Our friends at GoaOnWheels have managed to snag an on-test Great Wall Haval H5 SUV, doing the testing rounds somewhere in the National Capital Region(NCR). Now, if you’re wondering what this SUV is all about, you need to read this. Back then, we speculated about a 2 liter common rail diesel engine making it to the Haval H5 SUV and sure enough, that is exactly what the on-test vehicle featured. We also have done a story on how the Chinese auto industry is slowly albeit steadily making inroads into the Indian car marketand the Haval H5 is yet another example of that phenomenon.
Punjab based ICML Motors, well known for its Sonalika range of tractors will bring the Haval H5 SUV into India sometime later this year, in line with its earlier announcement of launching an SUV to take on the hot selling Mahindra XUv500. The Haval H5 will be a five seater and will come in both 4X2 and 4X4 variants. Apart from the Haval H5 SUV, ICML also plans to bring a pick up truck to the Indian market, in the form of the Great Wall Wingle Pick Up Truck. This pick up might be positioned to take on the likes of the Tata Xenon XT and the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway.
The Wingle pick up truck is also expected to get the same 2 liter common rail diesel engine that the Haval H5 SUV features. This engine outputs a peak power of 150 Bhp and a peak torque of 310 Nm. Like the Haval H5, the Wingle pick up is sold in markets across the world, ranging from South Africa to Australia. ICML Both the Haval H5 SUV and the Wingle pick up truck are currently being tested in India. ICML plans to form a joint venture with Great Wall Motors of China to make and sell these vehicles in the Indian market.