#1 GWM Haval 6 – The more upmarket Chinese SUV

Great Wall Motors (GWM) has been in existence globally since 1976. The firm initially manufactured heavy commercial vehicles until 2008 when they launched their very first saloon car. From then onwards, GWM has exploited their expertise in production of pick-ups, hatchbacks and SUVs. Their most popular SUV, which is a best seller in China, is the Haval H5 that offers plenty of equipment, performance and interior comfort at an attractive price. The GMW Haval H5 reign is coming to an end. To take the H5’s place is the all-new GWM Haval H6. 

All-New GWM Haval H6

With its smooth contours, chiselled flanks and exquisite detailing, the all-new GWM Haval H6 provides a distinctive and upmarket alternative in the fiercely contested crossover segment. The top of the line model features premium trim and, as such, boast 17-inch alloy wheels, full colour-coding with chrome detailing, roof rails, fog lamps front and rear and privacy glass. An array of colours such as Titanium White, Sky Silver, blue, red, Noble Grey and Pearl Black are tailored to suit the customers taste and customisation needs. 

GWM Haval H5

With an output of 105 kW (78 hp) and 310 Nm, the 2.0-litre turbo diesel is the right choice for anyone looking for fuel efficiency and performance. The engine is fitted to the top of the line GWM H6 2.0 TCI. Paired with the four-cylinder unit is a six-speed manual transmission transmitting power to the front wheels.

GWM Haval H6’s profile

This power train delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 6.7 litres/100 km. A smaller downsized petrol power unit is also on offer. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit provides the performance of a larger, naturally aspirated engine, but without the accompanying fuel consumption penalty. Performance is matched with the 2.0 output figure, while torque is rated at 210 Nm. This engine is also mated with a six-speed manual transmission and delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 8.5 litres/100 km.


Better looking than previous model

The all-new Haval H6 features dual front SRS airbags, disc brakes all-round, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and BAS (Brake Assist). The front seatbelts are height-adjustable and feature load limiters and pre-tensioners. At the rear, ISOFIX child seat mounts provide the safest possible anchorage points for child seats.

Powerful headlamps

Tyre pressure monitors are also standard on both models. Fog lights front and rear boost visibility in poor weather conditions. The rear park sensors limit the chances of parking scrapes. Security is provided by a standard alarm and immobiliser, with the further convenience of remote central locking.



The all-new Haval H6 measures 4,640 mm in length and rides on a 2,680 mm wheelbase. These generous dimensions endow the H6 with class-leading spaciousness. From the driver’s seat, the emphasis on maximum ergonomic efficiency is obvious.

Leather adorned front seats

The leather-trimmed steering wheel is adjustable for both rake and reach, the facia-mounted gear-lever falls easily to hand, and there are fold-out armrests for both front seats. The all-new Haval H6’s interior is finished in upmarket black, with satin silver accents further contributing to the sophisticated ambience. Leather and soft-touch surfaces also appear on the doors. The crowning jewel of the all-new Haval H6’s standard features list is its comprehensive infotainment system. 



A full-colour touch-screen system is mounted in the centre of the facia within easy reach, and features radio/CD/DVD/MP3 playback. It is further supported by a mini-SD slot and USB and auxiliary ports mounted in the storage box between the seats. When reverse gear is selected, the screen displays a feed from the rear-mounted camera, aiding in parking manoeuvres. An audible warning system is also activated when reversing.

Spacious and practical boot

Other standard features available with the All-New Haval H6 include climate control, power steering, cruise control, electric windows all-round, electric mirror adjustment, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights with manual levelling, among others.


Rear of the GWM Haval H6

The all-new Haval H6 continues the successive story that was started with the Haval H5. However, the crossover seems to improve on every aspect the Haval H5 had, something many numerous buyers will appreciate. Does the all-new Haval H6 have what it takes to be a worthy successor to the Haval H6? Leave your comments below.