Haval’s big kahuna misses out on a diesel (again)

Riley Riley

Haval has updated its big, top of the range, H9 seven-seater, boosting power and adding equipment — at the same time cutting the price.

The new model is priced from $40,990 driveaway, or $44,990 for the Ultra with the lot.

It’s an attractive price. Even so the Chinese brand  has failed to recognise SUVs, particularly large ones are predominantly powered by turbo diesels in this country.

Mazda, for instance, has just announced it will introduce a diesel CX-8 — for this very reason.

The H9 however is still powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, albeit with the addition of a new ZF 8-speed auto..

And, despite its proportions, it’s still rated to tow only 2500kg.

While fuel consumption is a claimed 10.9L/100km.

“We’ve worked very hard to deliver a seven-seat SUV that delivers for Australian families at the best possible price,” Haval’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Smith, said.

“At $40,990 for the LUX model and $44,990 for the Ultra, we’re very confident we have made a compelling argument for Australian families to test drive the new Haval H9.

“To sweeten the deal, we will launch with driveaway pricing of just $41,990 for the LUX and $45,990 for the Ultra.”



Changes to the car include:

  • Power increase (180kW up from 160)
  • Torque increase (350Nm up from 324)
  • New 8-speed ZF automatic transmission
  • 10 per cent fuel economy improvement
  • New centre console design
  • New instrument panel including digital speedo
  • New front end exterior styling


Upgrades to the LUX model include:

  • 18-inch alloys
  • Sunroof
  • Electric anti-glare mirror
  • All-Terrain Control System
  • Electronic Differential Lock
  • Centre armrest power outlet
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning


The range-topping Ultra model adds the following features:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Comfort-Tek eco-leather seats with heating, massage and ventilation function
  • Infinity sound system
  • Heated second row seats

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