There’s a Chinese challenger gunning for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

    The 2022 Haval H6 Hybrid is coming to Australia initially in a single, fully-loaded front-wheel drive model, priced at $45,990 drive-away.

    GWM Haval Australia says the first arrivals are “expected in the coming weeks”.

    In terms of equipment, it aligns with the flagship Ultra that’s priced at $38,990 drive-away in front-wheel drive guise.

    The 2022 RAV4 Hybrid, in contrast, is available in five different trim levels and with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. It’s priced between $36,800 and $52,320 before on-road costs.

    The H6 Hybrid is distinguished from its regular petrol siblings through a new grille, different door trim, and rear centre brake lights.

    Power comes from a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine teamed with a two-speed 130kW electric motor and 1.8kWh battery pack.

    System outputs are quoted at a beefy 179kW and 530Nm – up 29kW and 210Nm on 2.0-litre turbo petrol models.

    The H6 Hybrid is front-wheel drive, with torque channelled through a ‘Direct Hybrid Transmission’. GWM claims the electrified SUV will use 5.2L/100km of 91 RON unleaded on the combined cycle.

    In contrast, the regular H6 uses 7.4L/100km in front-wheel drive guise. A FWD RAV4 Hybrid uses 4.7L/100km.

    There are EV, Series, Parallel and Regeneration drive modes, and the company promises “impressive acceleration and performance at low speeds with improved efficiency and power at higher speeds, resulting in a driving experience similar to a BEV”.

    It’s not the only addition to the H6 line for 2022.

    The range recently received a special edition Vanta flagship, while a ‘coupe’-style GT model is due here in the second quarter of 2022.


    • 2022 Haval H6 Hybrid: $45,990 drive-away


    The 2022 Haval H6 Hybrid is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine teamed with a two-speed 130kW electric motor and 1.8kWh battery pack.

    Total system outputs are 179kW of power and 530Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a two-speed ‘Direct Hybrid Transmission’.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Haval H6 Hybrid uses 5.2L/100km on the combined cycle.

    It runs on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.


    The 2022 Haval H6 measures in at 1886mm wide, 1724mm tall, and 4653mm long with a 2738mm wheelbase.

    With the rear seats upright, the Haval H6 has a boot capacity of 600L. This expands to 1485L with the rear seats folded down.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Haval H6 is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assist.

    The first five years of servicing will set you back a combined $1650, with these services capped at $225, $250, $400, $550 and $225, respectively.

    The first service is required after 12 months or 10,000km, but from there the intervals are 12 months or 15,000km apart.


    The 2022 Haval H6 Hybrid has yet to be crash tested by ANCAP, though petrol models have a five-star rating from the safety authority.

    The Hybrid comes standard with the following safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist and junction assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane-centring assist
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Traffic jam assist
    • Safe exit warning
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a centre airbag
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Standard Equipment

    The H6 Hybrid comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • LED headlights, daytime running lights and tail lights
    • LED front and rear fog lights
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Black leatherette upholstery
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • Electronic anti-glare rear-view mirror
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Power windows with on-touch up/down for all windows.
    • Head-up display
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Interior ambient lighting
    • Power tailgate
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat
    • Four-way power passenger’s seat
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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