HAVAL unveils 2nd-generation H6 mid-size SUV

HAVAL has taken the wraps off the next-generation of China’s biggest selling SUV, the mid-size H6.

Unveiled by HAVAL’s Design Director, Pierre Leclercq, the new H6 will go on sale in China later this year.

The new model boasts a new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine along with the existing 2.0-litre turbo petrol from the current model. Both will be matched to a 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch transmission.

In terms of styling, the new H6 features a larger front grille and Audi Q7-inspired headlights. At the back, there is a pair of LED taillights and twin tailpipes integrated into the bumper.

However, it is the interior that the H6 appears to make great strides, boasting a modern cockpit complete with a fully digital instrument cluster and 12-inch infotainment screen.

“The H6 is an extremely important vehicle for us at HAVAL,” said Leclercq

“Replacing a very successful product is always a difficult task. As our best-selling vehicle, it was vital the customer stayed our number one priority during the development of this second generation H6.”

“When you work on a new platform, you have the chance to work on proportions. And proportions are key to the dynamic of the vehicle and its stance on the road.

“The new H6 is 40mm shorter than today’s H6 and it 40mm wider. Coupled with a front end that is higher than the previous version, it gives the vehicle a much stronger, tougher look.

“The H6 is a great family SUV. But it doesn’t mean it should be boring or static. We worked hard to achieve a silhouette that is very dynamic.”

The new HAVAL H6 will launch at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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