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GWM debuts SUV 'coupe' in Beijing

2014-04-30 14:21

SEXY COUPE: GWM is revealing its latest coupe concept at the 2014 Beijing auto show. Image: GWM

BEIJING, China - GWM is unveiling a concept four-door SUV/coupe (yes, that's what it's called...)  at the 2014 Beijing auto show. It comes from the Havalsub-brand.

GALLERY: GWM Haval coupe concept

The current version of the brand's 4x4 raced in the 2014 Dakar rally.

The concept was introduced by GWM's new design director, Pierre Leclercq, as a "concept-to-be", which previews the Haval Sport series currently being developed by GWM's international technical team for global buyers.

FUEL-EFFICIENT

The Concept Coupe is 4746mm long and has a long wheelbase of 2950mm, promising very generous interior space. No specifics were revealed but the car does have a plug-in hybrid drive train and all-wheel drive.

It is claimed to consume only 2.2 litres of fuel/100km. Hmmm...

Grabbing the headlines, however, is the SUV/coupe's exterior design. Featuring what the automaker describes as "a particularly striking upright LED lighting arrangement front and rear", the it remains instantly recognisable, even in the dark.

As its "coupe" moniker suggests, the roof slopes towards the rear - otherwise its profile is pretty much that of a four-door 4x4.

"Combine this with a gradually rising shoulder line," GWM says, "and the result is a very muscular, sporty machine. Other details to highlight include the symmetrical, square-shaped exhaust outlets and striking two-tone 22" alloy rims.

A production version of the vehicle is expected to be revealed in 2016.
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