GWM of China is rapidly expanding its Haval portfolio in South Africa and has just introduced the H6 HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) in the country. The Chinese automaker has also recently introduced the Haval H6 GT in the South African market earlier this month.
With hybrid powertrain bringing together a 1.5L turbo petrol engine and electric motor, the H6 HEV omits less pollution with lower CO2 emissions, delivers enhanced performance, and a decreased combined fuel consumption which is rated at 17.5 km per liter. The setup generates 179 kW and 530 Nm of torque with power sent to the front wheels via 2-speed Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT).
In terms of aesthetics, the H6 HEV differentiates itself with the regular variants using LED headlights with gloss black accents for both front and rear, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Features worth mentioning include smart key-less entry, electrically adjustable seats, a 10.25-inch driver display concealed underneath the configurable heads-up display and 12.3-inch infotainment screen in the center.
Safety features include 7 airbags, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep steering, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and electronic stability system. Parking sensors are included on the front and rear while a 360-degree camera with panoramic view aid in navigating through tight spaces. The H6 HEV is also the first Haval to boast a fully automated parking system in South African market.
The Haval H6 HEV is priced at R669 950 (PKR 87.79 lac) and is backed by a comprehensive 5 years/60,000km service plan, 5 years/100,000km warranty, and 8 years/150,000km hybrid battery warranty.
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