Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) has revealed that it will launch a new Haval H6 in Thailand this year. The third-generation Haval H6 SUV is one of four models that will be sold in the “Land of the Golden Temple” within the next 11 months and five other models will also be available at the end of 2023.
The Haval H6 is manufactured at the company’s Rayong plant, formerly owned by General Motors. The new H6 is the first GWM vehicle to be built on the modular Lemon platform. Compared with the old generation, the Haval H6 third generation is wider and larger.
The design of the car stands out as a 6-point fangsheng patterned grille, LED headlights and daytime running lights, X-shaped front bumper, distinctive folded C-pillars and seamlessly connected rear lights.
Inside, the original Haval H6 has a cabin compartment with minimalist instrumentation, a high center console with a rotary dial selector, a 10.25-inch digital display, 12 infotainment screen, 3 inch. The vehicle has a 5G connection available and the vehicle functions can be updated over the network.
On the safety front, the new H6 includes: automatic emergency braking with the ability to detect oncoming pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, blind spot monitoring system, traffic sign recognition and Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities. However, it is not clear whether Thai models will receive all of these features.
In the Chinese market, the third generation H6 has two engine options. The first is a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter capacity producing 166 horsepower capacity and maximum torque of 285 Nm.
The second is a 2.0-liter engine with a capacity of 208 horsepower and maximum torque of 325 Nm. All models come with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the 2.0-liter engine adds a Haldex four-wheel drive.
Headlightmag reported that the new Haval H6 will be launched in Thailand in March, possibly coinciding with the Bangkok International Motor Show.