The Chinese Ford Bronco? Haval’s All New Cool Dog SUV Listed in China


On August 10, Haval Cool Dog (Chinese name “酷狗” or spelling “Ku Gou”) was officially launched. A total of 4 new models were launched, with a price range of 123,800-149,800 yuan. As a new compact SUV based on the Lemon platform, Haval Cool Dog still retains some traces of Havel Big Dog (Havel Dargo) in appearance. The round headlights are very recognizable. The interior adopts “cross” LED daytime running lights and integrates steering lights are more innovative. The front grille is connected to the headlights, and the interior is arranged in a dot matrix, enhancing the sense of sophistication.

The naming of models under the Great Wall Motors brand has always been interesting. Cool Dog is another brand-new model named after Haval Dargo. Haval Cool Dog’s predecessor is the X-Dog concept car, and now this car has its own name – Cool Dog after user voting. Compared with Haval Dargo, the new car is smaller in size and more accessible to the people. Great Wall positioned it as a 3/4 scale “cool” SUV. According to the definition of the Great Wall Motors, 2/4 represents an urban SUV, and 4/4 is a hard-core off-road SUV such as the TANK 300. This 3/4 SUV shows that the new Cool Dog takes into account the two attributes of urban commuting and off-road.

From the aspect of its appearance, the new car is really stylish, unfortunately, it’s nothing new. If you’ve heard of the Ford Bronco, chances are you’ll think so too. Ford Bronco is a hard-core off-road vehicle, it is very popular in North America. Its positioning is very similar to the Chinese TANK 300, and the price is affordable and outstanding. In terms of appearance, the two cars have many similarities in addition to the consistency of the overall appearance.

Ford Bronco

The approach angle of the actual vehicle is 21°, the departure angle is 25°, the longitudinal passing angle is 18.4°, and the minimum ground clearance is 196mm. In addition, the new car is also equipped with two-color five-spoke large-size wheels. In terms of body size, the new car has a length, width and height of 4520/1875/1745mm and a wheelbase of 2710mm.

At the rear of the car, the new car is equipped with larger side windows between the C-pillar and D-pillar, while the rear window is flat. The “big bag” below creates the effect of a closed spare tire, which is very retro. The taillight groups on both sides adopt a vertical layout and a blackened design, and the rear surround echoes the front surround, and both adopt a relatively heavy style.

Entering the car, the new car uses straight lines to create a relatively tough style. The center is equipped with a floating central control screen, and is also equipped with a full LCD instrument and a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. The function panel area below is equipped with an electronic shift mechanism, its shape is similar to TANK 300.

In terms of power, Haval Cool Dog is powered by a 1.5T turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 135kW (184 horsepower). In terms of transmission, it is matched with a 7-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox. At the same time, the car will provide two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions.