JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Comparative newcomer to the South African vehicle market, Haval, is without doubt stirring things up… particularly in the sport utility segment where its pricing is proving popular.
It’s most recent SUV, the conservatively-branded H2 was introduced to the South African market back in May 2017 and the company is claiming ”dramatically” increasing sales in the tough local market.
The company is, in fact, claiming second spot in sales for the small SUV category (third quarter of 2019) while simultaneously announcing a facelift to be revealed at the coming 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring ahead of launch in the first quarter of 2020.
It will be available in four derivatives with manual and auto drive trains and various levels of spec – base, City, and Luxury – in a choice of eight colours.
The model will have a revised grille. arrowhead lights and updated front and rear bumpers. The bonnet and fenders will also be updated though the 18” wheels rims, in a new five-spoked design, will be retained.
The cabin will have Carplay across the range – and a sunroof though the current engines, gearboxes, suspension, chassis and safety features will be continued.