The Great Wall Motors brand offers many SUVs in China, but there is always room for one more. The new model is the Cool Dog. The new model has a length of 4520 mm, a width of 1875 mm, and a height of 1745 mm with a wheelbase of 2710 mm. That makes it 100 mm shorter than the Big Dog, but 133 mm longer than the Ford Bronco Sport.
In terms of styling, the Cool Dog combines several styling features of the popular Big Dog, although the two SUVs do not share body panels. At the front, round LED headlights are encased in a square grille. This gives the car a harsh and aggressive look combined with unpainted bumpers and aluminum guard plates.
“The profile is more sculpted than other Haval SUVs, with square wheel arches and muscular fenders like dynamic hood lines. The window line is narrow for the Hummer’s appearance and reaches to the rear thanks to the pillars painted black or silver.”
There is a bulge on the tailgate that resembles a spare tire cover, similar to the recently introduced SsangYong Torres. We can also see a very narrow rear windshield and vertically positioned LED taillights.
Inside, the budget-friendly nature of the SUV is somehow evident: the Cool Dog’s dashboard looks less fancy than the Big Dog’s. That said, there’s plenty of technology, including Haval’s digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a Land Rover-style steering wheel, and a brand-new JVC audio system with 18 speakers, including those in the headrests. The higher trims also have carbon fiber and black accents, as well as two-tone leather seats.
Under the hood is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with 181 hp and 275 Nm of torque. Power is transferred either to the front wheels or to all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission DCT. Recall that the Chinese market is not subject to the strict emissions standards used in Europe.
Haval Cool Dog will be on sale in China in the third quarter of 2022.