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Haval Jolion gets Vanta treatment
Limited edition Jolion Vanta now available from $34,485 drive-away
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9 Feb 2022
By MATT BROGAN
HAVAL has announced that it will offer its limited-edition Vanta treatment on the Jolion small SUV following the release of a similar, black-themed styling package on its H6 range last month.
Available exclusively in Mars Red metallic paint, and with production limited to just 500 units, the Haval Jolion Vanta will be available nationally from $34,485 drive-away. The special variant sits atop the Jolion range and is priced from $3495 more than the Jolion Ultra, on which it is based.
The Vanta Jolion is distinguished from its lesser-spec siblings by black exterior highlights, including 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, lower bumper garnishes, door trims and front fog-light bezels. The additions join standard features such as a panoramic sunroof, head-up display, wireless charging pad, dual LED driver displays, and Comfort-Tek leather upholstery.
The Jolion – which replaced the H2 nameplate in Haval’s growing SUV range last year – offers a long list of standard safety active equipment, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control (with Stop & Go functionality), lane-keep and -departure warning, traffic-sign recognition, as well as a 360-degree camera system.
The Haval Jolion is currently unrated by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP).
At the time of publication, GoAuto was unable to source a domestic China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) or New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) crash test result for the Haval Jolion.
Like all passenger vehicles offered by GWM Haval, the Jolion Vanta is backed by a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre with five years’ roadside assist and capped-price servicing.
“Given the strong reception of the Haval H6 Vanta, where dealers have experienced cars being sold within minutes of hitting the showroom floor, it is expected that the Jolion Vanta will prove equally popular,” Haval Australia said in a statement.
“Since its local introduction in April 2021, the Jolion has become the company's most successful small SUV in Australia – to date, more than 6500 units have been sold.”
The Jolion rides on a 2700mm wheelbase and is powered by the same 110kW/210Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that powered the superseded H2 model. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels via a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Compared with the vehicle it replaces, the Jolion is 107mm longer (4472mm), 27mm wider (1841mm) and 91mm shorter in height (1619mm), while its wheelbase is 140mm longer.
GWM Haval has sold 524 examples (5.4%) of the Jolion nationally to the end of January, the model placing ninth in the hard-fought Small SUV under $40,000 segment.
Year to date sales for the segment show the MG ZS well ahead of the pack with 1588 unit sales (16.4%). The popular Chinese-made model outperformed the Mazda CX-30 (1388, 14.4%), Mitsubishi ASX (1022, 10.6%), Kia Seltos (934, 9.7%), Hyundai Kona (889, 9.2%), Toyota C-HR (750, 7.8%), Subaru XV (688, 7.1%), and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (677, 7.0%).
The segment top 10 is rounded out by the Honda HR-V with 396 (4.1%) unit sales.
2022 Haval Jolion pricing*:
*National drive-away price.
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