New Haval H6 SUV Hits The Chinese Car Market In Red And Blue Label
Published on May 5, 2017 by Joey Wang
Haval just can’t stop themselves. They have launched the new H6, a mid-size SUV. The new H6 comes in two kinds: the H6 Red Label, the blue car, and the H6 Blue Label, see below. The new H6 shares its platform with the upcoming WEY 02. The current H6, Haval’s best selling model, continues as if there is no new H6. So now we have two H-sixes.
Haval H6 Blue Label. With a blue Haval badge whereas the Red Label has a red Haval badge. The H6 Red Label and Blue Label differ mostly at the front, with a different grille, bumper, and lights. There are smaller differences at the rear with a different mud guard and different pipes. Interior and engines are the same. Speaking about engines; the Haval H6 is available with a 139hp 1.3 turbo and a 197hp 2.0 turbo, both mated to a seven-speed DCT, sending horses to the front wheels.
Price for all this pretty starts at 118.800 yuan and ends at 146.800 yuan.
Meanwhile, the current Haval H6 simply continues but the more expensive versions have been killed off. Price starts at 88.800 yuan and ends at 121.800 yuan. There is only one engine left alive: a 150hp 1.5 turbo mated to a six-speed manual or automatic.
So price wise is does make some sense to keep the current H6 going for a while, if you forget about the Haval H2S, which starts at 83.800 yuan and ends at 102.800 yuan, but that is a slightly smaller car. And one should be reminded of the fact that Haval is working on a new car called the H4, which will be positioned between the H2S and the H6. And they are still selling the H5, which is basically a continuation of the old Hoover. Madness!
Uniquely, the current H6 comes only in one kind; there are no Blue Label or Red Label variants, although it does have a blue badge. But a badge got to have some color, right?
Size is interesting. The new Haval H6 looks larger but it really isn’t, because the new H6 and the current H6 are based on the same platform.
New H6: 4600/1860/1720, and wheelbase is 2680.
Current: 4640/1825/1690, and wheelbase is… 2680!
Design is very nice, surely a much better looker than the current car.
Blue Label. Bumper, mud guard, and pipe tips differ.
The interior is very nice as well with the air vents masterfully integrated in the dash design.
An ultra cool T-shaped gear knob and s start-stop button that stands on top of the tunnel.
Low spec variants get this crappy analogue panel.
High spec variants go full digital.
The tiny 8 inch touch screen is oddly positioned. The top edge of the dashboard over-shadows a large part of the screen. The round Haval-home button is only partially visible.
Large sun roof and beige seats make for an airy interior with loads of space for the legs.
Lights and grille work very well together.
Both pipe tips are real.
Next up is probably a new H6 Coupe, in Red and Blue labels of course.