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Hover is dated

Great Wall is too progressive to stay with the Hover for very long. Yes, it has lots of style, but in addition to it's outdated frame, a recent article about "Design flaws" cite its (Axiom donor's) restricted rear door ingress/egress for larger bodied passengers.

I hope GW comes up with some original body/frame combinations to go well with its innovative Intec diesel engine series.
 

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Great Wall is no stranger to diesels, as seen in the recent introduction of the self developed INTEC common rail diesel in the Wingle pickup.
Its Internal Combustion Engine division company produces diesels for BAW, JAC, Golden Dragon and others.
Perhaps its neighbors in Baoding, Zhongxing, Tianma, and Dadi also use its diesel engines.
Now that these companies are competing intenationally, the old cloned Toyota 4Y, four cylinder gasoline engine, the 491QE, will just not get the job done anymore.
 

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What a disappointment!

I would have thought CCTV would have rewarded a manufacturer of a self-developed model like those produced by Chang'an, Hafei, etc.. These brave companies deserve recognition for their willingness to break away from the pack, and risk failure (like good capitalists are supposed to do).

After all the Hover is nothing but a warmed over Isuzu Axiom/Toyota 4Runner clone. The name "Safe" fits it best.
 

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Re: Great Wall Hover

martin_krpan said:
Great Wall 4G69 Hover goes on sale this month.

June 2, 2008 - Great Wall Motor will launch nationwide this month the new edition of its Hover CUV (crossover utility vehicle) equipped with the Mitsubishi 2.4L SOHC 4G64 engine. The all-new Hover was unveiled at the 2008 Beijing auto show in April..................

source: Gasgoo.com
A "crossover" ?
No, I don't think that this full frame vehicle can be classified as a crossover, Gasgoo.
As Micodelija so superbly illustrates in pictures, this is a rugged vehicle capable of competing with the best of off-road vehicles.
Crossovers are fragile unibody vehicles which rarely venture beyond the paved road.
Maybe the CUV stands for Cannonball Utility Vehicle.
 

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This is welcome news, and an indication of some small steps toward maturity of the Chinese auto industry. But the words,
"Great Wall Motor.....has decided to recall...."
tell us that the customers themselves had no input to GAQSIQ about this steering safety problem. If they did, then it would have been GAQSIQ itself that initiated the recall. In other words the customer is still at the mercy of a system which is still primarily sales oriented.

".....customers can also call the hotline of the quality watchdog GAQSIQ or visit its website for more information on the Hover CUV recall."
Yes, the customers can call GAQSIQ at 010-59799616、65537365. But there doesn't appear to be any information on the Great Wall website that would help the customer get this recall repair. In fact a category of the website devoted especially to the "owner", wasn't seen.

The Great Wall Hover CUV is sold in several countries.
How will these folks be notified?

There's no doubt about it, after sales follow up is an awesome responsibility for a global manufacturer, but it's all part of the game.
 

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It's a miracle that no one was seriously hurt here. Looks like GWM needs to work on improving the B and A pillar strength, boosting the vehicle's strength to weight ratio overall.
 

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Hi Rafael:
Thank you for the good feedback about your Hover performance.

There may be a few reasons for the smell condition, which is caused when H2SO3
or H2SO4 is being produced in the catalytic converter, and then emitted from the tailpipe:

Fuel available in your location has an especially high sulfur content (as it does in China).

The Hover is running too rich at the time you notice the odor.

This in turn has a variety of causes:
For example, the Oxygen sensor is not functioning properly, to control a good fuel/air mixture. The engine light should alert you to this.
Or, the intake air flow is restricted. There are other causes as well, that your mechanic can explain.

Be aware that a rich condition, over time, can cause the substrate of the catalytic convertor to disintegrate and block the exhaust flow.
 
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