Details of the new and updated Haval models launching in Australia in 2016.
H6 – Q2
The three-SUV Haval range, which comprises the H2, H8 and H9 at present, will expand in the second quarter of 2016 to include the H6 ‘coupe’.
The slick, Range Rover Evoque-esque H6 mid-sized SUV shows the company (China’s largest SUV maker) remains set on moving ever further upmarket.
The launch model will sport a Euro 6 145kW/315Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a six-speed dual-clutch (wet) automatic gearbox. Acceleration from zero to 100km/h is said to take 9.0 seconds.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel alternative could be added at some point, to both this car and the H8, while the H9 could get a V6 diesel. Hybrid variants of all of the above have been mooted, though potently not until the next-generation.
The Haval H6 adopts the “currently fashionable coupe style design”. Its length, width and height are 4549mm, 1835mm and 1700mm respectively. Its wheel base is 2720mm.
The H6 will launch into Australia’s toughest SUV class, the mid-sized segment currently dominated by the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. Expect pricing to kick off in the high $20Ks or low $30Ks, reflecting the company’s signature semi-premium positioning.