Bangkok, Thailand, December 22, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Great Wall Motor (GWM) announces a significant milestone for its intelligent vehicle, the HAVAL JOLION, having been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – Australia and New Zealand’s independent voice on vehicle safety. The success reinforces GWM’s mission to introduce automotive products equipped with unparalleled performance, cutting-edge innovation, and safety technology that serves users’ every possible lifestyle while enhancing an EV society.
Carla Hoorweg, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, said: “This 5-star ANCAP safety rating for the HAVAL JOLION is the third awarded to GWM under ANCAP’s stringent 2020-2022 protocols. There has been a significant amount of interest in a rating for this model, and it has been shown to offer a high standard of safety.”
The HAVAL JOLION was tested and assessed for its ability to physically protect occupants and other road users in a crash through series of destructive crash tests, and its ability to prevent or minimize the severity of a crash with another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist through a range of active collision avoidance performance tests. The HAVAL JOLION delivered good levels of protection to the driver in the full width frontal test and the oblique pole test. The vehicle is equipped with a center airbag to protect against occupant-to-occupant contact in side impacts, and it provided a good level of protection to both front seat occupants. Whiplash protection for front and rear seats occupants also scored well, as did the protection offered to child occupants in the side impact test.
In addition, the HAVAL JOLION is capable of avoiding or mitigating the severity of a crash with another vehicle through its Lane Support System (LSS), which achieved full marks, as well as the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), whose performance was very good. Importantly, where the HAVAL JOLION particularly impressed was in its active collision avoidance capability – achieving an overall safety assistance score of 92%.
Narong Sritalayon, Managing Director of Great Wall Motor (Thailand), said: “We are pleased that the HAVAL JOLION performed outstandingly throughout the safety assessment conducted by one of the most internationally recognized vehicle safety advocates. The result testifies GWM’s commitment to creating and offering quality products to the global automotive industry. Additionally, the HAVAL JOLION has been very much sought after by Thai fans. From its official launch in November 2021 up until November 2022, we delivered 3,218 units of HAVAL JOLION to customers. Recently at the 39th Thailand International Motor Expo 2022, this vehicle also garnered tremendous attention, resulting in a total of 333 test drives taken, and 388 bookings placed at the event. This highlights the consumers’ trust bestowed upon the vehicle itself and GWM as the xEV leader.”
For the Thai market, the HAVAL JOLION comes with a hybrid engine, utilizing a 1.5-liter engine combined with an electric motor to produce a maximum 190 hp and maximum torque of 375 Nm. Its stylish luxurious exterior reflects a futuristic aesthetic. It is equipped with advanced driving technologies, combined with 360° interior décor in a spacious and comfortable cabin, all of which contributes to a more pleasurable driving experience. The vehicle is available for Thai consumers in three variants: TECH (879,000 baht), PRO (939,000 baht), and ULTRA (999,000 baht). These all come in five exterior color options: Burgundy Red, Swarovski Blue, Ayers Gray, Sun Black, and Hamilton White.
As the ‘Global Intelligent Technology Company’, GWM is committed to offering new products, services, and experiences following a customer-centric approach that focuses on listening to consumers’ voices through online and offline channels. The practice ensures that the company is able to better serve different needs of Thai fans while elevating the sustainable growth of Thailand’s automotive industry.
About Great Wall Motor
Great Wall Motor (GWM) is a global SUV and pickup truck manufacturer. The company made its initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. With more than 80 subsidiaries and affiliates, GWM employs more than 70,000 people. Its automobile sales have exceeded one million units per annum for six years running. In addition to China, GWM sells its high-quality automobiles in more than 60 markets through an overseas network that covers more than 500 locations worldwide.