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Chinese companies trying to break into the mass market anywhere in the world generally have an uphill battle. There’s the preconceived idea that they’re built badly (wherever did they get that idea), have yesterday’s tech, and will appeal only to the most committed penny-pincher out there. And while that stigma’s stayed true for some time, in the last decade or so, they’ve really upped the game.
For starters, Chinese carmakers have realised that while there’s plenty of success to be enjoyed within the Great Wall, there’s far more exciting prospects beyond it. Which is probably why Great Wall Motors dropped its name for its passenger cars and rebranded itself to reflect its premium position as China’s most successful SUV manufacturer. The name’s Haval now, and the H2 is perhaps one of the company’s strongest products yet.
Available with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, with all-wheel drive and double-clutch automatic as options, and fantastic drive-away deals, the Haval H2 might be the Honda HR-V, Nissan Qashqai, and Renault Captur contender you didn’t know about.
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