The Haval H6 prioritises safety and advanced tech

The third-generation Haval H6 features an attractive exterior design, high-tech facilities, and advanced safety systems. The compact crossover SUV rides on the automaker’s global high intelligent and modular technology platform that underpins the Jolion as well. The new platform is more robust, lighter in weight, and more durable than the previous architecture.

Here in South Africa, the 2021 Haval H6 competes against the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota RAV4, and the Mazda CX-5. Let’s find out what makes the new H6 a top contender in this segment.

If you’ve seen Haval’s past vehicles, you might not believe this is SUV is part of the Chinese automaker's lineup. Thanks to the ex-JLR designer Phil Simmons, the new 2021 Haval H6 represents a true fusion of Asian and European influences. Although we can find some similarities with the Audi and Volvo designs, overall, the Haval’s styling team did an excellent job. The most prominent exterior elements include the Fangsheng pattern grille, rising flame LED headlamp, slinky waistline, 19-inch alloy wheels, and horizontal rear LED taillight.

While the exterior exudes a purpose and sense of sophisticated elegance, the interior is the epitome of luxury craftsmanship. When you get into the SUV, the first thing you notice is the premium quality materials and standard tech facilities such as a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and a 12.3-inch (or 10.25 in lower variants) display infotainment system supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Super Luxury model also features a head-up display. 

Depending on the variant, customers can benefit from a wireless charging pad, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, 10-speaker sound system, and heated steering wheel in addition to heated and ventilated front seats. Furthermore, a Negative Ion air cleaner and N95-grade filtration system ensures you keep inhaling fresh air.

Available in four grades and three variants, namely Premium, Luxury, and Super Luxury, all of them come equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine good for 150kW and 320Nm torque. The engine pairs solely with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission powering either the front or all the wheels.

The subsidiary of Great Wall Motors takes the safety of passengers very seriously and this is the reason the automaker has armed it with a host of safety technologies. The most prominent facilities are a 360° AVM (Around View Monitor System), rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, all-around blind spot monitoring, and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. Furthermore, the adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and traffic jam assist allow you to cruise with confidence. All the H6 models also carry six Omni-directional airbags, an automatic collision unlocking function, an anti-theft alarm system, and an electronic engine immobiliser.

The 2021 Haval H6 is not only bigger than its two rivals - the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4 - but is also more feature-rich. Considering all the factors, the pricing is reasonable. The base Premium and mid-level Luxury with the front-wheel-drive layout start at R419,900 and R454,900, respectively. The four-wheel-drive Luxury costs R479,900, while the range-topping Super Luxury goes for R514,900. Haval offers a five-year/100,000km warranty and a five-year 60,000km service plan. (Prices correct at time of publication.)

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