Driving off the beaten track sometimes delivers a variety of challenging driving conditions. Fortunately, the HAVAL H9 LUX comes complete with six selectable driving modes designed to adjust the various engine, transmission and chassis systems to deliver optimum performance across all terrains.
Xenon headlamps are standard on all H9 models to brilliantly illuminate the road ahead, while the ULTRA version features Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) that allows the driver to 'look around' corners. Ambient light sensors constantly monitor the brightness of the surrounding environment and switch the headlamps on and off automatically.
Function blends seamlessly with form from the distinctive horizontal chrome grille bars to the smooth operation of the tailgate. Other practical standard features include puddle lamps built into the large side mirrors and side steps for ease of entry and exit.
At a time when other manufacturers are squeezing third row seats into mid-size SUVs, HAVAL is providing a generous 700mm of leg room for third row customers in the H9 for similar money. It means every drive with your family is no longer a squeeze, it's the adventure you've always wanted it to be.
An all-new panoramic sunroof dominates the view in the range-topping ULTRA version, while the LUX now has a standard sunroof in its equipment list. It means family adventures in the new H9 now come with a terrific vista view.
The instrument panel combines large, easy to read analogue dials for speedometer and tachometer and houses a 3.5-inch LED screen complete with a host of driver-friendly read-outs including speed, average speed, fuel consumption, distance to empty and tyre pressure monitoring. These displays are accessed and cycled via the steering-wheel-mounted switchgear.
The HAVAL H9 offers class-leading levels of quality, comfort and a number of functions for both the driver and passengers. On the ULTRA you will find soft, durable and wipe-clean Comfort-Tek seats. The ULTRA front seats are heated, ventilated, have under knee support and offer an adjustable massaging function that makes driving a absolute pleasure.
The climate control system in the HAVAL H9 means every occupant is seated in maximum comfort. The driver, front passenger and rear passengers can all dial in their preferred temperature setting, making arguments over heater settings a distant memory. Powerful fans and high mounted vents in all three rows ensures air flow is swift and plentiful.
The H9 LUX comes with a high-fidelity sound system that delivers crystal clear sound from a variety of sources (Bluetooth, CD, USB, radio) through seven quality speakers. Move up to the H9 ULTRA and the sound system comes with 10 INFINITY speakers, including an under-seat mounted subwoofer. Both systems can be controlled via the steering-wheel mounted controls.
The new HAVAL H9 comes with a petrol engine, turbocharged to deliver 180kW and 350 Newton-metres. The H9 engine uses a turbocharger boasting variable geometry technology, which alters the pitch of the fan blades to provide optimum performance according to the driving conditions. Drive it and you’ll experience smoother take-off, more powerful acceleration when required and improved fuel economy at cruising speeds. It also features a twin channel charger intake system to improve turbo performance, while variable valve timing (VVT) delivers maximum power, increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
This setting is for enthusiast driving on bitumen roads, and ensures the ZF 8-speed transmission holds lower gears for longer before changing up. At speeds below 80 km/h, the top two overdriven gears are locked out for optimum performance feel and when the mood takes you, switch the H9 to Sport mode and flick the paddle shifters for that extra dose of adrenalin.
The front wheels ride on a double wishbone suspension, with unequal length upper and lower wishbones designed to change camber angle to easily accommodate any change in road surface. That means the tyre maintains maximum contact with the road, reducing tyre wear and delivering a smooth, comfortable ride for you and your family.
The multi-link rear suspension provides high levels of control, greatly reducing undue forces generated by the road surface. This improves comfort levels for all occupants and helps deliver optimum launch feel and braking power.
If the vehicle in front brakes suddenly and you don’t have enough time to respond, the HAVAL H9 will instantly apply the brakes to help avoid an accident. The H9 AEB scans the road 20 times per second.
*Autonomous Emergency Braking (Vehicle Detection AEB) system is designed to reduce the risk of a collision with another vehicle. Safety features are not a substitute for driver alertness and may not operate in some driving and road conditions or adverse weather. Drivers should always drive carefully and never rely wholly on the system for safety.
Working in tandem with BSM, LDW constantly monitors your environment and, if it detects you moving outside your lane without using your indicator, will sound an audible buzzer and flash a warning on screen to help you stay safe.
ACC takes the stress out of freeway travel and operates from 30 km/h. If the vehicle in front slows down, the H9 will also slow down to maintain a safe distance.
Statistics show that a quarter of all side impact collisions could be eliminated by having BSM fitted. Using strategically mounted radar sensors, BSM monitors vehicles moving up on either side and lets you know via an amber indicator mounted on the inside of each side vision mirror. If you indicate to change lanes with a vehicle still in the blind spot, BSM sounds an audible warning to help you stay safe.
HDC is part of the latest Bosch V9.0 stability control system that is standard on all H9s. When heading down a steep hill, engaging HDC means the H9 will take over braking, applying pressure to each wheel individually to ease you safely to level ground. All the driver needs to do is keep the car heading in the right direction. It’s peace of mind motoring to keep you and your family safe.
RCTA is an extension of the rear camera system and designed to warn the driver of any cars that are entering your path when reversing. This is particularly helpful in a busy parking lot, where RCTA can detect moving cars far quicker than human senses.
The H9 ULTRA also features Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) that allows the driver to 'look around' corners and automatically adjusting levels when traversing up and down hills. Ambient light sensors constantly monitor the brightness of the surrounding environment and switch the headlamps on and off automatically.
HAVAL dynamic engineers use the latest generation Bosch Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to improve vehicle stability, reduce traction loss and reduce the risk of accident due to loss of car control.
ESP comes with two useful safety suites particularly designed to assist with off-road driving: Hill Hold Control (HHC) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Both versions of the new H9 come standard with HAVAL's proven All-Terrain Control System (ATCS) to enhance off-road performance. ATCS allows customers to choose the on- and off-road setting to suit their environment and offer maximum performance and safety at the turn of a dial.
Anyone who has been at a boat launch has watched vehicles claiming to be SUVs struggle to tow a boat out of the water. The locking rear differential in the H9 delivers maximum traction exactly when you need it with the push of a button. It’s also a handy feature in rugged off-road conditions.
The H9 is also fitted with active Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Safety experts believe that incorrect tyre pressures contribute to around 80% of accidents involving punctures, which is why tyre pressure monitoring systems are now mandatory in the US.
AUTO:The system automatically adapts to any on- or off-road situation and is designed as a select and forget setting. This is the recommended setting for most customers for optimum performance and economy.
SNOW:Traction is adjusted for the slippery conditions prevalent in snow, utilising the high torque of the engine and the technology of the ZF 8AT to start in second gear to minimise slippage and maximise traction.
SAND:The Bosch Generation 9.0 Traction Control System allows higher engine speeds and torque for maximum traction through dry sand.
MUD:Operates like the snow setting, but employs the BorgWarner transfer case to sense slip in one wheel and transfer torque to the appropriate wheel for optimum drive efficiency.
4L:This setting is for the toughest conditions, or when maximum traction is required such as towing through muddy conditions. By engaging the low-range transmission, the torque of the engine is multiplied by a factor of up to 2.48.