Great Wall

Great Wall

Description

Great Wall is the largest manufacturer of SUVs in China with two brands, Haval and Great Wall itself. We are dedicated to making high quality ‘exquisite’ products under the concept ‘focus, dedication and specialisation’. Haval has been the market leader in China for 13 consecutive years. We have four vehicle manufacturing bases, over 40 subsidiaries and more than 70,000 employees.

Key Personnel
Pierre Leclercq

Pierre Leclercq

Vice President and Design Director

Leclercq studied product design in Belgium for four years before moving to the USA to realise his dream of studying car design at Art Center in Pasadena. During this time, he interned at BMW, then worked briefly at Zagato upon finishing his studies. This was followed by a stint of a little over a year working for Ford in Italy, at the Ghia studio, before moving to BMW, initially in California. During this time, Leclercq designed the second-generation X5, and moved to Munich to see the car put into production. This was followed by the design of the X6, also in Germany. In 2011, Leclercq was appointed head of design of BMW M, with the mission to increase the strength of the brand in preparation for BMW’s launch of its i sub-brand. In mid-2013, Leclercq left BMW to become vice president and design director at Great Wall Motors in Shanghai, which has given him the opportunity to create many new SUVs from scratch, including the Haval Coupe, Concept R and the Concept B showcars, which received much acclaim at their respective motor-show debuts.

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