The third-generation H6 SUV performed well across all areas against ANCAP’s stringent 2022 testing criteria
The H6 scored well in most areas with the highlight being a 90 percent rating for adult occupant protection, followed by child occupant protection which received a rating of 88 percent.
Vulnerable road user protection scored 73 percent while safety-assist features scored 81 percent.
ANCAP’s chief executive officer Carla Hoorweg said that the Haval H6 has been able to keep up with evolving safety standards.
“This is GWM’s first new Haval SUV model to the Australasian market for a number of years. Delivering a five-star vehicle to the market against ANCAP’s latest 2022 protocols demonstrates the brand has kept pace with the latest ANCAP safety standards and consumer safety expectations,” she said.
Some places to work on for the next car include rear pedestrian ‘backover’ safety which was poorly rated, while autonomous emergency braking at night for pedestrian detection was only deemed ‘marginal’.
A lack of some onboard safety features was also an area to improve on, such as ISOFIX points and integrated child restraints.
Car-to-car autonomous emergency braking was one of the Haval H6’s strong points, along with solid adult occupant protection and AEB for cyclists.
The Haval H6 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that produces 150kW of power and 320Nm of torque. The car competes with high-volume SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5.
An Haval H6 GT is also in the works with identical power and torque, while a Hybrid variant will soon arrive in Australia.
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