The 2017 Haval H6 has its work cut out for it. It's the Chinese brand's fourth SUV model to launch here in Australia, joining the compact H2, large H8 and seven-seat H9 that arrived a year ago. Now, the mid-size H6 has the tough job of trying to break into one of our biggest selling segments and take on the big players like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail.
The Haval H6 is one of the highest selling SUVs in the world, thanks to its massive popularity in its country of origin. Given the scale of production and the gobsmacking number of people who worked on the H6 – Haval has 33,000 engineers and it was designed by the man responsible for the BMW X5, Pierre Leclerq – expectations are high.
The line-up is very simple. Two specifications are available in Australia – the entry-level Premium is priced (until the end of 2016 at least) at $29,990 drive-away and our test car, the Lux, is $33,990.