Haval has added many safety features to its H9 SUV range: autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure warning are now standard across its H9 4WD range.

Not only is there significantly more safety but there’s even better news, no price increases.

Existing standard features on the Haval H9 Lux include tri-zone air conditioning; a rain sensing sunroof; automatic Xenon headlamps; auto wipers; electrochromatic rear view mirror; a rear camera; park guidance; and all terrain control.

The H9 Ultra model adds a 10 speaker Infinity sound system; heated and ventilated massaging front seats; Comfort-Tec seating; a heated steering wheel; the rain sensing sunroof is panoramic; electric folding third-row seat; and adaptive front lighting that “looks” around corners.

The Haval H9 is driven by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine generating up to 180 kW and 350 Nm. It’s mated to an eight-speed German engineered ZF automatic and drives through a Borg Warner Torque on Demand transfer system.

Haval’s seven year unlimited distance warranty applies to private users, commercial users also get seven years but there’s a distance limit of 150,000km. Note that this warranty is what Haval calls “Promotional” and is only offered on sales till the end of 2019. But given that many competitors are involved in a so-called warranty battle may we speculate that the seven-year warranty on the Havals may become standard?

Five year national roadside assistance through the Australian motoring clubs is another component of this sales campaign.

Haval is part of the GWM Group, China’s largest SUV and pickup truck manufacturer.

H9 LUX: $41,990
H9 ULTRA: $45,990
Note: These are drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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