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Haval Steed Gets A Much Needed Safety Enhancements

Press Release: Haval Motors South Africa

The new and upgraded Haval Steed range is now available in GWM dealerships across the country. 

Haval Motors SA (HMSA) is pleased to announce that a new and upgraded version of the effervescent Steed range is now available in GWM dealerships across the country. 

The new generation Steed replaces the current Steed 5, Steed 6 & Steed 5e.

Overall changes include specification upgrades, design changes & engine power delivery improvement to name a few upgrades but remains on the same tried and trusted chassis as the outgoing Steed.

Model Line-Up

There are two grades available to the South African market being; the “S” grade – a workhorse level specification & the “SX” – a mid-grade specification level. 

Both the Single and Double cab facelifted Steed share the same diesel engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol powered Steed variant has been discontinued in lieu of the greater diesel powerplant.

In December last year, the AA released NCAP results that didn’t bode well for the Steed even though the very base model was tested. The vehicle in question was the entry level without Airbags or ABS. 

Taking this extremely seriously, Haval’s R&D and product planning teams both domestically and in China, jumped to action and have now re-emerged, just 12 months later, with this new generation Steed, that comes with dual airbagsand ABS as standard equipment across the range.

The model line-up is split as follows:

Single Cab 2.0 S 4×2 6MT; 2.0 S 4×4 6MT; 2.0 SX 4×4 6MT, while the Double Cab variants are available in 2.0 SX 4×2 6MT and 2.0 SX 4×4 6MT models.


“S” Grade:

  • Power Steering
  • Outer tie down Hook rail
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Dual Front Airbags
  • Radio AM/FM with USB
  • Power adjustable mirrors + Electric windows
  • Manual Aircon
  • 16” Steel Wheels
  • Electronic 4WD (2H, 4H & 4L modes): 4×4 Model Only

 “SX” Grade (In addition to the above spec on S Grade)

  • Front & Rear Fog lamps
  • Rear Bumper & Rear park Distance Sensors
  • Guard Rail (Single Cab only)
  • Partial Leather seats & Steering
  • 16″ Alloy Wheels + Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • ABS + EBD
  • Power adjustable mirrors + Electric windows
  • Auto Aircon (Double Cab Only)
  • Chrome plated Front Grille & Door Handles
Engine Performance

Engine output is increased by 5kw & 15Nm on the new range in comparison with the outgoing model, with the torque being delivered earlier in rev range @1400rpm some 400 Rpm lower than before so turbo lag is greatly reduced.

  • Current Steed: Power – 105kW @ 4000rpm Torque – 305 @ 1800-2800rpm
  • New Steed: Power – 110kW @ 4000rpm Torque – 320 @ 1400-2800rpm

A service plan is available as standard only on the Double Cab version being 3 years/40 000 km, however an optional purchase service plan is available for Single Cab. 

The new Steed will continue from its predecessor offering a warranty of 5 years or 100 000km.

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