Khodrocar journalist reports, last year over 91.12 million vehicles were
produced in various segments from heavy duty commercial vehicles to sport
coupes and compact hatchbacks in the world. This level of production shows a
4.6 percent growth on production in comparison to last year. Out of the
statistics the greatest leap forward in the matter of sales growth belonged to
SUV segment with productions over 26.31 million units which included 30 percent
share of the total vehicle production worldwide.
The very same growth was also visible in China’s automotive market even
with greater intensity. For the 8th year in a row, China gained 30
percent of the total vehicle sale in the world out of which a 9.3 percent was
shaped by the SUV segment sales. The percentage showed a major growth of sale
in the segment by 35.5 percent. Overlooking the matter from some other angle,
roughly 462 different types of cars were introduced to the car market of China.
Among the, 123 were from SUV segment.
Chinese were unbelievably quick catching up with the global market although
either with reverse engineering or patent reduplications. Great Wall Motors
gathered the whole experiences available from years of SUV making, upgraded the
technical specifications and the quality with a little flavor of dignity and
luxury and put them all into one new trade mark revealed in 2013 as HAVAL, the
allocated brand to produce just SUVs. After only 4 years and producing 7
different SUVs, Haval is now known as the most powerful SUV maker of China. The
H6 model has sold over 580 thousand units just in one year, is now leading China’s
SUV market, taking over two other serious competitors the GAC and Changan
Automobiles by a great distance.
The huge sale volume of Haval H6 caused it to be rated as 4th in the Top 10 Best Selling
SUVs in the World chart right after Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson.
Automotive industry leading countries have at least a couple of top highly
experienced automaker brands as their representatives in the global market.
Considering the extremely fast growing Chinese automotive industry it seems now
it is turn for this country to introduce a world class automaker brand to the
world as a representative of its automotive industry. Not every automaker can
step into this extreme path.
Hopefully, Haval as the top SUV car maker of China is now on its way to be
domestically produced in Iran to show its strength is a Middle Eastern country
with a powerful automobile industry.
By: Mostafa Anisi