Price: From $47,990 +ORC
- 7 Seater
- 2l Turbo Petrol Engine
- ZF 8-Speed Transmission
- 18″ Alloys
- Heated Leather Steering Wheel
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Tri-Zone Climate Control
The Haval range is among the largest selling SUVs worldwide, and with the latest H9 models, the manufacturer is offering a full-sized 7-seater SUV packed with the latest safety features and technology to create an excellent driving experience on and off the beaten track. After the compact H2 and the mid-sized H6, the H9 is the third Haval model to be launched in New Zealand and the company’s premium flagship.
The turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 180kw of power and 350Nm of torque. Underneath the bonnet is one of the best transmissions available in the automobile industry in the form of a smooth 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Paired with Haval’s All-Terrain Control System, the H9 Ultra Automatic 4WD promises unforgettable off-road adventures. And with a 2.5-tonne braked towing capacity, you will have no issues taking your boat or caravan along for the trip.
The H9 is currently available as an entry-level Lux version and its big brother Ultra. Both versions are equipped with an extensive set of features including a large 8-inch touch screen for controls such as climate and Audio, a new digital instrument panel and speedo, a sunroof to enjoy those views while cruising through the country, anti-glare mirrors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and a lane departure warning system. Changeable mood lighting and tri-zone auto air conditioning also compliment the interior. Xenon headlamps and daytime running lights are also standard on all H9 models.
On top of that, the Ultra comes with a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel and heated eco leather seats that are also ventilated and have an integrated massage function. If you’re worried about the kids getting cold in the back, no need. Even the middle row is fitted with heated seats while the back seats fold down electronically. Adaptive front lighting ensures increased safety and visibility even around corners and the updated Infinity 10-speaker audio system will ensure your road entertainment is well taken care of.
For those that are looking for a premium quality SUV, the Haval H9 is the perfect choice. Devised by a former BWM designer, you get a great vehicle with European qualities for the fraction of its Japanese and Korean competitors. It’s by far the most affordable full-sized SUV currently available in New Zealand.