Published on May 11th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin


Haval Big Dog Gets Rugged-Looking Hunting Edition

It looks quite tempting to be honest

Haval has taken the covers off the Big Dog Hunting Edition, essentially a more off-road-oriented version of the Big Dog, which is already a fairly rugged SUV to begin with.

Befitting its designation, the Big Dog Hunting Edition gains a number of accessories to further enhance its look. It begins with redesigned front and rear bumpers, which are more pronounced than the standard version, as well as a larger grille that is merged together with the front bumper and headlights.

In addition, the vehicle also gets new alloy wheels shod with larger wheels, running boards and wider wheel arch extensions with exposed screws. At the rear, changes are limited to the aforementioned bumper and a more protruding roof spoiler.

The interior, strangely, has been left unchanged with no sprucing up done whatsoever to continue the rugged theme. It’s a missed opportunity because all it needs is just a splash of colour to liven up the dull black upholstery and trim.

Similarly, there are no mechanical changes with the Big Dog Hunting Edition. Two petrol powertrain options are offered, the first being a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 166 hp between 5,000 to 5,6000 rpm and 285 Nm between 1,400 to 3,600 rpm, and the second a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 221 hp and 385 Nm of torque.

The former is driven by the front wheels, while the latter can be had with a BorgWarner Haldex 5th generation 4WD system. But regardless of engine choice, the SUV channels the output to the ground via a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

Built on Great Wall Motor’s L.E.M.O.N. platform, the Big Dog measures 4,620 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width, 1,780 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,738 mm. That being said, the Hunting Edition should be slightly longer due to the protruding bumpers. It has a minimum ground clearance of 200 mm, just 20 mm shy of that of the Subaru XV.

In China, the standard Big Dog’s price range is from 119,900 yuan (RM78,050) to 161,900 yuan (RM105,390) but the added kit on the Hunting Edition should command a slight premium.

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