Chinese SUV manufacturer, Haval, has launched the new Jolion compact SUV in South Africa! See specification and pricing details below!
Haval has taken significant strides since arriving on local soil back in 2017. The H2 compact family car was one of the first Haval models to go on sale locally (alongside the H1) and was followed by the H6, H6C and flagship H9 SUV. Considering how popular SUVs are right now, Haval has managed to attract widespread support locally by offering models that are generously equipped with features and nicely priced against rivalling products which has played a major role in the brand’s success in South Africa.
The H2 has been a particularly popular model for Haval and a facelifted H2 arrived early in 2020.
Now, Haval is introducing the new Jolion compact SUV in South Africa and it will initially slot in just above the current H2 until the current H2 model is slowly phased out of the market.
The Jolion's interior offers upmarket appeal and is expected to be crammed with nice-to-have features.
What features are offered on the Haval Jolion?
The Jolion will be produced on Haval’s new modular L.E.M.O.N platform, which is a modular platform able to cater for a variety of body shapes and powertrain options. The Jolion is bigger and wider than the current H2 and is more technologically advanced and includes features such as a 10.25-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system (12.3-inch in Super Luxury trim) and wireless charging. The Virtual Instrument Cluster has 3 visual modes that the driver can set to preference and a heads-up display projects speed and other useful information directly ahead of the driver. Push-button start and keyless entry are also standard. The centre console, on DCT derivatives, features a nifty-looking rotary dial shifter. Haval describes the Jolion's interior design as being 'premium and sporty'.
The Jolion range comprises 5 derivatives starting with the base City, Luxury, Premium and top-spec Super Luxury.
In terms of safety, the Jolion is fitted with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control with traction control, secondary collision, mitigation, anti-roll, hill assist, tyre pressure monitoring and rear parking sensors with a reverse camera with guidelines. The top-spec Super Luxury derivative boasts features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and blind-spot detection.
How much power does the new Haval Jolion have?
As far as engine power is concerned, the Jolion makes use of a 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine with power outputs of 105 kW and 210 Nm. However, unlike the current H2, the Jolion makes use of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission.
How much does the new Haval Jolion Cost in South Africa?
Jolion 1.5T City Manual - R299 900
Jolion 1.5T Luxury Manual - R332 900
Jolion 1.5T Premium 7DCT - R339 900
Jolion 1.5T Luxury 7DCT - R367 900
Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury - R398 900
The Haval Jolion is sold with a 5-year/100 000 km warranty and a 5-year/60 000 km service plan.
Watch our video review of the facelifted Haval H2 below...