GWM in Malaysia – 9 new models in three years including sedan, SUV and pick-up truck, CKD fr 2023

GWM in Malaysia – 9 new models in three years including sedan, SUV and pick-up truck, CKD fr 2023

Great Wall Motors has announced its plans for expansion in this region in terms of product offering as well as network reach, following the Malaysian market launch of the Ora Good Cat fully electric hatchback.

The brand aims to introduce nine models in the Malaysian market in the next three years, and these will consist of sedan, SUV and pick-up truck models in the new energy vehicle (NEV) category, said the president of GWM for the Asian region Zhang Jiaming.

Great Wall Motors aims to be the leading EV brand in Malaysia, the company announced. In terms of network growth, GWM plans to have 15 outlets across Peninsular Malaysia, with most of these to be 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centres with 70% of the total to be located in urban areas.

The first five outlets are to be opened in December spanning the northern, southern and central regions of Peninsular Malaysia, Zhang said. Meanwhile, local assembly (CKD) operations will commence next year, and 2,000 jobs will be created locally as a result.

GWM in Malaysia – 9 new models in three years including sedan, SUV and pick-up truck, CKD fr 2023

The just-launched Ora Good Cat is expected to be joined by the Haval H6 and Jolion in Malaysia

Great Wall Motors officially entered the Malaysian market in July this year, represented in the country by wholly owned subsidiary Great Wall Motor Sales Malaysia. In addition to the Ora Good Cat EV hatchback, the Haval H6 and the Haval Jolion are also expected for the Malaysian market, both of which have been sighted running tests on Malaysian roads.

Given the new energy vehicle (NEV) focus of Great Wall Motors, it is the electrified versions of the H6 and Jolion which can be expected, and the former is sold in Thailand as a plug-in hybrid.

The H6 PHEV packs a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 167 hp and 285 Nm of torque, mated to electric drive that brings a total system output of 326 hp and 530 Nm. Meanwhile, the Haval Jolion Hybrid gets a powertrain also featuring a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine mated to an electric motor and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, making 190 hp and 375 Nm in total system output.

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  • I think gwm has a headstart with thier plans to have 15 outlets across Peninsular Malaysia because of Go Auto previously distributing Haval cars

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    • Ghani on Nov 29, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      Syabas to the new PH Good news after another. Local GWM operations gonna start soon, 2000 jobs up for grabs!!

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on Nov 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

        We would like to thank hardworking Azminkor and best PM Sabrikor for bringing GWM to Malaysia and for rakyat Malaysia to get 2000 jobs. Kudos to BN2.0 Gomen!

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        • Then why Azmin Ali have voted out by majority Gombak MP. He is proven a real traitor who behinds scene by stopping PH government from leading in Malaysia, already cheated too many times to our rakyat even in parliament session and already making our people too much headache. Even Azmin Ali also poteng parliament session since parliament session resume on 24th Nov this year. Never vote him Azmin again. Azmin Ali is not BN MP but Azmin Ali is PN MP

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    • Celup King on Nov 30, 2022 at 10:07 am

      Where is that joker that says no one else can sell below RM 150k huh? No balls to show himself now his lies terserlah pada dunia?

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  • EVuder on Nov 29, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    GWM is NOW having its OWN sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Malaysia. GOOD !!!! It would definately HELP to change the perception of GWM having BAD service and Maintenance issues under a ALIBABA agent , previously .

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    • YB KINTE KUNTE on Nov 29, 2022 at 8:53 pm

      Do u know the resale value of Haval 1,2018 model has forced many owners to resort to very ridiculous trade in value at Rm13000,eventho dealers advertise at rm28000?
      Dealers r only willing to accept trade ins at very low prices cos of longer time taken to dispose the units.
      This is due to the bad distributorship before,where spare parts r terribly expensive and hard to get.
      Buyers..u have to do due diligence..if the authorised workshop is just a tyre shop at Jalan Gombak with some repair skills,just WALK AWAY.
      Why suffer the agony of terrible after sales service
      n plummeting resale values,when there r better alternatives.

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      • Why So Serious on Nov 30, 2022 at 4:07 pm

        That people are complaining about pricing is ridiculous. Who says you have to buy? Vote with your dollars, folks. If you cannot afford for an EV now, just get ICE cars which unlike Europe won’t phase out anytime soon.

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      • Khoo K S on Nov 30, 2022 at 4:44 pm

        Seriously electric cars need to be priced more realistically for the masses to be adopted

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  • Gabriel on Nov 29, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    I hope many Malaysian will buy cars from GWM.
    They will be the guinea pigs, testing out the cars.

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    • If the tank 300 and 500 sell in malaysia that will be a popular market in the 4×4 suv catergory

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    • Just sharing that the smart looking Haval H1 (best selling mini SUV in China) is so fuel efficient that a tank of fuel brought me from Bukit Mertajam to Kulai, without refueling. Also, by following the recommended service schedules, nothing major requiring replacement the last 4 years plus, other than a set of worn out front wheel bearing last Aug, which parts I ordered online from the OEM merchant and arrived within a week. Am eagerly awaiting the Malaysian launch of Jolion as an upgrade.

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