Haval M2 Elite 1

Alongside the Haval H2 at the NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show sits a Great Wall M4 (yes, still a Great Wall, despite strangely sporting Haval badging here) fitted with an Elite add-on kit. The B-segment SUV is currently offered in three trim levels – Standard, Comfort and Premium. This package is exclusive to the M4 Premium.

Under the hood, the SUV is still powered by a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated VVT MPI four-cylinder petrol engine providing 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Said engine is mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), which drives the front wheels.

The M4 Elite introduces a few styling changes unique to the variant, including new a new halogen projector headlight design with LED positioning lamps (LED DRLs are still found near the fog lamps). There is also a new front grille with a hexagonal mesh design à la Range Rover Evoque. Tinting is thrown in as well.

Moving on, the 16-inch alloy wheels now sport a thin multi-spoke design. They are also finsihed in a two-tone paintjob, and wrapped with Continental Max Contact 5 tyres. Speaking of paint, the roof of the SUV gets a matte black vinyl wrap. Rounding things off on the Elite is variant-specific badging on its liftgate. Inside, the leather seats are now fininshed in a red-black colour combo and there is now a video recorder located underneath the rear view mirror.

These items are added on top of the already-impressive kit of the Premium variant, which includes cruise control, a touchscreen navigation system with DVD player and Bluetooth connectivity, an around-view monitor, steering wheel audio controls and a rear-view camera with integrated SmartTAG reader.

Everything else on the M4 Elite is pretty much status quo, including safety kit that is comprised of dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ESP, traction control and Hill Start Assist.

At the time of writing, the Haval M4 Elite add-on kit is estimated to set you back around RM10,000. Current pricing for the top-of-the-range 1.5 Premium AMT can be had for RM64,950, so one fitted with the Elite kit should cost somewhere around the RM75k mark.