2024 GWM Haval H9 Revealed, Aiming to Challenge Ford Everest

Matt Brand
January 16, 2024
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Great Wall Motors (GWM), a leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, has recently unveiled its second-generation Haval H9. This seven-seat four-wheel-drive wagon is poised to make its Australian debut following its initial showcase at the Beijing motor show in April 2024.

The revamped H9, aiming to rival the likes of Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X, represents a significant overhaul from its first iteration available in Australia from 2015 to 2021. Key highlights include its availability as a seven-seater, equipped with either a petrol or diesel engine, both paired with automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive. Its robust ladder-frame chassis further enhances its appeal.

Anticipation grows for the Australian market, with GWM Haval yet to confirm the launch timeline. The previous Haval H9 model's competitive pricing of $41,990 drive-away hints at an attractive price point for this new version.

The 2024 H9 boasts a striking design, mirroring the aesthetics of the Tank brand, particularly the Tank 300, currently sold in Australia. Its bold front end features round LED headlamps and a prominent grille, while the sides and rear display a pronounced shoulder line and a boxier glasshouse.

In terms of dimensions, the H9 measures 4859mm in length, 1934mm in width, and 1853mm in height, with a substantial ground clearance of 224mm.

Interior specifications, while not officially disclosed, are expected to include dual 12.3-inch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system. Engine options in China include a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol unit and a 2.4-litre diesel engine, both promising improved towing capacity over the 2500kg of its predecessor.

The 2024 GWM Haval H9 offers a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with 167 kW and a turbocharged 2.4-litre diesel engine producing 137 kW.

GWM Haval's Australian division is currently refining its SUV strategy for 2024 and beyond, with the new H9 on the radar but not yet confirmed for the Australian market. The company's evolving approach now markets Haval and Tank SUVs, along with Ora electric cars, under the unified GWM banner. The upcoming introduction of the Tank 500 is set to re-establish GWM's presence in the three-row SUV segment in Australia, compensating for the H9's absence since 2021.

Engage with us and share your thoughts on the upcoming 2024 GWM Haval H9 and its potential impact on the Australian SUV market!

Matt Brand
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