[YesAuto Industry] On December 23, C-NCAP conducted a side impact test on the third-generation Haval H6. During the test, the side airbags/side air curtains of this model did not pop up normally, the double flashing lights did not flash, and the door on the non-impact side could not be opened smoothly at the first time after the collision. In response to the above-mentioned collision results, Great Wall Motors issued an official statement as follows:
On December 23, the third-generation Haval H6 was abnormal during the C-NCAP side impact test of China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd., and our company paid great attention to this. The on-site investigation found that the dual flashing lights did not flash after the vehicle collision, the side airbag/side air curtain did not open normally, and all four doors were locked. The preliminary diagnosis was that the vehicle was in a power-off state at the time of the collision. In this state, airbag related components (including airbag control) Unit, collision sensor, etc.) and the body controller are not working, causing the above abnormalities. Our company has applied for further investigation and technical analysis of the cause of the vehicle power failure, and the follow-up investigation results will be announced as soon as possible.
In order to prove the safety of the third-generation Haval H6 and whether the airbags can be ejected normally under normal power-on conditions, Great Wall Motors has released an official self-test side impact video of this model. In the video, we can indeed see the vehicle after the impact. The head airbag (air curtain) pops out normally. However, the final result of the whole matter will still be clear after further investigation by Great Wall Motors.
After the side collision, this model also ushered in a frontal 40% overlap crash test today (December 24). Judging from the live broadcast, the third-generation Haval H6 did not show obvious body deformation, and the A-pillar of the body remained basically intact, and the vehicle doors could be opened normally. At present, C-NCAP has only completed part of the test of the third-generation Haval H6, and the final collision results will not be announced until a while.
For Great Wall Motors, Haval H6 is a model that cannot be missed. According to previously announced sales results, in November 2020, Haval H6 sales reached 55,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 32%. It has won the sales champion of China's SUV market for 90 months, accounting for 37.9% of Great Wall Motor's sales that month. After several months of ramping up production capacity, the monthly sales volume of the third-generation Haval H6 model has reached 20,000 units, which is in a steady and positive phase. Autohome will continue to pay attention to the findings of Great Wall Motor's investigation into this incident.