Haval to sell seven-seat, body-on-frame 4x4 in Australia

Great Wall Motors to launch Haval 4x4 in Australia

Everest, Fortuner, Challenger and Prado might be the new or revised 4x4 wagons getting all the headlines.

But a new vehicle to Australia, Haval, is about to hit our showrooms as well, with a seven-seat, body-on-frame 4x4.

Announcing bold plans to become Australia’s top-selling SUV brand, Haval was due to go on sale in June but has delayed its plans until later in the year while it sures-up its dealer network.

Haval will launch a three-model range including the H9 which it sees as a Prado competitor.

The H9 is built on Haval’s only ladder-chassis platform and comes with a proper dual-range four-wheel drive system and seven seats.

It will be powered by a modest 160kW 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, but the brand hopes to offer a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel in Australia down the track.

We expect the H9 to be heavily loaded with features and to be priced around the $50,000 mark when it rolls into showrooms.


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