Over the last 7 years or so there have been numerous important developments centered around the China auto industry – the world’s biggest in terms of volume, with the entire auto industry spearheaded by a number of conglomerates of smaller car manufacturers from China. Of course we are pretty familiar with a small number of these China car makes, and as of now, with its very impressive looking SUV introduced for the Malaysian market, you can add Haval to the growing list of China cars that have found their ways into the local market.
Go Auto Sales Sdn. Bhd. exclusive Haval cars distributor for Malaysia have stated their objective of capturing a bigger chunk of the local SUV market with the Haval H2. Following the encouraging response to the Haval M4 which was launched last year, a decision was made to bring in a more premium variant with considerably more power model – an upgraded version of the sporty M4.
Compared to the non-turbo 1.5 liter M4 which zeroes in on early to late 20s single young professionals target market, the 1.5 Turbo H2 is suited more for the more mature slightly older (above 30 years of age with a young family)and more affluent target market. With more than 1,600 bookings for the M4 throughout last year, the M4 had also paved the way for the wider acceptance for the Haval H2. Such response was nothing short of impressive especially since Haval is a new player in the SUV scene.
The Haval H2 features a spirited 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol engine – with 147hp (110kW) at 5600rpm and 210Nm from between 2200 – 4500rpm.With a 6-speed auto the H2’s chic and contemporary styling is complimented in equal measure as per its inner workings. Other noteworthy features include: electric folding side mirrors (including puddle lamps integrated), electrically adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, 3.5 inch color display center console, mutli function steering, and also a list of passive safety technology features: 6 airbags, plus ESP, ABS, EPB, FR-LH (front left handside blind spot visual system, cool headlamp with day-time lights, tire pressure monitoring, anti glare rear view mirror.
The Haval H2 in 1.5T 2WD version is priced at RM89, 950 per unit, and for more info visit www.haval.my or www.goauto.com.my