Haval H2 1

For those who are awaiting the arrival of the Haval H2, we now have a better approximation of the C-segment SUV’s arrival in Malaysia. According to Haval Malaysia, the H2 will debut towards the end of May 2016. How much? It will be priced under the RM100,000 mark.

As previously reported, the H2 will be offered in a sole 1.5T 2WD Dignity guise, which was put on display at last year’s NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show. The Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 rival is powered by a 1.5 litre 4G15B turbocharged four-cylinder dual-VVT petrol engine.

The mill outputs 147 hp at 5,600 rpm and 210 Nm of max torque between 2,200 to 4,500 rpm, with a six-speed automatic gearbox directing drive to the front wheels. That should be enough to shift the H2’s 1,495 kg kerb weight.

Part of the equipment available on the H2’s exterior include automatic halogen headlamps (with LED DRLs), electric-folding side mirrors with integrated puddle lamps, a sunroof, rear fog lamps and a shark fin roof-mounted radio antenna.

Inside, there is a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, 3.5-inch TFT colour display trip computer and a multifunction steering wheel. A touchscreen infotainment unit and dual-zone automatic air-conditioning (with dust filter) are fitted as well.

The safety suite on the H2 includes six airbags (front passenger and driver, side curtain, front sides), Electronic Stability Program, and ABS with EBD and BA. The SUV also features a FRH Blind Spot Visual System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and anti-glare rearview mirror as well.

Certainly looks to be a quite a bit of equipment for a sub-RM100k C-segment SUV then? Would you be interested in the H2 over its rivals?