The 2021 Haval Jolion is set to replace the current H2 in the range, government documents have revealed.
Like the H2, the new Haval SUV will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine – though data released on the Department of Infrastructure's Road Vehicle Certification System shows the model will be down on power versus its predecessor, being listed with 105kW, compared with the H2's 110kW. Overseas models are being offered with 116kW.
However, unlike the six-speed automatic transmission fitted to the H2, the Jolion will send power to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, using a rotary gear selector in the centre console.
While exact details for the small SUV have yet to be revealed by the Chinese car maker, it's believed the Jolion will be offered with 17-inch wheels as standard, with a higher-spec variant to be offered with 18-inch wheels and a sunroof.
The Jolion is also expected to feature a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and a reverse camera, plus LED headlights, tail-lights, and daytime-running lights, and keyless entry with push-button start.
Wireless smartphone charging, adaptive cruise control, a power-operated tailgate, and semi-autonomous parallel parking could also be offered to Australian buyers.
Overseas models also feature unique LED lighting which reacts to the to the music being played through the audio system, found on the dash and door trims.
The Jolion is based on Haval's new modular 'LEMON' platform – the same which underpins the H6 and 'Big Dog' SUVs.
The 2021 Haval Jolion is expected to be unveiled for the Australian market in the coming months.
It's understood an Australian launch is slated for the second half of 2021.