turbocharged petrol engine which delivers 130kW and 270Nm, representing a 20kW and 50Nm increase over the rest of the Jolion range.

Chinese carmaker GMW / Haval has added a new variant to its Jolion small SUV
that provides extra grunt but uses less fuel than the other models in its range.

The new Jolion S gets these twin benefits a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine
which delivers 130kW and 270Nm, a 20kW / 50Nm increase over the rest of the
Jolion range.

The new engine is mated to GWM’s seven-speed dual clutch transmission and
provides combined cycle fuel consumption of 7.5 litres per 100km, an improvement
of 0.6 litres per 100km compared to the current 1.5L turbocharged engine.

Jolion S also gets a new independent multi-link rear suspension to replace the
existing torsion beam setup in the other Jolion models.

Updates for the Jolion S go beyond what’s under the skin with the adoption of unique
exterior design elements, including black alloy wheels, black door mirrors, black roof
rails, black side garnish and blacked-out lower front and rear bumpers.

In response to customer feedback, the Jolion S has now adopted hard buttons for
AC controls making it easier to adjust cabin temperature while on the move. All other
features are consistent with the Jolion Ultra on which the Jolion S is based.

Jolion S, which is based on the ongoing Ultra variant but with a $3000 price
premium, comes with new hard buttons for the air-con controls.

It also gets the same list of advanced safety features which are standard across the
Jolion range, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and
crossroads detection, lane keep assist and departure warning, lane change assist,
blind spot detection, forward collision warning, and traffic sign recognition.

New Jolion S is available in five exterior colours: Hamilton White, Golden Black,
Mars Red, Azure Blue, Smoke Grey and the new Tropical Green.

The new Haval Jolion S is priced at $36,990 Driveaway and like all GWM products,
is backed by a seven-year / unlimited km warranty with five years of roadside
assistance and capped-price servicing.

Jolion 1.5 Premium: $28,490
Jolion 1.5 Lux: $30,990
Jolion 1.5 Ultra: $33,990
Jolion 1.5 S: $36,990
Jolion 1.5 Ultra Hybrid: $40,990
Note: These are driveaway prices and include all government and dealer delivery

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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