When HAVAL talk about value for money, they really mean it with the release of their new H2MT SUV priced from $19,990 drive away. This makes the HAVAL the lowest priced, 5 star ANCAP safety 4 cylinder turbo SUV in Australia.
To launch of the H2MT, HAVAL have introduced an industry leading 7 year unlimited km warranty available until the end of this year.
“It’s a new price point combined with one of the longest factory warranties in Australia” said Bill Soo, HAVAL’s Marketing Manager.
“Australian’s work hard to make ends meet and for many, the decision about a new car often means making difficult compromises – either in their children’s education, renovations or retirement savings. The launch of the H2MT is way of making safe, high quality SUVs more accessible to more Australians” he said.
The HAVAL H2 MT is well specified with a 1.5L 4 cylinder turbo engine, Bluetooth, cruise control, reverse parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels, a spacious cabin, auto park brake, tyre pressuring monitoring, front, side and curtain airbags and 6 speed manual transmission.
The HAVAL H2 SUV range is priced from:
- H2 MT Manual - $19,990 driveaway
- H2 Premium Auto - $22,990 driveaway
- H2 LUX Auto - $26,990 driveaway
Two more Chinese brands have achieved the top rating from independent safety authority, ANCAP, with 5 stars awarded to the LDV T60 and Haval H2. The Honda CR-V also scores the top safety rating. “The LDV T60 dual cab enters the Australasian market this week with the 5 star rating it needs to gain sales traction in the highly competitive utility segment,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin said.
“This broadens the segment even further with added choice for safety-conscious consumers using their ute for work and weekends. The T60 performed well in our crash tests, although like all light commercial utes currently rated, it lacks autonomous emergency braking,” Goodwin added.
The 5 star rating applies to all 4WD dual cab T60 variants. Haval has also enhanced its appeal to consumers with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for all variants of the H2 small SUV.
“Haval came close with its large SUV, the H9, which scored 4 stars when rated last year but the H2 improves on that rating, reaching 5 stars through increased levels of occupant protection,” Goodwin said. The 5 star rating for the H2 applies to models sold in Australia from October 2015, and New Zealand from August 2017.
“Customers who have bought or are considering the Honda CR-V which launched earlier this year can be assured of a high level of safety with low injury readings recorded in all physical crash tests,” Goodwin added.
All variants of the CR-V are covered by the 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
Fashion-conscious buyers can take advantage of the free two-tone paint/interior offer to celebrate the launch of the stylish new HAVAL H2 premium SUV.
“Australian customers are renowned for their fashion sense and love of individuality and the two-tone paint schemes available on the H2 offers a terrific opportunity to customise their vehicle to suit their taste,” said HAVAL Motors Australia (HMAu) Chief Marketing Officer Tim Smith. “Normally priced at $750, we are offering it as a free option for customers until December 31, 2015.”
The chic lines of the European-inspired small SUV can be ordered in five bold designer two-tone themes.
- Dragon (red body with black roof)
- Monochrome (black body with white roof)
- Thredbo (black body with ivory roof)
- Salted Caramel (bronze body with white roof) and
- Latte (bronze body with ivory roof)
It can be teamed with a two-tone interior, with three options available:
- Black seats with red insert
- Black seats with grey insert and
- Black seats with dark tan insert
“The two tone interior trims options are available in both Premium and LUX models, with the Premium version finished in fabric and the LUX in soft-touch Comfort-Tek.”
A sales star in its home country, the HAVAL H2 features a large, U-shape grille that instantly identifies it as a member of the HAVAL premium SUV family. The phoenix-shaped headlamp includes 15 LED crystals – 10 for daytime running lights and five for the high visibility turn signal. The blade-type dual waistlines accentuate the flowing lines of the smallest member of the HAVAL line-up and deliver a streamlined side profile. The long list of standard creature comforts include keyless entry and start, cruise control, Bluetooth with audio streaming, reversing camera with rear parking sensors and an eight inch touch screen.
Under the bonnet rests a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine with dual VVT producing 110 kW of power and 210 Nm of torque, matched to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include six airbags, ESP, active headrests and a tyre pressure monitoring system. RRP starts at $26,490 for the Premium 4x2 manual.