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Haval adds flagship Vanta to H6 SUV range
Limited edition Vanta priced from $39,990 drive-away; 1000 units available
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12 Jan 2022
By MATT BROGAN
GWM HAVAL has announced a new flagship derivative for its H6 medium SUV range. The range-topping H6 Vanta sits atop the H6 Ultra in Haval’s medium SUV line-up and is available for a limited time only with just 1000 units touching down in Australian showrooms.
Based on the H6 Ultra derivative, the new H6 Vanta, is priced from $39,990 in two-wheel drive format and $41,990 for the all-wheel-drive (both prices drive-away) and features 19-inch black alloy wheels with a matching grille finish. It is available in four exterior colours: Burgundy Red, Blue Sapphire, Golden Black, and Hamilton White.
The model is otherwise unchanged from its derivative variant.
Since the introduction of the H6 in Australia in April 2021, Haval has sold nearly 3500 units of the newcomer, which demonstrates, the firm says, the increased appeal of its heavily revised medium SUV. The brand notably secured a 3.1 per cent share of the Medium SUV segment in December, which saw it rank among the top 10 selling models in its segment for the first time.
The second generation H6 is based on an all-new platform and sports a more muscular look than the outgoing model. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine developing peak outputs of 150kW and 320Nm in combination with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The regular H6 line-up starts with the Premium derivative ($31,990 drive-away), which is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, a 10.25-inch digitised instrument panel and a same-sized infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, as well as a tyre-pressure monitoring system.
The second-rung H6 Lux ($34,990 drive-away) additionally feature LED front fog lights, roof rails, a leather-clad steering wheel, heated Comfortek eco-leather seats, dual-zone climate control, an eight-speaker premium audio system, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go functionality and a 360-degree camera.
The flagship Ultra is the only H6 derivative to be available in two- ($37,990 drive-away) and all-wheel-drive ($39,990 drive-away) guises. It comes equipped with 19-inch alloys, a panoramic roof, automatic tailgate, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, wireless phone charging, head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, rear cross-traffic alert and a self-parking function.
The standard safety equipment line-up for the H6 range includes seven airbags, AEB with pedestrian- and cyclist detection, lane departure warning and -keep assist, traffic sign recognition, lane change assist, blind-spot monitoring, plus driver-fatigue monitoring.
The Haval H6 is unrated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) but scored a five-star C-NCAP result in its home market of China.
Service intervals are set at 12 months/10,000km initially, with subsequent services spaced at 12 months/15,000km. The H6 is covered by a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, which includes five years’ roadside assistance and capped-price servicing.
The Haval H6 measures 4653mm in length, 1886mm in width, 1724mm in height and rides on a 2738mm wheelbase. It has a braked towing capacity of 2000kg and provides between 600-1485 litres of cargo space, placing it on par with rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson and Nissan X-Trail.
Locally, the GWM Haval H6 competes in the SUV Medium (under $60,000) category.
As mentioned, the model finished 2021 in the top 10 with unit sales of 3635. Segment leaders in the category include the Toyota RAV4 (35,751), Mazda CX-5 (24,968), Mitsubishi Outlander (14,572), Hyundai Tucson (14,194), Nissan X-TRAIL (13,860), Subaru Forester (11,810), Kia Sportage (7949), Honda CR-V (6875) and MG HS (6828).
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