Haval’s fourth model line has arrived in Australia with an introductory drive-away price of $29,990 until the end of the year.
The Chinese SUV maker hopes the H6 will take the company to a new level, with Range Rover Evoque-esque styling including the floating D-pillar treatment.
Two variants are available; the $29,990 H6 Premium and the $33,990 H6 Lux (drive-away until December 31, 2016). Both are powered by a 145kW/310Nm 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The base Premium gets 17-inch alloys, leather steering wheel, reverse camera and tyre pressure monitoring system and a seven-speaker audio system, while the flagship Lux gets a panoramic sunroof, power front seats and a higher end stereo with eight speakers and a sub.
The H6 joins the compact H2, Territory/ Kluger-sized H8 and Prado-rivalling H9 for the brand’s Australian lineup. There could be more Haval’s on the way with concepts previewing a potential H2 successor and hybrid variants. The company has no plans to implement a diesel engine at this stage, despite the widespread use by rivals.
Both cars benefit from a five-year/100,000km warranty. Below is a run-down of the features of the Premium and LUX.
2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged engine
Euro V emissions
6-speed Getrag DCT451 dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters
17-inch alloy wheels
LED daytime running lamps
Blind Spot Monitoring
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Six airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags
Bosch V9.0 ESP with BA, EBD
Hill-start Assist Control
Hill Descent Control
Front parking sensors
Rear parking sensors
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
7-inch colour LCD screen
7-speaker audio system (2 tweeters, 4 bass, 1 centre channel)
Bluetooth hands-free with audio streaming
Dual zone climate control air-conditioning
Rear-seat A/C outlet
H6 Lux adds
19-inch alloy wheels
Comfort-Tek seats with heated front and rear seats
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
4-way power adjustable passenger seat
8-speaker sound system (adds sub-woofer)
Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling
Passenger side curbside camera