August 19, 2021
The Haval Jolion was recently launched in South Africa to replace the H2 model, the trendy Chinese SUV. In the past, South African buyers were initially hesitant about changing their fierce loyalty to other brands, such as the Chinese brand Haval. Haval has firmly entrenched itself in the South African market since its first introduction in 2017. Its popularity has grown to such an extent that it is currently in 8th position as a best-selling car in South Africa. And this was all achieved in a matter of 5 years.1
With many competitors in the South African market, the Jolion stands out with its striking face decorated with chrome and attractive headlight/DRL features. The diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels add the finishing touches. Measuring 1 619 mm in height, 4 472 mm in length, and 1 814 mm in width, the impressive Jolion has a 2 700 mm-wheelbase.
According to Cars.co.za, the Jolion falls into the same quality class vehicle in the small crossover/compact family car segment. Soft and hard-wearing materials characterise the classy interior. The top-of-the-range Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury option, costing R398 900 (April 2021), boasts immaculate leather seats, while the driver’s seat can be electrically adjusted in 6 ways. It has an infotainment touchscreen, compatible with only Apple CarPlay at this stage. It is equipped with a 360-degree camera and reverse-view camera.
The Jolion has 6 airbags and is equipped with ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and traction control. However, crash testing results have not yet been done.
The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine has a power output of 105kW and 210 Nm of torque, transmitted via either a 5-speed gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine and transmission make a great combination, delivering bursts of acceleration when required. Paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel enhance the sporty driving experience.
The claimed fuel consumption is 8.1 L/100 km, but, according to Cars.co.za, their test drive resulted in fuel consumption of 9.5 L/100 km The test team considered this to be on the high side for a 1.5-litre engine, although they were also quick to point out that the car had not yet been run in.
The 1.5T City Manual sells for R229 900, whilst the 1.5T Luxury Manual goes for R332 900. The Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury, selling at R398 900, beats the Volkswagen T-Cross 1.5TSI 110 kW R-line (R458 000) in terms of having many more features and more space for its passengers.
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