THE popular Haval H6 SUV range is set to expand early next year, with the arrival of a new Hybrid variant. To be powered by a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a two speed 130kW electric drive motor, the new model offers 179kW of power.
Some 530Nm of torque will be available across a wide rev range, ensuring the new H6 Hybrid delivers an excellent combination of performance and efficiency. Its front-wheel drive setup is mated to GWM’s new direct hybrid transmission.
The combination allows the H6 Hybrid to become the most frugal SUV in the Haval line-up, sipping just 5.2-litres/100km of regular unleaded fuel.
Paired with a two speed transmission, the Haval H6 Hybrid combines impressive acceleration and performance at low speeds, with improved efficiency and power at higher speeds, resulting in a driving experience similar to a BEV.
The Haval H6 Hybrid becomes the company’s most advanced SUV ever and is the first model in the Australian range to feature alternative, new energy drivetrain technology.
The H6 has been a real success story for GWM too. Since its introduction in April, the SUV has been warmly received by Australian new car buyers, with segment share reaching an impressive 4.6 per cent in July.
The addition of Hybrid technology to the line-up is expected to broaden its appeal even further, and cement its place as one of the best new models in the highly competitive medium SUV segment.
Production of the new Haval H6 Hybrid commenced at GWM s new plant in Rayong, Thailand in June, with the new model quickly securing a top three position in the country’s compact SUV segment.
The Haval H6 Hybrid for Australia will be sourced from China, and will be covered by the same 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty as all GWM vehicles. That’s in addition to 5-years roadside assistance.