The Great Wall Motors-owned Haval brand has unveiled the H9 full-size SUV in India. The Haval H9, the H6 mid-size SUV, and the Ora R1 EV are likely to be GWM’s first vehicles in India. It will be offered in 6 variants: Elite, Comfortable, Intelligent, Luxury, Exclusive and Distinguished. The H9 will rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Mahindra Alturas G4. The Haval H9 is expected to be priced around Rs 30 Lakh.
While most full-size SUVs in India are powered by diesel engines, the Haval H9 is likely to be a petrol-only offering considering it was the only variant on display. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine produces 221PS of power and 385Nm of torque. Diesel may be offered in the future at GWM’s discretion. The 2.0-litre petrol mill is paired with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with an all-terrain control system, consisting of 6 driving modes: Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Eco). It’s 4856 mm long, 1926 mm wide and stands 1900 mm tall, while the wheelbase is 2800 mm. So, expect the cabin to be spacious and it will easily seat seven people.
On the outside, the H9 sports an imposing figure. It gets an oversized chrome grille in the front and a tall stance. Other highlights include matrix LED headlamps with DRLs, 17-inch/ 18-inch wheels and front, and rear fog lights. View it in profile and the H9 stands out in its length. Haval has taken a traditional approach to the H9’s design. While some of them are odd styling cues, the H9 exudes sensibility and durability.
Head inside the Haval H9, and you get treated to a feature-loaded cabin in three upholstery color options. Highlights include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, sunroof, massaging and power-operated seats. You also get a 5-inch touchscreen system at the rear along with heated and ventilated seats. Safety features include such as ABS, EBD, seven airbags, 360-degree camera, and automatic parking assist.