GWM announces range of new models

Great Wall Motor (GWM) announces plans for a range of new models

Great Wall Motor (GWM) has announced plans for a range of new models.

At the recent Guangzhou motor show, Zhang Haobao, CEO of GWM Pickup, said the company would focus on new products for the global market, creating a matrix of pure electric, hybrid, and hydrogen energy pickup trucks.

According to the company’s 2025 Strategy, GWM aims to raise its sales proportion of new energy vehicles to 80% by 2025 and it will invest a total of 500 billion baht (US$16 billion) in R&D.

At the show, GWM unveiled the WEY Lanchan-PHEV, a flagship six-seater intelligent SUV, along with the Haval H-Dog PHEV and Tank 500 PHEV, which features an upgraded off-road hybrid architecture.

The POWER-Shanhai, a large-scale high-performance luxury pickup truck, was also officially launched with both HEV and PHEV variants.

Neta Auto, a Chinese EV start-up, sold 150,000 vehicles in 2022, an increase of 118%, marking a year-on-year increase for the 29th consecutive month.

The company reported it also became the country’s first EV start-up to sell over 150,000 vehicles a year, with 3,500 exported.

To date, the company has already delivered 250,000 units. Annual deliveries for the Neta U and Neta V models reached 50,000 and 100,000 units respectively in 2022, up 155% and 99%.

Neta S deliveries were 2,200 units in 128 cities across China since delivery of the sporty model began in late November.

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