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2019 Haval H2: What are the headroom and legroom measurements?
Detailed information like this is not usually included in the sales brochure. Nor do many (any?) road tests of a particular vehicle usually go into such detail. So in the end, I had to contact Haval Motors Australia which, in turn, contacted head office in China to find this info.
So, here’s how it pans out Kim: All the legroom figures are dependent on where the front seat is positioned and in the H2, front seat legroom is anything from 870mm to 1060mm. Rear seat legroom is from 650 to 910mm. In the H6, the same figures are 790 to 1000mm and 710 to 950mm respectively.
When it comes to headroom, front seat headroom in the H2 is 990mm and in the rear it’s 970mm. In the H6, the equivalent figures are 990mm and 950mm.
In the end, of course, those figures are just numbers and a far better idea is to visit a Haval showroom and take a seat in both vehicles to really see whether they suit you.
Can I wash a Haval engine?
I can’t imagine why you couldn’t wash the engine, just don’t flood it with water when you’re doing it.
Haval H2 2019: Safety and parts availability
It’s got an ANCAP safety rating of five stars, which is the highest possible. There is a suite of active and passive safety features including ABS brakes, numerous airbags, emergency brake assistance, traction control, and electronic stability control. There are dealers in all the state capitals and several major towns around the country, so parts and service shouldn’t be a problem.
Where are HAVAL cars made?
HAVAL cars are made in China. The brand falls under the banner of Great Wall Motors whose headquarters are in Baoding in the Hebei province. Outside of China there are factories that have imported Great Wall Motors' parts and assembled the cars on site.
What does Haval mean?
According to HAVAL Australia, it originally stemmed from the English translation of the Haval name in Chinese which is roughly “Harfu”. This was then translated into “Hover”, and eventually an agency developed it into HAVAL as a contraction of "have" and "value".
How does Australia combat prohibited materials in car imports?
There are strict regulations on asbestos as well as safety compliance, and there are significant penalties. When Great Wall and Chery importer Ateco Automotive discovered a problem with its vehicles it reported the issue to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which ordered a safety recall of almost 24,000 vehicles.