Haval H6 Plug-in Hybrid shown in Thailand: electrified 1.5L turbo, 326 hp, 530 Nm, 201 km electric range!

Haval H6 Plug-in Hybrid shown in Thailand: electrified 1.5L turbo, 326 hp, 530 Nm, 201 km electric range!

Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) continued assault on the Thai market continues with the world premiere of the Haval H6 Plug-in Hybrid. A development of the H6 Hybrid launched earlier this year, it boasts some eyebrow-raising performance and electric range figures.

The Chinese carmaker hasn’t revealed much in the way of details but has confirmed that the car will continue to be powered by the Hybrid’s 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, which produces 167 hp and 285 Nm of torque. The electric motor, however, is more powerful (power and torque figures still unknown) and helps to deliver an impressive total system output of 326 hp and 530 Nm – 86 hp more than the Hybrid.

Drive is still sent to the front wheels via a dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT), which uses twin planetary gearsets to balance the operation of the engine and electric motor. Even more impressive is the SUV’s pure electric range, which is a scarcely believable 201 km (!) on the NEDC cycle. No, that’s not a typo.

Haval H6 Plug-in Hybrid shown in Thailand: electrified 1.5L turbo, 326 hp, 530 Nm, 201 km electric range!

The size of the lithium-ion battery is still unknown, but the H6 likely uses the ginormous 41.8 kWh unit – much larger than most plug-in hybrids – from the European-market Wey Coffee 01. The latter is a premium SUV also based on the GWM’s Lemon architecture and is capable of an electric range of 150 km on the WLTP cycle using an even more powerful dual-motor all-wheel-drive system.

As you can see, the PHEV’s front end is rather different from the standard H6’s, with a broad new grille that reaches outwards almost to the corners, in a similar fashion to the facelifted Peugeot 3008. The triple air intakes have also been reprofiled slightly to suit. The rest of the SUV looks to be identical to the Hybrid, including the sleek body, 19-inch alloy wheels and minimalist interior with freestanding displays.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Haval H6 Hybrid is already the game Changer
    Haval H6 PHEV 201km BEV is what’s the PHEV should have been, 50 to 80km BEV mileage not sufficient support full petrol mileage in reality for outstanding km/L.

    Just like the Myth Busted BMW X5 PHEV case.

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    • It all depends on your driving style. Using the engine to charge the battery is a really bad idea. Using the car primarily for a short commute makes it ideal. My current consumption in the BMW X5 PHEV is 3.5 l/100 km. That’s pretty amazing for such a heavy vehicle–but if I had a regular highway commute, it wouldn’t be anywhere near so impressive. To drive PHEV, you have to think ahead: Hold the charge for when you get to the city, where the battery does best; avoid recharging more than absolutely necessary on the way home. Plug it in every night. If you’re a long distance commuter, with access to infrastructure, buy a full EV; if you live in the country, don’t count on seeing a lot of benefit if you need to do a lot of zipping around. My range is about 45 km winter, 55 km in summer, and I rarely exceed this, making it functionally an electric car with an emergency ICE for long distances.

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      • Get a better car,
        dont go for basic function, more productivity.

        Exceed basic functionality, no need struggle like a low spec EV.

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  • PHEV is more practical at this moment.

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  • KenZen on Dec 01, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    If they price this competitively, I think I’m willing to try. A hybrid with full electric range of 200km is unheard of!!! The furthest I can remember was in the 60km range? This is almost like a full EV with an attached ICE!

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  • KYspeaks on Dec 02, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Even tho NEDC cycle is the most optimistic of all range ratings, that’s still crazy impressive!

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  • Jom Global on Dec 02, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Decent looking
    Fuel saving
    HEV also ok, no need double paying bill + petrol
    PHEV also ok, can choose pure EV daily drive and charge

    Warranty, need to be 10 years too.

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  • Copycat on Dec 05, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Lmao directly rip off the new Peugeot design. Pathetic

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  • Wether EV or Hybrid or PHEV is really a personal choice depending on individual needs. It’s great Haval is providing the choice. What I especially like with this brand is the futuristic designs! German/Jap automobiles have boaring interiors. They need to update as the Chinese are on the fast lane. If the Chinese model prove reliable, then even if the European & Japanese wakeup it’s going to be too late.

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