HAVAL has added a suite of safety technology to its 2019 Haval H9 range, with the off-road-capable SUV now getting Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning as standard.
Despite these additions, the thrifty Haval maintains a budget price tag, with the driveaway prices of the SUV remaining unchanged: $41,990 (H9 Lux) and $45,990 (H9 ULTRA).
“Instead of the traditional approach of charging more for safety and luxury features, Haval is making them standard and at the same price” Peter Mercuri, General Sales Manager of HAVAL Motors Australia, said.
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The H9 continues to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol capable of churning out 180kW and 350Nm, which is mated to an eight-speed auto transmission and runs through a Borg Warner Torque-On-Demand transfer system.
Key features of the H9 LUX include tri-zone air conditioning, a rain-sensing sunroof, auto Xenon headlamps and wipers, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, a rear camera and park guidance.
The H9 ULTRA adds heated and ventilated massaging front seats, a rain-sensing panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker INFINITY sound system, heated steering wheel, Comfort-Tec seating and adaptive front lighting.
Haval now offers a seven-year unlimited and five-year national roadside assistance (through the Australian Motoring Clubs) standard across its entire range.