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HAVAL H2 makes inroads into BD

Published : 15 Mar 2020 08:31 PM | Updated : 13 Oct 2021 06:03 AM

The new HAVAL H2 is rolling in the country. The H2 is a perfect combination of quality and efficiency. HAVAL is a specialist manufacturer of premium SUVs, Is the No.1 SUV brand in the world’s largest automotive market, and has been for the past 14 years.

Haval H2 2020, called it “Haval Reborn” it features a refreshed design. It’s more distinctive. It comes with a number of technical innovations: new engine with more performance and lower fuel consumption. Few excellent features are available with new H2, Apple car play, Panoramic roof, Alloys, Leatherette Seats, All around 6 airbags, break assists and anybody make this H2 much more safer.

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The price range starts from basic TK 2700000 to TK 5000000. In 2019-20 Haval H2 model is one of the most sold small SUV in Bangladesh. A market leader in the segment.

In 2017 Brand Finance valued HAVAL as the “world’s most powerful SUV brand” ahead of jeep and Land Rover. With over 3 million customers. Last year HAVAL was the world’s 10th largest SUV manufacturer outselling Mercedes, BMW and Mitsubeshi SUV’s.

Key Features of H2, 2020 model

  • 1.5 liter VVTI
  •  6 at with Tiptronic gear system
  • Apple Car play
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • 18’ Tire
  • Surrounded sound system
  • 4 way adjustable steering wheel
  • 6 way adjustable seat
  • PU leather seat
  • Parts comfortable with Toyota 

During the launching ceremony of Haval test drive models at the Cadet College Club, Ace Autos Haval boss Azharul Islam said he expected prospective customers to be convinced as quickly as he was to the value proposition of the HAVAL range. “The quality is evident as soon as you sit in the cars. Bangladesh is a country where SUV sales have increased rapidly in the past five years. We are confident our combination of quality product and outstanding value for money will prove popular with Bangladeshi customers.” 

How does it drive?

The H2 range is powered by a 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine with turbo kicking out a significant 105kW/202Nm. I was pleasantly surprised by the power and acceleration of this engine, feeling like this was a much larger engine. Freeway cruising at 120km/h is a breeze with the engine ticking over at just over 2000rpm.  

Overtaking acceleration showed no noticeable turbo lag. Road-holding and handling are comfortable and clearly on par with similar vehicles of this type.

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The 6-speed automatic gearbox is smooth and efficient and makes for an easy and relaxed driving style. During normal driving, shifts are smooth and go almost totally unnoticed.

With fuel economy being such a critical issue to buyers, during the test period I used the H2 mainly for commuting purposes with some traffic involved. I returned the car with the on-board computer showing 8.2-litres/100km which should be easily achievable. Rear seat space is once again on par for the market sector, as is the boot space. There is a full-sized alloy wheel under the boot floor and a pull-out cover to hide valuables from prying eyes.

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