Go Auto, the authorised distributor of Haval vehicles in Malaysia has quietly previewed their flagship seven-seater SUV, the H9, at their Glenmarie showroom.
Initially making its Malaysian debut at the MAI Autoshow 2018, a Go Auto representative at the showroom said this preview unit has more features now, but it is still not the finalized list.
The large H9 SUV, which is similar in size and perhaps off-road performance to Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X, and Ford Everest, has a turbocharged two-litre engine as driving force. The fuel system is petrol, unlike its rivals which are diesel mills.
The two-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers high outputs of 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque. It is paired with a ZF 8-speed conventional automatic transmission and sends power to all four wheels.
A terrain-mode control dial with a choice of Mud, Sand, and Snow can be found on the lower console, together with an option for low-range 4WD.
Inside, the H9 looks well decorated, with plenty of strategically placed metallic trimmings. The large seats are covered in leather upholstery.
Among the key features we noticed that were available in this Haval H9 are:
- Lane Departure Warning system
- Blind Spot Warning system
- Panoramic moonroof
- 18-inch wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres
- Power adjustable front seats with driver memory function
- Rear air-conditioning controls
- Power assisted third-row seat control
Go Auto has only mentioned that they intend to officially launch the Haval H9 within this quarter and the price is yet to be confirmed as the list of features has not been finalized.