The Premium grade of the Jolion is the entry point into this small SUV with a driveaway price of $26,990.
Coming standard on the Premium are 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a 10.25-inch touchscreen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, reversing camera and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, fabric seats, air-conditioning, a proximity key and push button start.
All Jolions have the same engine regardless of which grade you pick. It's a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder making 110kW/220Nm.
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The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is one of the better versions of this type of transmission I’ve tested.
Haval says after a combination of open and urban roads the Jolion should use 8.1L/100km. My testing saw our car use 9.2L/100km, measured at the fuel pump.
The Jolion is yet to be given an ANCAP crash rating, and we will report on this when it’s announced.
All grades have AEB which can detect cyclists and pedestrians, there’s lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic alert with braking, blind spot warning and traffic sign recognition.