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GWM Haval – a specialist marque in crossovers and SUVs – has launched its third generation H6. PLUS – gallery
Posted on 07 July, 2021

The all-new Haval H6 has touched down in New Zealand with GWM saying the mid-size SUV is more advanced in almost every way than its predecessor.

The marque adds it also offers levels of technology and standard safety features usually found in SUVs in higher price brackets.

Its three H6 variants are powered by a two-litre turbo-charged petrol engine producing 150kW of power and 320Nm torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to deliver quick, precise shifts.

The Premium version opens the range and is followed by the mid-specification Lux. Both come with two-wheel drive (2WD), while the range-topping Ultra is also available in 4WD.

With the company’s new global lightweight modular platform at its heart, this third-generation H6 is designed to be safer, and more refined and efficient than the outgoing model.

All variants come with four driving modes – economic, standard, sports, snowfield – to tackle the wide range of conditions motorists face in Aotearoa with torque being adjusted specifically. 

Rear-differential lock has also been added into this Haval to bolster its rough-terrain credentials.

Variants with 2WD boast combined cycle fuel-economy figures of 7.4l/100km, while the 4WD’s statistics are 8.3l/100km.

As for combined carbon-dioxide emissions, the 2WD versions come in at 169gCO2/km and the 4WD’s statistics are 190gCO2/km in 4WD.

With a wheelbase of 2,738mm, length of 4,653mm and a width of 1886mm, the H6 is bigger than many established models in the medium SUV segment.

Overseen by Phil Simmons, Haval’s global design chief, the new model – to put it succinctly – has matured thanks to the fusion of simple but graceful curves and lines for extra elegance.

High-tech driving

The all-new H6 comes packed with safety features, a 12.3-inch LED instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, heated steering wheel and fully automated parking. 

It’s also equipped with the Mobile Eye Q4 autonomous driving chip that comes with 14 radars and five cameras to provide level-two-plus autonomy. 

Active safety aids include smart-collision avoidance, intelligent cornering, emergency lane keeping, lane-keeping assist, lane centre keeping, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency breaking and traffic-sign recognition.

If that’s not enough, driver-assist systems include adaptive cruise control with intelligent cruising assist and intelligent cornering.

The SUV also makes life easier for motorists with its all-scenario automatic parking.

Four round-view cameras provide the driver with an intelligent 360-degree view of the H6 and allow it – in combination with ultrasonic sensors – to fully automate park in a parallel, perpendicular or angled parking spot.

Inside the H6, which is produced in GWM’s new production facility in Taizhou, near Shanghai, there’s an ergonomic, comfortable cockpit with adjustable seats. 

Other welcome features include keyless entry with push-start dual-zone air conditioning and ambient lighting.

Sticker prices

The entry-level H6 Premium starts at $31,990. The Lux variant costs from $34,990, while the range-topping Ultra starts at $37,990. These recommended retail prices include GST and exclude on-road costs.

All new Havals are backed by a five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres and five-year roadside assist. Visit to find out more.