Sazgar Engineering Works Limited (SEWL) has officially launched the Haval H6 HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in Pakistan. This makes SEWL the first company to launch a locally assembled hybrid vehicle in our country.
The conventional gasoline engine variants of Haval H6 (1.5L & 2.0L) were already being assembled locally by SEWL. The hybrid variant gets the same 1.5L turbocharged engine but is combined with an electric motor to generate 240 hp of power and a staggering 530 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via Haval’s 2-speed dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT).
According to the company, the Haval H6 HEV can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in around 7.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically capped at 180 km/h to preserve the electric motor and battery.
Exterior highlights include LED headlights & tail lights, LED DRLs, LED front & rear fog lamps, power tailgate and 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside there is a multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, leather seats with 6/4 way driver/ passenger adjustments, front seats ventilation, wireless mobile charging, 12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, dual-zone auto AC with rear vents, electrically adjustable heated rear-view mirror, key-less & smart entry, electronic parking brake, power windows with one-click lifting & anti-pinch function and panoramic sunroof.
Safety features include 6 airbags, traction control, ABS with EBD and BA, ESP, Second Collision Mitigation (SCM), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill Start Assist Control (HSC), 360 surround camera, Front radar, autonomous parking, Blind Sport Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), Intelligent Dodge and Event Data Recorder (EDR).
The price of Haval H6 HEV is Rs. 9,749,000 while the vehicle can be booked against Rs 1,900,000. The H6 HEV will compete against the likes of Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid which comes as a CBU import, and the least expensive variant of which is priced at Rs 12,249,000 and goes as high as Rs 13,419,000 making the H6 almost Rs 36.7 lac less than the top-spec Corolla Cross variant. The local assembled Corolla Cross is expected to be introduced next year according to Toyota & will be priced lower than the CBU variants.
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