Aiming for the competition: GWM and Haval vehicles vs. rivals

Aiming for the competition: GWM and Haval vehicles vs. rivals

Just like every other Chinese carmaker that came locally before it, Great Wall Motor or GWM, intends to sway buyers from commonplace brands with well-equipped and reasonably-priced vehicles, and in that attempt it fields the GWM Cannon pickup and the Haval H6 HEV and Jolion crossovers from its Haval sub-brand.


  • What are the prices of the GWM vehicles?

    From the Haval Jolion crossover to the GWM Cannon pickup, prices range from P998,000 to P1.498-million.
  • On the topic of prices, local GWM distributor Luxuriant Automotive Group detailed the variants of its products and their corresponding prices. See these below:

    2023 Haval Jolion Variants and Prices

    GMW Cannon Haval H6 Jolion (1)

    • Haval Jolion DCT Plus - P998,000.
    • Haval Jolion DCT Max - P1.128-million.
    • Haval Jolion DCT Supreme - P1.248-million.
    • Haval Jolion HEV DCT Supreme - P1.588-million.

    2023 Haval H6 HEV Variants and Prices

    GMW Cannon Haval H6 Jolion (2)

    • Haval H6 HEV Max - P1.788-million.
    • Haval H6 HEV Supreme - P1.883-million.

    2023 GWM Cannon Variants and Prices

    GMW Cannon Haval H6 Jolion (3)

    • GWM Cannon Pilot 4x2 MT - P998,000.
    • GWM Cannon Pilot 4x4 MT - P1.118-million.
    • GWM Cannon Lux 4x2 AT - P1.198-million.
    • GWM Cannon Lux 4x4 AT - P1.318-million.
    • GWM Cannon SLux 4x2 AT - P1.358-million.
    • GWM Cannon SLux 4x4 AT - P1.498-million.

    Now, what do these vehicles offer in exchange for sums from P998,000 to P1.498-million? Let’s take a look at what the GWM Cannon and Haval H6 and Jolion can give.

    2023 Haval H6 HEV

    Haval H6 Hybrid exterior

    The highly-regarded H6 compact SUV now comes in a hybrid variant called the Haval H6 HEV. It has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 130 kW Dedicated Hybrid Transmission, producing a maximum of 240 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. The H6 HEV is the perfect vehicle for consumers who are concerned about the environment because it has excellent fuel efficiency and much fewer CO2 emissions. Additionally, it has cutting-edge features including the Level 2 Autonomous Driving System, Global High Intelligence Modular Architecture, and enhanced active and passive safety features.

    2023 Haval Jolion

    Haval H6 and Haval Jolion

    The subcompact SUV Haval Jolion is available with both a hybrid and a conventional internal combustion engine. The 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine and 115 kW dedicated hybrid powertrain used in the genuine hybrid model can generate a combined output of 186 Horsepower and 375 Nm of torque. As it is designed for city driving, it includes cutting-edge safety measures such as a blind-spot monitoring system and a Level 2 Automated Driving System.

    2023 GWM Cannon

    GWM CannonGWM developed the GWM Cannon pickup to provide its clients a balance of robustness and luxury. With a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that can produce up to 161 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, the GWM Cannon is a dependable workhorse. Its roomy cargo bed makes it ideal for any entrepreneur's utility needs. It has cutting-edge safety measures, like electronic stability control and hill-start assistance. Leather seats with embroidery in the shape of diamonds may be found in its opulent interior.

    With all the vehicles’ essentials covered, would you choose them over alternatives wearing the same sticker prices?

    To help you answer that query, let’s take a look at several crossovers and pickup trucks that are priced similarly to the GWM Cannon and Haval models.

    Alternatives to the Haval Jolion

    Toyota Raize 1.2 G CVT — P926,000

    Toyota Raize profile

    The five-seater subcompact crossover market has recently welcomed the Toyota Raize from the Japanese manufacturer. It has the sporty crossover-appropriate sharp appearance and two engine and transmission choices, the other being the naturally aspirated 1.2-liter and CVT seen in this G model. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both compatible with the eight-inch infotainment system that comes standard on the Toyota Raize G.

    MG HS Alpha — P1.259-million

    MG HS

    The MG HS is the company's flagship model because it has a more upscale appearance and a more luxurious feel. It is propelled by a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline turbocharged engine that shifts through a 7-speed TST, an MG-specific DCT gearbox. The MG HS has the most recent features available from the manufacturer, like a 10-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Alternatives to the Haval H6 HEV

    Changan Uni-T — P1.679-million

    2023 Changan Uni-T

    The Changan Uni-T differentiates itself with its ultra-futuristic design and high-end technological features, which are complemented by 21-inch alloy wheels. With its facial recognition technology and system for tracking driver weariness, the Uni-T promises a vehicle system that can monitor a driver's health. The entertainment system in the cabin also has a dual 10- to 25-inch high-definition digital touchscreen and a Sony sound system with six speakers.

    Geely Azkarra — P1.808-million

    Geely Azkarra

    The Geely Azkarra has an electronic system that lessens the load on the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine to achieve fuel efficiency as part of Geely's push for cleaner technologies. Other technological features in this model include remote start, keyless entry with a push-start button, motorized seats, a power tailgate, parking sensors, hill descent control, sport, comfort, and eco-driving modes, as well as parking assistance.

    Alternatives to the GWM Cannon

    Isuzu D-Max 4x2 LT MT — P1.037-million

    Isuzu D-Max

    The Japanese company's workhorse, the Isuzu D-Max, is built to handle any job and any route. This D-Max model features a 1.9-liter RZ4E diesel engine with a six-speed manual transmission that generates a respectable 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. This model has little in the way of features, but more than makes up for it with excellent capability.

    Ford Ranger Turbo Sport 4x2 AT — P1.494-million

    Ford Ranger

    The second generation of the T6-platform Ford Ranger is a handsome, powerful midsize pickup truck with a ton of cutting-edge technology features. The 2.0-liter Single-Turbo EcoBlue diesel engine and the 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo EcoBlue diesel engine are the two available powertrains for the Ranger. Depending on the variant, there are three different transmission options: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and a 10-speed automatic. A standard eight-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10- or 12-inch SYNC 4A touchscreen are among the Ranger's interior technological amenities.

    Photos from GWM, MG, Changan, Geely, Ford, Kent Flores, and Roy Robles 

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