Great Wall M4 Malaysia Archive

  • Great Wall M4 – complete price list for variants out

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    The on-the-road price list for the Great Wall M4 is out, with pricing for all the variants revealed – a hat tip to reader Eddy for sending us the details.

    Pricing with insurance starts from RM46,990 for the Standard to RM56,990 for the Premium in manual form, while the auto versions start from RM48,990 for the Standard right up to RM59,990 for the Premium. The final pricing is close to that bandied about during the launch last month, which was from RM45k to RM59k.

    As reported, six variants of the M4 are listed as being on sale, three manuals and three automatics, in Standard, Comfort and Premium trim levels. Initial deliveries of the compact SUV are set to begin this month.

    The first examples will be 40 manual transmission CBU units from China, and another 160 manual CBU vehicles are set to make up the second batch. Following this, local assembly takes over, with the CKD M4 slated to begin rolling out from the company’s Gurun plant in October. It will then only be sold in automatic transmission form.

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    The M4 – available only in front-wheel drive guise – is powered by a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre VVT MPI four-pot offering 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

    Standard equipment across the line-up includes four disc brakes, ABS and EBD with brake assist, powered windows all-around, steering wheel audio controls, manual four-way adjustment front seats, dual airbags and front/rear foglights. When the CKD auto variants arrive, they will feature ESP in the mix.

    In terms of trim, the Standard variant features fabric seats, a four-speaker CD audio system, manual air-conditioning, a polyurethane steering wheel, and sits on 15-inch wheels and 195/60 series tyres.

    The Comfort version moves things up to a leather steering wheel, two-tone fabric seats, reverse sensors, a six-speaker audio system, auto air-con and 16-inch wheels with 205/60 tyres. The Premium, meanwhile, features leather seats, a rear spoiler and reverse camera on top of the equipment found on the Comfort.

     
     
  • Great Wall M4 SUV – specs revealed, RM45k-RM59k

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    Go Automobile Manufacturing (Go Auto) today launched the Great Wall M4, with initial deliveries of the compact SUV now set to begin in August. The vehicle was previewed in left-hand drive form in January, and back in May was teased for a June launch.

    The first examples will be 40 manual transmission CBU units from China, and another 160 manual CBU vehicles are set to make up the second batch. Following this, local assembly will take over, with the first CKD M4s set to roll out from the company’s Gurun plant in October. When this happens, the EEV is set to go on sale only in automatic transmission form.

    Finalised pricing hasn’t been revealed, but Go Auto has announced that the M4 is due to go on sale priced from RM45k to RM59k, depending on variant. A total of three variants (Standard, Comfort, Premium) will be available, in both manual and transmission form, according to the company.

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    Whichever variant it is, the M4 – which measures in at 3,961 mm long, 1,728 mm wide and 1,617 mm tall, with a 2,383 mm-long wheelbase and 185 mm ground clearance – will be powered by a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre VVT MPI four-pot offering 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

    Initial speculation had the five-speed manual in two-wheel drive guise and the six-speed automatic as a four-wheel drive offering, but it’s now confirmed that the M4 will only be available throughout the range in two-wheel drive form.

    General specification lists four disc brakes (with red calipers, no less), ABS and EBD with brake assist, powered windows all-around, steering wheel audio controls, manual four-way adjustment front seats, dual airbags and front/rear foglights. There are rear child seat fixing points, but these are top tether mounts and not Isofix.

    The Standard variant is equipped with fabric seats, a four-speaker CD audio system, manual air-conditioning, a polyurethane steering wheel, and sits on 15-inch wheels and 195/60 series tyres. This – in manual transmission form – is likely to be the RM45k offering in the range.

    Moving on to Comfort trim level adds on a host of items, including leather steering wheel, two-tone fabric seats, reverse sensors, a six-speaker audio system with seven-inch LCD display and navigation, automatic air-conditioning and 16-inch alloys, wrapped with 205/60 profile rubbers.

    Both Comfort and Standard variants feature electrically-adjustable side view mirrors, but are of the manually-foldable variety.

    Finally, the Premium variant adds on leather seats, a rear spoiler and reverse camera to the equipment found on the Comfort. The version also lists an around-view camera system, and keyless entry is also listed as being available on the higher-spec variants.

    Incidentally, ESP is mentioned in passing in the brochure, but it’s not listed in the specifications list – we’re told that the CKD auto variant will feature it. Also, the examples on show today at the launch are not definitive of a particular variant – we spotted a mix of specs on display in the vehicles, which were all manual transmission examples.

    Six exterior colours will be available for the M4, and these are Pearl Black, Sky Silver, Ocean Blue, Titanium White, Jazz Red and Fashionable Orange. The Great Wall M4, which is covered by a three-year or 100,000 km warranty, is available in showrooms as of now.

     
     
  • Great Wall Haval M4 teased – priced from ‘RM4x,xxx’

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    The Great Wall Haval M4 continues being teased on the Great Wall Malaysia website, and the company has listed down a brief spec sheet of the compact SUV.

    As previously reported, the M4 – which measures in at 3,961 mm long, 1,728 mm wide and 1,617 mm tall, with a 2,383 mm-long wheelbase – will be sold here in two transmission variant forms both powered by a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre VVT MPI four-pot offering 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

    For certain, the five-speed manual will be in two-wheel drive guise, though it remains to be seen if the six-speed automatic will be in four-wheel drive as suggested earlier. As it goes, the manual is set to be the low-spec version, and the auto the high-spec one.

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    Aside from that, the little new info revealed states the M4 will be equipped with disc brakes for all four wheels and be shod with 16-inch wheels with 205/60 profile tyres. The M4 is assembled locally at the GWM plant in Gurun, Kedah.

    The pricing hasn’t been revealed, but the teaser continues on in the same vein as that touted when first highlighted in January when a left-hand drive example first appeared in the Green Oranges showroom – the M4 should be priced under RM50k, with a ‘RM4x,xxx’ tag suggested by the teaser; this should be for the manual version.

    Oh, and if you’re keen to win a free M4, there’s an upcoming competition giving you the chance to do so. Scheduled to take place next month, the challenge will involve squatting while putting a hand on the M4 for the longest possible time, and the last person standing will be rewarded with the SUV. If this sounds like the thing for you, then get more details through the GWM website.

     
     
  • Great Wall Haval M4 – MT/AT, Malaysian launch in June

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    The facelifted Wingle 5 isn’t the only Great Wall coming to Malaysia; the pick-up truck will be joined by the Great Wall Haval M4, as promoted on Great Wall Motors Malaysia’s Facebook page. A soft launch for the compact SUV will happen in the third week of June, which is less than a month from now.

    The M4’s arrival is not a surprise, because a left-hand drive example has been living in the Green Oranges showroom in Glenmarie since January, and ads soliciting bookings appeared on oto.my in March. A starting price of RM50k has been suggested.

    The Great Wall Haval M4 is powered by a 1.5 litre engine with 105 hp and 138 Nm. The VVT-equipped unit will be available with manual and automatic transmissions in Malaysia, and the latter could be in conjunction with 4WD. The compact SUV will be locally assembled in Gurun, Kedah.

    RM50k compact SUV anyone?

     
     
  • First EEV manufacturing license issued to GAM for Great Wall Motors products, the Haval M4 and H6

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    In line with the National Automotive Policy (NAP 2014), the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) today issued the first efficient vehicle (EEV) manufacturing license to Go Automobile Manufacturing (GAM) to assemble Great Wall Motors products locally.

    In partnership with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors, GAM will build Great Wall vehicles for both the domestic as well as export market. The CKD programme will initially involve two GWM models, the Haval M4 and Haval H6 SUVs.

    Both will be built at the GAM plant in Gurun, Kedah, which has already been assembling the Haval H5 and Wingle pickup – production is set to begin in June, with market rollout expected to be in September.

    Full details on the variants were not disclosed during the license annoucement made today at MITI, but it was mentioned that the M4 will be powered by a 1.5 litre engine – this should be a normally-aspirated VVT four-pot offering 105 hp and 138 Nm.

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    As for the Haval H6, two engine versions are expected, as previously reported, these being a 2.0 litre diesel and 1.5 litre petrol, both four-cylinder turbocharged units.

    The GW4D20 2.0 TCI diesel offers 140 hp at 4,000 rpm and 310 Nm at 1,800-2,800 rpm, while the GW4G15B 1.5 turbocharged petrol has 140 hp at 5,600 rpm and 210 Nm of twist. Irrespective of engine, the H6 variants will have a front wheel-drive configuration and come with a six-speed manual transmission.

    In terms of investment, RM2 billlion will be pumped into the project, out of which around RM700 million will be provided by Chinese investors not aligned to GWM. It is expected to create 4,000 new jobs in Gurun.

    The investment will be divided into three phases. The first phase will see the existing plant’s current build capacity of 10,000 units a year being increased to 25,000 units annually. The second phase will take production capacity to 50,000 units by mid-2015, and the final phase will see a 100,000-unit annual production capacity by 2018.

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    The investment will also consist of establishing an R&D centre in Gurun, with RM500 million having being allocated for this purpose. The company says that the R&D centre will focus on “developing and enhancing the performance of the right hand-drive powertrain in order to achieve higher fuel efficiency and to further reduce carbon emissions.”

    Production will contain 40% local content when it kicks off, and will be increased to 55% by 2016 and 85% by the end of the third phase in 2018.

    The GAM-GWM partnership plans to export 60% of its production to ASEAN countries – dealer arrangements already exist in Thailand and Cambodia, with operations expected to commence by Q3 this year.

    Go Automobile Manufacturing – which is fronted by CEO Ahmad Azam Sulaiman and has W&R Resources Sdn Bhd listed as its largest shareholder, with a 94.75% stake- took great pains to explain that it had no alignment whatsoever with current local distributor Green Oranges (GOSB), saying that GOSB’s role would be to handle the sales and marketing for Great Wall products.

     
     
  • 2014 Great Wall Haval M4 appears on oto.my – RM50k

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    An ad for the 2014 Great Wall Haval M4 has appeared on oto.my – 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.

     
     
  • Great Wall Haval M4 SUV coming in May, under RM50k

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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.

     
     
 

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Last Updated 01 Oct 2018