Haval launched a new compact SUV in China, called the Cool Dog

Haval launched the Cool Dog in China. As its name suggests, the new ICE-powered SUV is positioned underneath the Haval Big Dog.

The new model is 4,520 mm long, 1,875 mm wide, and 1,745 mm height, with a 2,710 mm wheelbase (106.7 inches). The Big Dog is 100 mm (3.9 inches) shorter, but the Ford Bronco Sport is 133 mm (5.3 inches) longer.

The Cool Dog's style borrows from the Big Dog, but the two SUVs don't share body panels. At the front, circular LED headlights are wrapped in a boxy grille for a rough and aggressive design with unpainted bumpers and aluminum-style skidplates.

The profile is contoured, with boxy wheelarches and powerful fenders, like the bonnet. Thanks to black or silver-painted pillars, the Hummer-style windowline reaches the back.

The tailgate sports a hump like the SsangYong Torres' spare tire cover. Very small rear windshield and vertical LED taillights.

Cool Dog's dashboard is less elaborate than Big Dog's, revealing the SUV's budget-friendly nature. There's lots of tech, including Haval's digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a new JVC sound system with 18 speakers, including those in the headrests. 

The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 181 horsepower and 275 Nm of torque. Seven-speed DCT automatic transmission powers front or all four wheels. Since China lacks Europe's tight pollution rules, don't expect any electrified models.

Autohome reports that the Haval Cool Dog will launch in China in 2022. Prices range from 120,000-150,000 ($17,864-$22,330) based on trim level.