China’s favourite SUV is now available in South Africa. We had a chance to drive it before the official launch and we were pleasantly surprised. (Read our full review in the upcoming July issue of Leisure Wheels magazine.)
It’s not just another Chinese vehicle, with all the preconceptions that South Africans could associate with that. Haval is a premium sub-brand of GWM and the C-NCAP has given this SUV a five-star safety rating.
The refined interior is well-equipped with top-of-the-range models top-range models getting features like six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and auto headlamps and wipers, while all derivatives come with front, side and curtain airbags. There is also the choice of a high-resolution touch-screen infotainment system and leather-like upholstery.
The front-wheel drive H2 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor that delivers 105kW and 202Nm of torque mated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Tyrone Alberts, National Sales Manager, Haval Motors South Africa states that, “we at Haval Motors South Africa are very proud of our brand” and says, “Haval China is fully dedicated to supporting the South African market and is expecting to make serious in-roads into the local SUV market, selling quality vehicles at extremely reasonable prices.”
H2 1.5T City 6M/T R244900
H2 1.5T City 6A/T R279900
H2 1.5T Premium 6M/T R254900
H2 1.5TH Premium 6A/T R289900
H2 1.5T Luxury 6M/T R274900
H2 1.5T Luxury 6A/T R309900
All Haval H2s come with a 5 Year/100 000km warranty, 5 Year/60 000km service plan and 5 Year/Unlimited Road Side Assistance.