The Haval Jolion range has climbed in price for the 2022 model year despite no extra equipment additions.
The Jolion is Haval’s entrant in the popular small SUV class and for 2022 the range has had its price bumped by $1000 without additional equipment being added – the second time this has occurred since the car’s Australian launch in February 2021.
While the Jolion line now starts at $27,490 driveaway for the Premium base model, its equipment list remains reasonably competitive with what rivals like the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30 offer for the same price.
The Premium features cloth-appointed manually-adjustable front seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, four-speaker stereo and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Importantly, safety kit such as rear cross-traffic alert, frontal AEB with junction assist, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning are standard across the Jolion range.
Moving up to the mid-spec Jolion Lux ($29,990 driveaway) adds LED headlights and 7.0-inch digital driver’s display alongside a leather-appointed steering wheel with paddle shifters, comfort-tek synthetic leather upholstery, six-way electric adjustment for the driver’s seat and heating for both front passengers.
The range-topping Jolion Ultra scores a more generous 12.3-inch central touchscreen, 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless charging and a panoramic sunroof for $32,990 driveaway.
Every Jolion currently sold in Australia uses the same powertrain, a 110kW/220Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol hooked up to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
However, a 142kW/375Nm series-parallel hybrid powertrain was launched last November in Thailand which could be on the cards for Australian arrival to take on the Toyota C-HR hybrid.
Aside from the extra grunt, that powertrain could drop the claimed fuel consumption from the current Jolion’s 8.1L/100km ADR figure to under 5L/100km.
If the hybrid’s business case is strong enough to break into the Australian market, then pricing is likely to start below $40,000 in mid or upper trim levels.
National driveaway prices are listed below
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