GWM Haval Australia thinks the new H6 GT could almost double H6 sales.
The new coupe SUV is priced from $40,990 drive-away and is at dealers now, and it becomes the only vehicle of this style in the mainstream mid-sized SUV segment.
The company says the H6 GT could add as many as 400 sales a month to the H6’s tally, which at 2619 sales to the end of June is averaging 436 units per month.
The H6 GT is available only in front-wheel drive Lux and all-wheel drive Ultra guise, both of which share their 150kW/320Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with the core H6 range.
GWM Haval says the H6 GT has received some changes besides its sleeker body, to distinguish itself from the core wagon range.
The company says there’s an active exhaust booster for a sportier engine note, while the Ultra gets Michelin Sport tyres. Otherwise, the equipment lists are essentially the same as the comparable wagons.
Update: Haval previously said the H6 GT would have Brembo brakes, but this supplied information was incorrect.
The H6 GT Lux is priced $4000 higher than the H6 Lux wagon, while the Ultra is $3500 more than the Ultra AWD wagon.
There are no other coupe SUVs in the mainstream mid-sized SUV segment.
The Renault Arkana is similarly priced and also features coupe SUV styling, but is a smaller vehicle overall.
Coupe SUVs have traditionally been the domain of luxury brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but the body style has proliferated through various Chinese brands’ lineups in their home market.
This isn’t even the first coupe SUV from the Haval brand, which has sold the F7x coupe SUV in China since 2019.
- 2022 Haval H6 GT Lux 2WD: $40,990
- 2022 Haval H6 GT Ultra AWD: $46,490
All prices are drive-away.
The 2022 Haval H6 GT is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150kW of power and 320Nm of torque.
It’s mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 2022 Haval H6 GT uses 7.5 litres per 100km in Lux guise and 8.4 litres per 100km in the all-wheel drive Ultra. Both figures are up 0.1L/100km on the more upright wagon.
It runs on 91 RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2022 Haval H6 GT measures 4727mm long, 1940mm wide and 1729mm tall – up 74mm, 54mm and 5mm on the wagon – but rides an identical 2738mm wheelbase.
Haval hasn’t yet released boot space figures for the GT.
The Haval H6 GT is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. GWM Haval offers five years of capped-price servicing.
While GWM Haval Australia hasn’t released service pricing for the H6 GT, the regular H6’s first five services are capped at $210, $280, $380, $480, and $210 with front-wheel drive and $210, $280, $480, $580 and $210 with all-wheel drive.
The first service is required at 12 months or 10,000km, while there are intervals of 15,000km between every subsequent service.
The Haval H6 GT, like the wider H6 range, has a five-star rating from ANCAP.
The H6 received an adult occupant protection score of 90 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 88 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 73 per cent, and a safety assist score of 81 per cent.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- AEB with pedestrian, cyclist and crossroad detection
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Emergency Lane Keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Intelligent Cruise Assist
- Traffic Jam Assist
- Surround-view camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Seven airbags, including a front-centre airbag
The Ultra also includes rear cross-traffic alert and reverse AEB.
The Lux comes standard with the following equipment:
- 19-inch black-finish alloy wheels
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- LED headlights, daytime running lights and front fog lights
- Roof rails
- Hill descent control
- Power tailgate
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Comfort-Tek leatherette upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
The Ultra adds:
- All-wheel drive
- Michelin Sport tyres
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Head-up display
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Ventilated front seats
- Wireless phone charging
- Ambient lighting
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Heated door mirrors
- Semi-automatic parking assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Reverse AEB
Hamilton White is standard, with the following colours a $495 option:
- Crayon Grey
- Atlantis Blue
- Golden Black
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