The first shipments of the Haval Jolion LE (Launch Edition) SUV have arrived into Australia. The LE is available in two grades initially, the mid-grade Lux and range-topping Ultra. Only 300 units are coming to Australia.

The Jolion is built on the company’s new global lightweight modular platform which Haval says will provide a more refined and enjoyable driving experience.

The Jolion LE has a chromed grille with horizontal accents to give it a premium impression to set it apart from future models.

Power comes from a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with 110kW of power and 210Nm of torque. It has front wheel drive through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Drive modes are Standard, Eco, Sport and Snow.

The Jolion has a wheelbase of 2700mm, is 4472mm long 1841mm wide. This puts it into the top end of the mid-size SUVs currently on sale in Australia.

With the flexibility and feature set of a larger SUV but at a small SUV price point, the Jolion is expected to stand out in a competitive market and make significant contribution to growing the GWM brand further in Australia and international markets.

Technology is very much at the fore with features such as a colour LED instrument cluster, heads-up display, camera-based fatigue monitoring and wireless charging available.

Safety also remains a priority with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and rear cross traffic alert all standard across the range.

With contemporary styling both inside and out, the Haval Jolion is the second of the new Haval SUV line-up to be conceived by designer Phil Simmons.

Produced in GWM’s new state-of-the-art production facility in Taizhou, near Shanghai, the Haval Jolion is an important strategic model in realising the company’s international growth ambitions.

Prices start from $27,990 driveaway for the mid-spec Jolion Lux LE.

Top of the range Jolion Ultra LE is $30,990 driveaway.

Haval Jolion Lux LE standard features:
17-inch alloy wheels
Roof rails
LED headlamps, daytime running lights and foglamps
10.25-inch colour multimedia touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
Leather steering wheel
Comfort Tek seats
Six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
Heated front seats
7-inch LCD instrument display
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Electronic anti-glare rear view mirror
360-degree cameras
Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Traffic Sign Recognition
Lane Change Assist / Blind Spot Monitoring
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Camera based Driver Fatigue Monitoring system

New Haval Jolion Ultra LE features the Lux:
18-inch alloy wheels
Panoramic sunroof
12.3–inch colour multimedia touchscreen
Wireless charging
Head up Display

All models come with a seven-year, unlimited distance warranty and five-year roadside assist.

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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