cars because they are cheap and of good quality.

    • Guest
      November 3, 2014

      Chinese cars industry are way behind the quality of western car brands, maybe one day they will catch up. The chinese phone brands are doing fine tho.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 4, 2014

      Should be “was way behind”. Modern Chinese cars (depending on the brand) are actually really quite good.

    • arsalan
      November 4, 2014

      Brother, are you one of those thousands of people who close their eyes and blindly say ” Chinese things are not good” or you have actual experience of china cars?
      I own a Chinese car and it has everything what the others are having. It is now 3 years without a single time going to a garage except changing engine oil.

  13. Clyde
    November 3, 2014

    take a look on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxVCEwjygyU

    crash test of chines car seriously better use chines phone not car

    • KU DE TA
      November 3, 2014

      actually this wasn’t a Haval. Not even a Chinese car.. nice movie though 🙂

      But this one was definitely a Chinese BMW X5…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPCAbsVvf0k#t=59

      • November 4, 2014

        Double Star CEO that is a really terrible car. They also made something called the Little Prince which was a fake Smart Car.

    • November 4, 2014

      That’s not a Chinese car

  14. Michael Ogbonnaya
    November 3, 2014

    Nice SUV. I love it. Had to take a look at Haval’s website and like the H6 too. Just wondering, can I buy a Chinese car online and have it shipped to Nigeria?

  15. realjjj
    November 3, 2014

    Not that cheap depending on how many corners get cut.
    And smaller than something like Dacia Duster that’s already available in many locations.

  16. Clyde
    November 3, 2014

    take a look on youtube

  17. Clyde
    November 3, 2014

    crash test of chines car seriously better use chines phone not car

    • KU DE TA
      November 3, 2014

      actually this wasn’t a Haval. Not even a Chinese car.. nice movie though 🙂

      But this one was definitely a Chinese BMW X5…

    • Andi Sykes
      November 4, 2014

      That’s not a Chinese car

    • Andi Sykes
      November 4, 2014

      Double Star CEO that is a really terrible car. They also made something called the Little Prince which was a fake Smart Car.

  18. November 4, 2014

    This reminds me a bit of the Ford EcoSport.

  19. Yash Garg
    November 4, 2014

    This reminds me a bit of the Ford EcoSport.