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At last year’s NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show, Great Wall Motors (now known as Haval Motors) previewed the Haval H2. It has now been revealed that the C-segment SUV, which will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, will be launched in Q2 of 2016.

According to the specifications sheet shown during the car’s preview, the H2 range consists of 2WD and 4WD models, with the former most likely be offered to Malaysians. Three variants were listed, being City, Luxury and Dignity, but there’s no confirmation yet on which one we’ll be getting.

Powering the H2 is a 1.5 litre 4G15B turbocharged four-cylinder dual-VVT petrol engine that develops 147 hp at 5,600 rpm and 210 Nm of max torque between 2,200 to 4,500 rpm. The mill is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The equipment list revealed to us back then is pretty impressive as well. On the outside, there are automatic halogen headlights (with a “follow-me-home” function) and LED DRLs in the front apron. The aesthetic package also includes 18-inch alloy wheels and a dual-tone paintjob for the car’s body.

Inside, there are electric-powered seats (six-way with lumbar support) on the driver’s side. The seats themselves are upholstered in leather, as is the steering wheel. Other luxuries include keyless entry and operation, a 3.5-inch TFT colour display multi-info driver display, touchscreen infotainment unit, dual-zone automatic air-con, and a reverse camera/radar system.

Safety-wise, the Haval H2 offers six airbags (dual front, side, curtain), along with electronic stability control (ESC) plus anti-lock brakes with EBD and brake assist. There is even a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Prices of the Haval H2 has yet to be provided, with the same being said of its final specifications as well. For now, are you impressed by what the Haval H2 has to offer? How much would you be willing to pay for the C-segment SUV? Let us know in the comments below.