Haval Motors introduces a NEW GENERATION STEED for 2022
Chinese number one bakkie in Southern Africa has been rejuvenated
After decades of service to the Southern African there is more good news. Fleet and business customers, as well as leisure and lifestyle customers seeking a utility vehicle that truly is a versatile workhorse, Haval Motors SA (HMSA) is happy to announce that a new and upgraded version of the effervescent Steed range will be available in GWM dealerships across the country from mid-December and again after the festive break. Deliveries to dealerships will resume early in January 2022. The new generation Steed will replace the current Steed 5, Steed 6 & Steed 5e. Haval is represented locally by Zimoco. They should get their stock by April 2022
As is commonplace with the bestselling Chinese Bakkie brand in Southern Africa, there is no “skimping” on technology and safety when it comes to this value proposition working bakkie. Overall changes include specification upgrades, design changes & engine power delivery improvement to name but a few upgrades. The vehicle remains on the same tried and trusted chassis as the outgoing Steed.
There will be two grades available - the “S” grade which is a workhorse level specification & the “SX” which is a mid-grade specification level. Both the Single and Double Cab Facelifted Steed share the same diesel engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol Steed powerplant will be discontinued in lieu of the greater diesel powerplant gains in terms of performance and fuel economy.
In December last year, the AA released NCAP results that did not 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, the R&D and product planning teams both domestically and in China, jumped to action and in just 12 months later we bring you a vehicle that is not only updated, but moreover even safer than ever before. With the launch of this new generation Steed, we are delighted to announce that all our Steeds now come with dual airbags and ABS as standard equipment across the range.
The model line-up for the 2022 Steed is split as follows, Single Cab will be available in 2.0 S 4x2 6MT; 2.0 S 4x4 6MT; 2.0 SX 4x4 6MT, again only in diesel derivatives. The Double Cab offering is 2.0 SX 4x2 6MT and 2.0 SX 4x4 6MT.
What’s different? Starting with the exterior, the new Steed offers a new front grille and bumper. The bumper is also colour coded and there is an addition of an outer tie down. The interior features a black luxury trim change with the overall look and feel of the outgoing Steed 6 interior. The S & SX grade will feature the same single din AM/FM radio with USB port is available on the radio deck itself.
“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): 4x4 Model Only
Note: * - Upgrade vs previous Steed version without Airbags & ABS +EBD
“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*
• Power adjustable mirrors + Electric windows
• Auto Aircon (Double Cab Only)
• Chrome plated Front Grille & Door Handles
Note: * - Upgrade vs previous
As you can see the new Steed is packed with updates and technology plus increased levels of safety across the range. That is what you can definitely expect from SA’s most loved Chinese bakkie brand.
In terms of engine performance, the numbers do not lie, and the increases are clear. 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 while throttle response and power improvements leading to a more linear curve.

Current Steed New Steed
Power (kW@rpm) Torque (Nm@rpm) Power (kW@rmp) Torque (Nm@rpm)
105@4000 305@ 1800-2800 110@4000 320 @ 1400 - 2800
It will carry a service warranty of 3 years/100 000 km.
Steed, the original work horse just became even more attractive!