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Published on March 8th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Haval P04 SUV Unveiled In China, is It The Next Haval H5?

The Haval P04 is an SUV based on the Great Wall King Kong pickup truck

Does anyone remember the Chinese car brand Haval? This Great Wall Motor (GWM) owned carmaker makes mostly SUVs and despite the fact that GWM had already been in and out of the country, Haval never left. Unfortunately, the brand was never very popular, well, its new product may change that if it is introduced here.


So the first official image of the Haval P04 has been revealed in China and it is a full-sized SUV, based on the Great Wall King Kong Cannon pickup truck which we covered here. What’s funny is that a few hours before Haval officially revealed this image, it had already leaked online on social media.

Moreover, the name of the SUV seems to be a bit peculiar for the brand as many would have assumed it would have been called the ‘Haval H5,’ based on its size and body type since the brand’s other SUVs are called the ‘H1,’ ‘H2’ and so on. So, will this car actually become the new Haval H5? Let’s find out.

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Okay, so the older Haval H5 was a mid-sized SUV that was sold in China from 2010 to 2018 and even longer in some other markets, however, these days, the car seems to be fully discontinued. The old Haval H5 also measured 4,645mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,775mm tall with a 2,700mm wheelbase.

On top of that, the old Haval H5 was also either a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and was powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine and was available in a 6-speed manual transmission. While Haval has not revealed the full specs and dimensions of the P04, we can assume it can be similar to the King Kong Cannon.

Old Haval H5

So, right now, it looks unlikely that the Haval P04 will be the new H5, right? Well, the inscription ‘全新哈弗H5’ seen on the number plate of the car which translates to ‘All-new Haval H5’ caused a stir online and caused Haval to change the image this time with the inscription ‘哈弗P04,’ which says “All-new Haval P04.’

So is this irrefutable proof that the new Haval P04 is actually the new Haval H5? Well, as much as I would like to think so, this is not 100 percent proof as perhaps Haval made the switch in the image simply because it was a genuine mistake and the car is meant to be a new model but I’m holding out hope it is, in fact, the new Haval H5.

Old Haval H5 interior

Either way, since it is safe to assume that the Haval P04 is based on the Great Wall King Kong Cannon, we can also assume that it will share the same 5,200mm length, 2,000mm width, 1,8000mm height, and 3,000mm wheelbase as well as its 197hp or 230hp 2.0 litre engine with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.

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