Haval Motors Australia has cut pricing for its H2 small SUV yet again, while introducing a new entry-level variant with a six-speed manual gearbox and dropping all-wheel drive from the line-up.
The H2 range now consists of three grades, starting with the new H2 manual which checks in at $19,990 drive-away, followed by the Premium at $22,990, and the range-topping Luxury which is now priced at $26,990.
Both the Premium and the Luxury, which are exclusively available with an automatic transmission and a front-wheel driveline, are now $2000 less expensive.
For comparison, the similarly positioned MG ZS, which is also a Chinese-built front-wheel-drive small SUV, checks in at $20,990 plus on-road costs for the base Soul.
Meanwhile, Ssangyong's new Tivoli small SUV starts at $23,490 drive-away for the manually shifted EX.
This makes the Haval H2 one of Australia's cheapest entries into the ever-popular small SUV segment, while being backed by a seven-year/unlimited km warranty.
According to Haval Motors Australia and NZ marketing manager Bill Soo, the H2 is well suited for modern Australians.
"It's a new price point combined with one of the longest factory warranties in Australia" he said.
The vehicle is powered exclusively by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, and is equipped with standard features such as cruise control, reverse parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring and Bluetooth.
2018 Haval H2 list pricing
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