2018 Haval H9

Haval Beefs up H9


2018 Haval H9 gets more power, a new transmission, improved equipment and new styling

Chinese manufacturer Haval has given its popular H9 SUV a decent makeover for 2018. The biggest changes include a power increase from its 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. The upgraded H9 pumps out 180 kW @ 5500 rpm and 350 Nm @ 1800-4500 rpm, a 20kW and 26Nm. The upgraded engine is mated to a new eight-speed ZF automatic and a locking Eaton rear diff. Haval claims that fuel economy has dropped by 10 per cent to 10.9 litres/100km.

Inside, a digital speedometer is now fitted as standard, along with a new instrument cluster and Haval says these changes are in response to the feedback of Australian customers. A new centre console completes the interior upgrade.

Outside, there’s an all-new front with a bigger grille that improves air flow to the engine. Both trim levels get new alloy wheel designs.

Speaking of equipment levels, there are two of levels of trim:

The range opens with the Haval H9 Lux, which is priced at $41,990 drive away and has the following key features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Electric anti-glare mirror
  • All-Terrain Control System
  • Electronic Differential Lock
  • Centre armrest power outlet
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning

Step up to the Haval H9 Ultra, which is priced at $45,990 driveaway and you also get:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Comfort-Tek eco-leather seats with heating, massage and ventilation function
  • Infinity sound system
  • Heated second row seats

The 2018 Haval H9 range is on sale now.

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