Table of contents:
- Options and prices
- Handling and off-road performance
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Sales start
2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Frame SUVs appeal to many motorists, especially when it comes to high-tech models with a spectacular appearance. These include Hawal Big Dog 2022, which is sold in the domestic market of China. The car is a direct competitor to the Wey Tank 300, Jeep Wrangler, Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. True, in comparison with classmates, it is considered a more affordable option for purchase. You can buy a "Chinese" in the Middle Kingdom in several trim levels at a price of 1,359,000 - 1,846,000 rubles for the Harvard Dog Hasky Edition and Harvard Dog Roaring variations, respectively.
Despite its low price, Hawal Big Dog 2022 boasts not only rich configurations in terms of equipment, but also a pleasant appearance, which can be estimated from the photo in the article. However, the technical characteristics of the model deserve the greatest interest. In this regard, it is necessary to take into account what modification of the car in the new body we are talking about, since the key indicators and prices differ significantly from version to version.
In China, "Ramnik" is sold in petrol versions with two power units to choose from. We are talking about turbocompressor units for 1, 5 and 2.0 liters. These engines can generate 169 and 211 horsepower as well as 285 and 325 Nm of torque. There is no alternative transmission for the car. We are talking about a 7-step "robot". Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive car modifications are on sale.
In terms of size, the "Chinese" is not so significantly different from classmates. The length of the car reaches 4 620 mm, width - 1890 mm, height - 1780 mm. The wheelbase of the "frame" is 2 738 mm. The five-seater SUV boasts a spacious interior and ample luggage space. The car's fuel tank is designed for 61 liters of fuel. The model will spend on average 7.5 - 8.5 liters of AI-95 gasoline for every 100 km of run. Of course, when driving off-road, this figure will be noticeably higher.
"Chinese", regardless of the modification, boasts good dynamics. It takes about 9, 0 - 9, 6 seconds to disperse to the first "hundred". The maximum speed is limited to 175 - 185 km / h. It is worth noting that this SUV, like most other modern cars from China, meets the requirements of the Euro-6 class in terms of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, and this, in turn, meets the requirements of most countries.
Options and prices
By default, in China, this car can be purchased in nine different variations, depending on the equipment and the selected power unit. It is noteworthy that the differences in equipment between neighboring modifications are not significant. Therefore, you can consider an SUV only in the database, as well as in the top version. It is worth recalling that the prices for this model range from 1,359,000 to 1,846,000 rubles in local currency.
Harvard Dog Hasky Edition
The Hawal Big Dog 2022 SUV in the database boasts quite interesting equipment. By default, the model comes with a 1.5-liter engine and is equipped with such options as:
- electric power steering;
- electronic parking brake;
- aluminum 18-inch wheels;
- multifunctional steering wheel;
- button to start the engine;
- Cruise control;
- dual-zone climate control;
- rear parking sensors;
- Rear View Camera;
- tire pressure monitoring system;
- LED optics;
- light sensor;
- Daytime Running Lights;
- standard navigation system;
- front and side airbags;
- digital "tidy" with a screen of 10, 25 inches;
- power windows front and rear;
- electric drive and heated exterior mirrors;
- multimedia system with voice control.
In addition to the listed equipment, the manufacturer has included many systems in the equipment of the car in the database that are responsible for safety, as well as monitor the road while driving.
Harvard dog roaring
In the maximum variation, the "frame" will cost a potential buyer 1,846,000 rubles. This model is already equipped with a more powerful 2.0-liter engine, as well as an all-wheel drive system. The car in this modification is equipped with such options as: an air ionizer, keyless entry, an acoustic system for 10 speakers, interior decorative lighting, front parking radars, panoramic roof glazing, electric drive of the first row of seats, driver and front passenger seats with heating and ventilation …
Options and prices (for the Chinese market)
|#||Equipment||Cost, rub.||Power, max., H.p. (kW) at rpm||Max. speed, km / h||Transmission||Drive unit|
|1||1||1.362.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||175||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|2||2||1.476.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||175||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|3||3||1.544.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||175||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|4||4||1.623.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||175||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
Traditionally, the Chinese frame SUV passed safety tests according to the Asian C-NCAP system and was able to score quite good results in testing. The overall rating of the machine is five stars. The crash test was carried out in four main directions. Front kick with 100% overlap - 92% result. Frontal impact with forty percent overlap - 98%. Side impact - 100%. Rear kick - 97%. Even during the tests, it was noted that the car was equipped with driving assistance systems, as well as assistants responsible for safety. In this regard, the SUV has surpassed many even more expensive classmates.
Handling and off-road performance
Before talking about these aspects, it is worth noting that the Haval Big Dog 2022 in the front-wheel drive versions and the "frame" in the all-wheel drive versions are two quite different cars. The first is designed for city, dirt and rough terrain. Such a model looks impressive, behaves well on the road, but at the same time is not suitable for conquering off-road. All-wheel drive "Chinese", on the contrary, is focused more on difficult terrain. Here the car feels comfortable enough and copes with even the most serious obstacles. Of course, the model loses to many classmates in this regard, however, if you pay attention to the price tag, then such a disadvantage can be written off.
Advantages and disadvantages
Any competent modern car enthusiast, before buying a car, will certainly weigh the pros and cons. That is why here it is worth paying attention to some of the clear advantages of the "frame", as well as to its serious disadvantages. Equipment is, perhaps, the main plus of the "Chinese". Of course, classmates have all the options, systems and elements of equipment mentioned, but any competitor in the top-end version will cost more. The level of comfort is another clear benefit. Although we are talking about a frame SUV, inside the driver and passengers can enjoy the ride regardless of the quality of the road surface. Also, appearance can be attributed to the number of advantages. Big Dog's design corresponds to the premium status, especially when it comes to models in the corresponding color. There were some drawbacks here. The main disadvantage of the model is the "robot". For a "frame" such a checkpoint is not the best choice. Just because of the transmission, the model is inferior to some competitors in cross-country ability.
When Haval created the Big Dog, they were inspired by the looks of the Jeep Wrangler as well as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Of course, this is why the "Chinese" has similar outlines with both one and the other car. This is the same massive, large and brutal SUV that simply cannot be ignored when driving on public roads. The model has been decorated in bright colors to make it look even more impressive. Overall, it should be noted that the SUV looks attractive and stylish. Inside, the "frame" also resembles its German rival, but surpasses it in terms of technology. The furnishings are made with maximum emphasis on modernity. Big Dog has received quality finishes and a spectacular color combination. The interior looks rich, but at the same time impresses with its simplicity and practicality.
The official premiere of Big Dog (DaGou) took place in 2020, after which the acceptance of preliminary applications for the "frame" began almost immediately. Free sales started later. The model is available in China. In Russia, SUVs cannot yet be found, however, according to representatives of the Haval company, the start of car sales in the domestic market is not far off.
The new Haval Big Dog 2022 is considered a direct competitor for:
- Mitsubishi Pajero;
- Toyota Land Cruiser Prado;
- Wey Tank 300;
- Jeep Wrangler.