Haval South Africa has confirmed that it will not launch the more-affordable 1.5-litre Haval H6 in 2022.
However, it said a local introduction for the model is not out of the question.
“The H6 1.5t has not yet been made available for the SA market and [Haval] will monitor the situation closely, we already have a test unit in SA,” Haval South Africa told TopAuto.
“Overall the H6 has been a well-received product and we can’t rule out a future possible introduction of the 1.5 derivative, but nothing has been planned for 2022.”
2.0-litre Haval H6
In South Africa, the Haval H6 is currently available with a 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine producing 150kW and 320Nm.
Each H6 comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the front wheels or all four wheels.
This configuration returns a combined fuel consumption of 7.4l/100km for the two-wheel-drive model and 8.3l/100km for the four-wheel-drive model.
Features are plentiful inside the cabin of the H6, including automatic LED headlights, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, keyless entry and start, a six-way electrically-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, and a 10.25-inch infotainment display.
Further up the range, owners are also treated to a variety of advanced driver-assist systems such as adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning with automatic braking, traffic sign recognition, lane departure and keep assist, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, a heads-up display, and a 360-degree camera array.
Since launch, the H6 has been a popular model in South Africa, becoming the 11th best-selling SUV in the country in January 2022.
Each Haval H6 is sold with 5-year/100,000km warranty and a 5-year/60,000km service plan.