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Great Wall Malaysia is planning to launch the CKD version of the Great Wall Haval M4 SUV sometime in May, with pricing anticipated to be under RM50k. The M4 will be assembled at the GWM plant in Gurun, Kedah.

The white unit you see in the photos is on display at the Green Oranges showroom in Glenmarie, and is a left-hand drive example – the company is bringing in a few such CBU units to showcase the M4 at roadshows.

The 3.96 metre-long M4 will make its market debut in two variant forms, both powered by a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre VVT four-pot offering 105 hp and 138 Nm.

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In most markets, the M4 is sold in its two-wheel drive, five-speed manual configuration, which we’ll be getting, but this will apparently be the low-spec guise of the type. The high-spec version will be equipped with an automatic transmission and come with four-wheel drive.

It won’t be the only vehicle being added to the local GWM model line-up this year – Green Oranges is going to be very busy, by the looks of it. The company has reportedly obtained an EEV grant for local production of the M4 and Haval H6 SUV, which will be launched in April – anticipated pricing is RM88k.

The Wingle 5 facelift is due for a June introduction, and also inbound this year is the Voleex C20R five-door B-segment hatch. The Haval H5, meanwhile, is being discontinued, with only a couple of units left to be cleared.