2021 Haval H6: Everything we know so far

2021 Haval H6: Everything we know so far

The Chinese carmaker, Great Wall Motors (owners of Haval, Wey, Ora, and Great Wall), has recently made its official entry in Thailand, where it will be soon launching its two highly popular models - Haval H6 and Ora Good Cat. For this, the company has taken over the General Motors' Rayong plant in the Land of Smiles, which will be now GWM export Hub for other South East Asia countries, including Malaysia and Indonesia. 

Talking about the Haval current range in Malaysia, the brand has two models on offer - Haval H1 and H2. Back in 2017, the previous-gen H6 model was slated to land in the country as a fully imported model from China, but as we can see, it could not happen. So, now when the latest-gen SUV is all set to hit the Thai-market, we can expect that GWM will be soon launching the updated version in Malaysia as well.

2021 Haval H6 front

In today’s guide, we bring all the details about the third-generation Haval H6 that made its official debut last year.

Is Haval H6 a good car?

Haval H6 is currently China's number one SUV, which is based on GWM’s latest billion-dollar global platform dubbed LEMON boasting lightweight technology, high performance, and high safety.

How does the SUV’s exterior design look?

Based on the ‘Oriental Futurism’ design concept, the new Haval H6 sports a handsome beast styling with elements like a wide six-point Fangsheng pattern grille, X-shaped front bumper, “Rising Flame” LED headlights, unique C-pillar kink, and full-width tail lights. Dimensionally, the C-segment SUV measures 4,653 in length, 1,886 in width, 1,730 in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,690 mm.

2021 Haval H6 rear

What features can be found inside the Haval H6?

No details regarding the Thai-spec H6 cabin are available yet, but we can take reference from the Chinese model. According to that, the upcoming SUV would have a minimalist dashboard design, tall central console, and rotary gear selector, all wrapped in two-tone colour options. The list of hi-tech goodies may include a fully-digital instrument panel, freestanding 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 5G connectivity, over-the-air updates, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control system, ambient lighting, electric power steering, electronic parking brake, and intelligent stop-start. 

2021 Haval H6 cabin

What powertrains are available for the Haval H6?

The China-spec H6 comes with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains; the automaker might bring the same two in Thailand and Malaysia. These include a 1.5 litre mill capable of generating 169 PS of maximum power and 285 Nm of peak torque and a bigger 2.0 litre unit rated at 208 hp and 325 Nm. Both mills are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the front wheels. The 2.0-litre trim also has an AWD system on option.

What can be included in the safety net?

In terms of safety, the SUV may get the following active and passive features:

  • Four airbags
  • ABS with brake assist
  • Traction control system
  • Roll movement intervention
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill-start assist control
  • Brake override system
  • FRH blind spot visual system
  • 360 Camera view system
  • Reverse radar
  • Lane departure warning
  • Autonomous emergency braking with the pedestrian, cyclist, and oncoming traffic detection
  • Traffic sign recognition

Besides, Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities may also be on board for taking care of steering, acceleration, and braking. 

2021 Haval H6 front side

What are the rivals to the Haval H6?

In the Malaysian market, the Chinese Haval H6 would face off against the beloved Proton X70, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester.

What is the expected price of the Haval H6 in Malaysia?

Currently, there is no clue about the price of the Haval H6 in Malaysia, however, we can look up the Chinese market for an idea, where its price starts at 115,900 yuan (around RM 72,547) and goes up to 134,900 yuan (around RM 84,440). 

Well, this is what we expect about the Haval H6; there is still no official word about its arrival in Malaysia at this point. But, we will be keeping an eye on all its latest updates, so stay tuned with us to know.

Also read: Great Wall Motors unveiled the Futurist concept

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