PH-spec Haval H6 HEV could be offered in two variants

One of the newest returnees in the local auto industry is Great Wall Motors, and this time they're coming straight towards two of the hotly contested segments in the country – the crossover and pick-up class.

Great Wall Motors previewed its initial lineup of vehicles at the Batangas Racing Circuit recently, and one of them was the Haval H6 HEV. It's a promising crossover that offers plenty of features and springs a few nifty surprises as well.

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The H6 HEV is set to be launched at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show. But thanks to some insider information, we were able to get a hold of what could be the list of specs the H6 HEV will have.

For starters, GWM is likely to launch the H6 HEV in two variants – the DHT M, and the top-of-the-line DHT S. But whichever variant you get, they both share the same dimensions – 4623 mm long, 1886 mm wide, and 1730 mm tall with a 2738 mm wheelbase. Size-wise, the Haval H6 HEV measures close to the Honda CR-V and the Peugeot 5008.

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In addition, both variants could share the same engine – a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo with hybrid assist. On pure ICE power alone, the H6 HEV makes 148 PS and 230 Nm of torque. But when combined with the electric motor, that goes up to 240 PS and 530 Nm. Power is transferred to the front wheels by a dedicated hybrid transmission.

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Both the DHT M and DHT S variants may not have many differences outside, and they are likely to get LED light units on both front and rear, a power tailgate, auto-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers as standard. The only difference outside may be down to the tires and wheels – the top-spec variant could get 19-inch wheels, while the lower variant could have smaller 18-inch alloys.

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Inside, the Haval H6 HEV will have plenty of leather upholstery on the seats, the dashboard, and the steering wheel. Dual-zone climate control will be standard on both variants, as well as the 8-way electric seat adjustment for the driver.

The instrument cluster of both variants could be a 10.25-inch unit, but the DHT S variant could get a bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen head unit as opposed to the smaller 10.25-inch unit of the DHT M. Unlike other Chinese-made vehicles, the Haval H6 HEV will have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

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The Haval H6 HEV will have a long list of active and passive safety features, and those include 6 airbags, electronic stability control, hill descent, and hill start assist, a 360-degree view camera plus up to 10 combined sensors on the front and rear of the crossover.

Modern ADAS features such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist could come standard on the H6 HEV.

With that said, we'll keep everyone posted about more details regarding the 2023 Haval H6 HEV's specifications, as well as its pricing once it's revealed at MIAS 2023.