2023 GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid spotted – B-segment SUV with 1.5T, 7DCT; launching in Malaysia soon?

ByDinda Margareta

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2023 GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid spotted – B-segment SUV with 1.5T, 7DCT; launching in Malaysia soon?

When Wonderful Wall Motors (GWM) announced its entry into Malaysia again in July, we have been advised to anticipate the company’s 1st products from the fourth quarter of this 12 months. Among the designs established to be launched involve the Ora Very good Cat EV as very well as two Haval SUVs, specifically the H6 and Jolion.

In this article, we’re concentrating on the B-section Jolion, which has been spotted in Malaysia still once more. As with previous sightings, this blue case in point is uncamouflaged, whilst it is a tiny various as this packs a hybrid powertrain judging by the ‘HEV’ badges – the previous cars had been white and lacked those people badges.

The Jolion Hybrid is one thing we’re acquainted with, as the model created its worldwide debut in Thailand last November. In phrases of requirements, the SUV is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that is mated to a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission with an built-in electric motor. The total procedure output of this set up is 190 hp and 375 Nm of torque.

Visually, the hybrid variant is differentiated from the non-hybrid by its pinned grille insert (dubbed the Star Matrix) and blue accents on its outstanding headlamps, but normally appears quite very similar. This vehicle comes with 18-inch wheels, leather-based upholstery, automatic air-conditioning (with rear vents), a seven-inch electronic instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment technique.

In Thailand, the Jolion Hybrid also will come standard with 6 airbags, steadiness handle and a variety of driver support programs. These contain autonomous crisis braking, adaptive cruise manage with end and go, lane centring support, blind location checking, rear collision warning, rear cross targeted visitors warn and braking, a reversing assistant and park help for parallel, perpendicular and even diagonal parking.

In accordance to Headlightmag, the Jolion is available in a few variants – HEV Tech, HEV Pro and HEV Extremely – with costs ranging from 879,000 to 999,000 baht (RM109,077 to RM123,968).

When the Jolion is launched listed here, it will have no lack of rivals, with the likes of the Honda HR-V, Toyota Corolla Cross, Peugeot 2008 and Mazda CX-30 currently on sale. We’ll have to hold out for GWM Malaysia to deliver further details, such as a start day and pricing, but for now, does the Jolion seem to be an attractive proposition? Enable us know your thoughts in the opinions underneath.