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Great Wall Haval H3
Great wall hover
Manufacturer Great Wall Motor Company
Also called Great Wall Hover
Great Wall Hover CUV
Great Wall Hover H3
Great Wall Hafu
Great Wall X240 (Australia)
Production 2005—present
Class Sports Utility Vehicle
Body style(s) SUV
Engine(s) 2.4 L Mitsubishi 4G64 engine (Petrol)
2.8 L Great Wall Motor GW2.8TC (Diesel)
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length 4,620 mm (181.9 in)
Width 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height 1,710 mm (67.3 in)
Curb weight 1,720 kg (3,792.0 lb)
Great Wall Hover with Sportkit

Rear view.

The Great Wall Haval H3 (
中文:
), also known as the Great Wall Hover, is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) sold by the Great Wall Motor Company in several countries. It was the first Chinese car to be exported in large quantities to Western Europe in 2006, with 30,000 units shipped to Italy. Its main advantage over established European, North American and Asian rivals is its low comparative cost. A six-speed automatic concept version called the Great Wall Hover H7 was made and can reach speeds of up to 225 km/h or 140 mph.[1]

In Australia, the Haval H3 is badged as the Great Wall X240.[2]

Design and engineeringEdit

One of the reasons for the comparatively low retail price of the Great Wall Haval H3 is that it is based heavily on older models by other manufacturers. The entry-level engine is the 4G64 2.4 litre gasoline inline-four supplied by Mitsubishi,[3] the exterior resembles the Isuzu Axiom and the chassis is from a Toyota 4Runner. The Haval H3 has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm (106.3 in) and a wheel track of 1,520 mm (59.8 in). The Haval H3 is a Sports Utility Vehicle, with selectable rear wheel drive or 4-wheel drive (4WD).

Engines and transmissionEdit

Main article: Mitsubishi Sirius engine
Main article: GW2.8TC

The gasoline-fuelled Great Wall Haval H3 uses the Mitsubishi 4G69[4] Sirius series straight-4 automobile engine. The 4G64 engine was introduced in 1988 in the Mitsubishi Galant and has been used by several other car manufacturers. The 4G64 engine produces 128 hp. The diesel version uses a motor built by Great Wall themselves, the GW2.8TC. Both versions have a 5-gear manual transmission. Those models had the name Hover H3 and H5. For the Chinese market Great Wall Motors also offer 2.5 and 2.8 TCI diesel engines with 107 and 114 hp. These engines both use a modern common rail system from Bosch.

Environmental and safety testEdit

One of the main problems facing exported Chinese cars was European safety and environmental regulations. The Great Wall Haval H3 complies with the Euro-III emissions standard.[5] It was awarded three stars from C-NCAP crash testing.[6] In the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash testing undertaken on 24 Mar 2010, the post-2009 model Haval 3 received a Four Star rating.[7] The Great Wall Haval H3 has not yet been tested by EURO NCAP. With new engines which Great Wall Motor installed in the Haval H3, all models now comply with Euro 4 regulations. In Italy, a version of the Hover called the EcoDual is sold equipped to run on alternatives fuels, being equipped with LPG or CNG capabilities.

Limousine versionEdit

Great Wall Hover Pi
Great Wall Hover P G1
Also called Great Wall Hover π
Class limousine CUV
Engine(s) 2.4l Mitsubishi 4G64 engine (Petrol)
Wheelbase 4,800 mm (189.0 in)
Length 6,720 mm (264.6 in)
Great Wall Motor also produces a more luxurious, limousine version of the Hover, called the Great Wall Hover Pi[8][9] (
中文:
). Its name is also sometimes spelt Hover•π. The first Hover Pi was given as a gift to Fidel Castro.[10] The vehicle has so far been the best selling vehicle of its kind (most others originating outside China being stretched by third-party conversion outfits), being exported to Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and other overseas markets. In 2008, the Hover Pi's length was extended from 6.7 meters to 6.9 meters.[11]

ReferencesEdit

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  1. "Shanghai Show: Great Wall Hover H7 Concept – Carscoop". Carscoop.blogspot.com (2009-04-20). Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  2. Pettendy, Marton (2009-10-15). "Great Wall X240 ready to roll". GoAuto. John Mellor. Retrieved on 2009-10-15.
  3. "Great Wall Motors X240 SUV Approved For Sale In Australia". The Motor Report (2009-10-21). Retrieved on 2011-01-02.
  4. "Hover SUV Engine and Integrated Review and Test".
  5. "Great Wall Motor Company Limited". www.gwm.cn. Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-04-03.
  6. "中国新车评价规程(C-NCAP)官方网站". www.c-ncap.org. Retrieved on 2008-04-03.
  7. "ANCAP Crash Test - Great Wall Motors X240 2009 on". NRMA website. National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited (April 2010). Retrieved on 2011-01-02.
  8. "Great Wall Hover π Descriere". www.gwm.com.ro. Retrieved on 2008-05-16.[dead link](Romanian)
  9. "Great Wall Hover•π". www.gwm.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved on 2008-05-16.(English)
  10. "Great Wall Wingle". Indiacar.net. Retrieved on 2009-09-30.
  11. "Hover Pi drives Great Wall Motor to limo segment – China automotive news". Autonews.gasgoo.com (2008-08-15). Retrieved on 2009-09-30.

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