We previously reported on the arrival of the Haval H6 Coupe and H9 in Malaysia back in January, and now, we have some information relating to the models’ specifications for our market. This comes straight from Ahmad Azam Sulaiman, CEO of Go Auto, who spoke to our sister site paultan.org/BM during Auto Shanghai 2017.
Firstly, both SUVs are slated to land in Malaysia by Q3 or Q4 this year as fully imported (CBU) models from China. As for pricing, the H6 Coupe is expected to be priced at around RM115,000, while the H9 could retail for RM140,000.
Focusing on the H6 Coupe, the SUV will occupy the same segment as the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI as well as the Hyundai Tucson T-GDI, powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection. The mill churns out 194 hp and 315 Nm of torque, and sends drive to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In its domestic market (China), the H6 is available with the 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive is available as an option. However, Go Auto says it has no plans to bring the blown 1.5L version as it would directly compete against its own H2 that is already on sale here.
Inside the cabin, there’s plenty of soft-touch materials, leather upholstery and pleasant-looking plastics, as my colleague Farid pointed out. A detailed list of equipment fitted on the display car wasn’t provided but from what we can see, there’s a TFT-LCD colour display, electrically adjustable front seats, an Audi-esque gear selector (with paddle shifters), dual-zone climate control, smart key and push-start button.
As for the H9, the ladder-frame SUV will replace the H5 when it arrives, packing a direct-injected 2.0 litre turbo four-pot. In the H9, the engine outputs 158 hp and 324 Nm of torque, which is more than the H5’s 2.0L VGT turbodiesel (148 hp/310 Nm), paired with a ZF-sourced six-speed auto and all-wheel drive system.
The H9 is available in three trim levels – Standard, Luxury and Super Luxury – although Go Auto has yet to decide which will be destined for Malaysia. Among the premium features available on the H9 is a retractable running board that automatically presents itself when the doors are open to help with entry and exit.
Other bits of kit shown here include a colour display screen for the infotainment system, automatic air-conditioning (with second-row blower), push-start button and even an Infinity audio system. The H9 will compete against the Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest.
GALLERY: Haval H6 Coupe 2.0 GDIT
GALLERY: Haval H9 2.0L Turbo 4×4