Following hot on the heels of the new Jolion, and looking significantly more modern than its predecessor, the new-generation Haval H6 has landed in South Africa, and it’s available in four model flavours.
The range kicks off with the 2.0T Premium at R419 900, while the Luxury model takes the middle ground with the front-wheel drive version priced at R454 900 and the all-wheel drive at R479 900. At the top of the pile is the Super Luxury and this can be yours for R514 900.
All four versions are powered by a new-generation 2-litre direct injection turbopetrol engine, which produces 150 kW and 320 N.m, and a seven-speed DCT (dual clutch) transmission is standard across the board.
Measuring 4 653 mm in length, and riding on a 2 738 mm wheelbase, the Haval H6 is slightly larger than the Toyota Rav4, Nissan X-Trail and Mazda CX-5, which respectively measure between 4 600 and 4 550 mm.
The new Haval H6 is built on the company’s curiously named LEMON platform, which is a modular architecture that also underpins the recently launched Jolion.
On the tech front, all but the base model come with Adaptive Cruise Control with cyclist and pedestrian detection as well as a Traffic Jam Assist feature that allows for semi-autonomous driving. Buyers can also look forward to a 12,3 inch touch screen (10,5 inch in the base model) and a 10,25 inch digital instrument cluster, while the top model ships with a full-colour head-up display.
All models come with leather seats (six-way electrically adjustable for the driver) as well as push-button start, auto headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, reverse camera, tyre pressure monitoring and six airbags.
The mid-range Luxury models add a panoramic sunroof to the mix as well as dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors, 360-degree View Camera, Lane Departure Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The range-topping Super Luxury gains 19-inch alloys (replacing the 18″ rims fitted to the other models), automatic tailgate, heated front seats, wireless phone charger, head-up display, rear privacy glass and Blind Spot Detection.
The new Haval H6 will be offered with seven colour choices, these being Atlantis Blue, Messiah Brown, Ayers Grey, Hamilton White, as well as green, black and red. Depending on the model, there are also four interior colour schemes available, including black and red, black and brown, black and grey and just plain black. The latter will be readily available, however the importer points out that there could be a waiting period of up to five months for the dual-tone interiors.
All models are sold with a five-year or 60 000 km service plan and a warranty that’s valid for five years or 100 000 km.
Haval H6 prices
2,0T 7DCT 2WD Premium – R419 900
2,0T 7DCT 2WD Luxury – R454 900
2,0T 7DCT 4WD Luxury – R479 900
2,0T 7DCT 4WD Super Luxury – R 514 900