Haval H9 Seven seat AWD SUV Radio Review

Haval H9Australians might be familiar with the Chinese Great Wall utes.  Great Wall also has another brand name Haval which sells a range of SUVs. David Brown has been testing their latest.

Haval’s latest  model is an update of their large H9 seven seat SUV.  The previous model wasn’t bad but needed a few refinements. The latest model is certainly better.

It has a modest sized 2 litre four cylinder petrol engine with a surprising 180 kw coupled to an eight-speed gear box which full four wheel drive.

Plenty of safety and comfort features – the top of the line Ultra even has a massage function in the front seats.

The base model is $42,000 and the Ultra $47,000 drive away.

The Chinese are doing what the Japanese did 30 or more years ago only in a quicker time frame.

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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