Kyalami - Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors has rolled out the second model in its South African range of Haval premium sub-brand, the H6 C SUV.
The C, we are told, stands for Coupe, which this patently is not. It’s a five-seat, five-door crossover, 4549mm long, 2120mm wide and 1700mm high, with a two-litre, direct-injection turbopetrol four, rated for 140kW and 310Nm from 2000-3600rpm, driving the front wheels via either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed double-clutch transmission bought in from German specialist Getrag (all-wheel drive is available to special order).
The entry-level City trim level includes such niceties as dual-zone climate control, electric windows and folding side mirrors with demisters, keyless entry, a seven-speaker sound system, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera, satellite controls on the steering wheel, and automatic headlights and wipers. It runs on 17 inch wheels shod with 225/65 rubber.
Premium-spec derivatives add 19 inch alloys wearing 225/55 radials synthetic, leather upholstery and an eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat and tyre pressure monitoring.