What’s Chinese for compelling?

Riley Riley

Money speaks louder than words and Haval’s new top of the range H9 SUV is compelling, at the price.

The Great Wall offshoot has just added a brace of safety systems to the seven seater, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning — all for the same price.

That price by the way is $41,990 driveaway for the Lux or $45,990 driveaway for the top of the line Ultra model.

For your money you get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 180kW/350Nm and is paired with an 8-speed German engineered ZF transmission running a Borg Warner Torque on Demand transfer system.

In addition standard equipment includes tri-zone climate air, rain sensing sunroof, auto lights and wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror, reverse camera, park guidance, all terrain control and laser puddle lights.

Ultra takes things a step further with heated and cooled front seats with massage function, heated steering wheel, rain sensing panoramic sunroof, 10-speaker Infinity audio, artificial leather, electric folding third row seats and adaptive front lighting that “looks” around corners.

And to close the deal, H9 comes with a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 5-year national roadside assistance.

For cash strapped families, it makes for a compelling argument.


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