Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Haval, the main sales driver for Great Wall Motors, equipped many models with automatic transmissions supplied by Korean Hyundai Powertech and German Getrag. But a local media got information from the Chinese automaker that as its own 7-speed dual-clutch transmission has been fitted into WEY VV7 and will be used in all models covering Haval H2 and H7, it will stop the cooperation with Hyundai Powertech.
In the older days, Chinese auto brands were unable to mass produce automatic transmissions and had to turn to foreign suppliers. Haval H6 was once equipped with 6AT from Hyundai Powertech and the current H6 and H6 Coupe are with 7DCT from Getrag. With the technology advancement, GWM can mass produce its own 7DCT now, which has been fitted in WEY VV7.
Zheng Lihua, the associate dean of GWM’s Transmission Research Institute and project director, said that its 7DCT450 boasts an optimal product quality and is suitable for all vehicle platforms’ design. The automaker has outstanding supplier systems in auto parts, software and calibration as well as production equipment.
At present, the annual output of 7DCT450 is 500,000 units, which cannot meet the needs of the automaker’s 1 million sales target. As a result, some models will continue to use transmissions supplied by Getrag. As long as the second phase of the transmission factory starts production, the output will be doubled. Haval H2S, H6, H7 and WEY models will be equipped with this 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in the future.
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