According to the most recent notification, Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SAZEW) has approached the relevant government authorities to obtain approval for the manufacture, assembly, distribution, and after-sales service of passenger and commercial vehicles under the name “Haval.”
Haval is a Chinese car manufacturer that is a subsidiary of Great Wall Motors, a larger automaker. The business, which was established in 2013, is known for producing crossover SUVs and off-road SUVs.
Among the automaker’s current markets are Australia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Benin, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and Iran.
When it was first introduced in Australia, the carmaker had to recall 21,000 vehicles because some of its internal engine components contained asbestos, a toxic substance that can cause lung cancer. Haval’s previous models had also earned poor safety ratings, adding to the brand’s woes.