Pricing for Haval Australia’s new small SUV has been revealed, with the Jolion to be more upmarket than its H2 predecessor when it launches in limited edition (LE) form in the coming weeks.
The Jolion’s range initially consists of the mid-range Lux LE and flagship Ultra LE variants, which are priced at $27,990 and $30,990 driveaway respectively, with the former $2000 dearer than its H2 equivalent, while the latter is without compare.
An entry-level Premium version is expected to be part of the permanent Jolion line-up alongside non-LE Lux and Ultra variants, but pricing and full specifications details for that trio are yet to be confirmed. For reference, the H2 Premium costs $22,990.
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Just 300 examples of the Lux LE and Ultra LE are available, with both getting a chrome grille insert with five horizontal louvres to stand out from the upcoming non-LE crowd.
Either way, a revised 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder petrol engine motivates the Jolion, with it producing 110kW of power at 5900rpm and 210Nm of torque from 1900-4500rpm, making it just as potent as the H2.
That said, the Jolion goes it alone with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (with paddle-shifters), while the H2 has a six-speed torque-converter unit. Nonetheless, both models send drive to the front wheels.
Fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 8.1L/100km, while carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are 186g/km.
Standard equipment in the Lux LE includes speed-sensitive steering, four drive modes (Eco, Standard, Sport and Snow), dusk-sensing LED headlights, daytime running lights and foglights; rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors with heating, 17-inch alloy wheels (with a space-saver spare), roof rails and rear privacy glass.
Inside, push-button start, a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay support, a six-speaker sound system, a 7.0-inch mutlfunction display, dual-zone climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to front autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition, driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, rear AEB, surround-view cameras, rear parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring.
Meanwhile, the Ultra LE adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a head-up display and a wireless smartphone charger.
Six paintwork options are available, with Hamilton White the only no-cost sold option, while the Golden Black, Ayers Grey, Blue Sapphire, Mars Red and Energy Green metallic hues all command a $450 premium.
Like all Haval Australia models, the Jolion comes with a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of roadside assistance.
For reference, the new Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Qashqai and Kia Seltos rival measures 4472mm long (with a 2700mm wheelbase), 1841mm wide and 1574mm tall. Its minimum cargo capacity is 430L, while its maximum is 1133L.
2021 Haval Jolion driveaway pricing