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
- 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.