China’s Haval Begins SUV Production in Russian Factory

China’s leading SUV brand and part of , , has launched the inaugural round of production for the highly anticipated F7 SUV in the brand’s new factory in Tula, Russia, reported.

With investment totaling over $500 million, the Tula factory is GWM’s largest overseas investment project to date and China’s first full-process offshore vehicle factory. With an annual capacity of 150,000 units, the factory covers all production stages including pressing, welding, painting and integrated assembly. The factory also has parts on-site and quality control will be conducted locally.