THE first shipments of the Haval Jolion LE (Launch Edition) SUV have arrived in Australia ahead of deliveries to dealer showrooms, with just 300 units to be offered locally.
The Jolion LE will be available in two grades initially, the mid-grade Lux and range-topping Ultra. It features a chrome grille finish with horizontal accents to create a bold, premium impression which will set it apart from future models.
Completely new from the ground up, it sits on the company’s new global lightweight modular platform to provide a more refined and enjoyable driving experience.
Power is delivered to the front wheels by a re-engineered 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine with 110kW of power and 210Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). Four different drive modes are available to cater for various driving conditions, including Standard, Eco, Sport and Snow.
With the flexibility and feature set of a larger SUV, but at a small SUV price point, the Jolion is expected to stand out in a competitive market and make significant contribution to growing the GWM brand further in Australia and international markets.
Technology is very much at the fore with features such as a colour LED instrument cluster, head-up display, camera based fatigue monitoring and wireless charging available.
Safety also remains a priority with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and rear cross traffic alert standard across the range.
With contemporary styling both inside and out, the Haval Jolion is the second of the brand’s SUV line-up to be conceived by world-renowned designer Phil Simmons.
Produced in GWM’s new state-of-the-art production facility in Taizhou, near Shanghai, the Jolion is an important strategic model in realizing the company’s international growth ambitions.
Full specifications, features and pricing will be disclosed at a later date.