July 2022 – As global innovators of SUVs and Bakkies, HAVAL and GWM have proven themselves on both South Africa’s toughest terrains and its city streets. Each model boasts exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, focuses on customer-centric products and service, that keeps its drivers ahead of the curve.
Alongside delivering exceptional performance, HAVAL and GWM are brands that are up for any challenge and are proud to announce that they are the official Automotive Sponsors for one of the toughest 1-mile running races in the world – The Red Bull Quicksand taking place on New Beach, Durban.
Kicking off on the 16th of July 2022, The Red Bull Quicksand is infamously known as one of the most difficult ‘1- mile’ races that will put 600 competitors to the ultimate test across sandy tracks and obstacles. With gruelling rounds of heats, semi-finals, and the grand finale, the entrants will face rigid courses, sandy climbs, giant sandcastles, and tiresome trenches to prove their might. Each competitor will use a Digital Timing Chip to track times with the leader board on display throughout the event for runners and spectators to monitor.
Fitness enthusiasts, everyday runners, and the most hardened of athletes among us will soon flock to one of Durban’s beautiful beaches to participate and push themselves to their limits.
Haval and GWM are excited to be the Automotive Sponsor for such a challenging and globally iconic event that inspires people to push their boundaries and keep moving forward. The commitment and pure performance each participant will showcase underpins much of what Haval and GWM stand for as a trusted SUV and Bakkie brand.
About HAVAL and GWM
Great Wall Motors is the proud owner of leading brands – HAVAL, GWM, ORA, and TANK. ORA, a full Electric Vehicle, and TANK, a Hybrid Vehicle, are considered for the local market given the success experienced with P- Series and Haval.
Great Wall Motors (GWM) is a world-renowned SUV and pickup manufacturer founded on 1 July 1990.
It was listed on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. By the end of 2018, its assets had reached 111.8 billion yuan. GWM products cover the large three vehicle segments: SUV, passenger, and pickup and are the largest global exporters.