http://paultan.org/2014/12/22/great-wall-m4-local-assembly-mt-amt-begins/Great Wall M4 – local-assembly of MT and AMT begins
Great Wall Motor assembler Go Auto has announced that CKD production of the Great Wall M4 SUV has begun – the first locally-assembled unit of the compact SUV rolled off its Gurun line last week.
Despite earlier indication that the manual transmission version would be dropped with the advent of CKD production, it looks that the variant is very much part of the local-assembly plan – the CKD M4 MT is mentioned as being “available from now.”
Initial production of the automatic, is set to begin at the end of January, though this will be on a small-scale – full production begins in March next year. The auto version of the M4 is called the AMT, utilsing a six-speed manual transmission with automated clutch operation (the Getrag 6AMT160).
The company said the CKD M4 is due to be officially launched sometime in the first quarter of next year. It added that the Gurun production line is now capable of manufacturing 24,000 units annually, essentially bringing forward the planned expansion to the plant’s existing build capacity of 10,000 units a year.
H1 Red Label? Isn't H1 a smaller crossover, based on Great Wall Voleex C10?H1 Red Label priced:
Export markets will likely continue with the M4 moniker, for a while at least.
That one will become the H1 Blue Label (Lan biao). Nonetheless, I guess it would have been preferable to keep a unique identity for the M4, perhaps calling it the H4, if they were so intent upon absorbing it into the Haval H-lineup.H1 Red Label? Isn't H1 a smaller crossover, based on Great Wall Voleex C10?