New Haval H9 4x4 SUV Review (Video)

Chinese SUV brand Haval has introduced its first 4-wheel-drive model in South Africa. Although it has the body-on-frame configuration of an adventure SUV, such as the Toyota Fortuner (for example), and is priced accordingly, Haval’s flagship comes packed with the kind of features most would associate with large luxury off-roaders.

The 7-seater H9 joins the H1, (#CarsAwards-nominated) H2, H6 and H6C in Haval’s local line-up. There is only one H9 derivative: a 2.0 Petrol 4WD Luxury, priced at R599 900 (which is, incidentally, exactly the same price as the flagship Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – at the time of being published, August 2018). Powered by a 180 kW 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine that produces peak torque of 350 Nm (1 800 to 4 500 rpm), the H9 has an 8-speed (ZF-sourced) automatic transmission replete with shift paddles and a low-range transfer case.

In this video, we take a detailed look at the newcomer and compare it to the doyens of the market, the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Prado.

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Further Reading

Haval H9 (2018) Specs & Price

Haval to expand on SA offerings

Haval H6C (2017) Specs & Price

Haval H6C 2.0T Luxury Auto (2017) Review

Haval H6C vs Kia Sportage (2017) Comparative Video Review

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 D4 4x4 Auto (2017) Review

Isuzu MU-X (2018) Launch Review [w/Video]

Extended Test: Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Automatic [with Video]

Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Everest (2016) Comparative Review [Video]

Spec upgrades to Ford Ranger & Everest

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