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An ad for the 2014 Great Wall Haval M4 has appeared on – the post lists a pricing of RM50k for the manual 1.5 litre version. No mention on availability, but we do know that the planned market debut for the SUV will happen sometime in May.

In January, local distributor Green Oranges had a left-hand drive example of the M4 on display in its Glenmarie showroom – the right-hand drive form is set to be locally assembled at the GWM plant in Gurun, Kedah, with an anticipated pricing of under RM50k being suggested.

That pricing should be for the five-speed manual version, which will have two-wheel drive. A higher-spec variant is reportedly on the cards as well, and this will be a four-wheel drive unit with an automatic transmission.

Both M4 models will be powered by a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre VVT four-cylinder engine – the ad revises the earlier 105 hp power output down to 103 hp, but no changes to the 138 Nm torque figure. Kit listed includes a four-speaker CD-based audio system, AUX/USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, ABS and EBD as well as dual-airbags.