Haval H9 2020 Radio Review

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Great Wall Motors the Chinese company that makes Great Wall, Haval and several other brands is said to be the biggest ute and SUV manufacturer in China. David Brown reports on a car they hope will make it here.

The Havel H9 is a large SUV. Plain on the outside with a moderate sized two litre turbocharge petrol engine.

But its big strength is the features on the inside.  The top of the range Ultra has heated, ventilated and massaging front seats.

There’s huge rain sensing panoramic sunroof, a 10 speaker INFINITY sound system, heated steering wheel, and Comfort-Tec seating

But no sat nav.

It has six driving modes Auto, Sand, Snow, Mud, low range and Sport

The base model is $42,000 and the upmarket is Ultra $46,000 and that’s drive away prices.

Competent off-road and value for money without paying for a brand name.


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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto