The company plans to officially launch the Chinese sport utility vehicle (SUV) towards the end of this year for less-than RM200,000. It will be available in two variants of Luxury and Ultra and can be had in five colour options of Alaskan White, Ebony, Sleek Silver, Kakadu and Bronze.
Under the hood, the seven-seater SUV promises a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine producing 160hp and 324Nm torque for the 4X4 all-wheel drive system.
The SUV will also come boasting of safety with its electronic stability programme from Bosch, hill descent and ascent control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, tyre pressure monitoring system, intelligent adaptive front-lighting system and six airbags.
Although the H9 is due to arrive in CBU form, the company also announced that a locally-assembled version will be available towards the middle of 2019.
Also on display at the show is the H8 SUV and according to the company, it may consider introducing it to the local market if it manages to generate enough interest.
“We are looking forward to launch the Haval H9 model later this year. I must emphasise this new model is definitely part of our efforts to open the opportunity to Malaysians the options to own a SUV at a competitive price in this particular segment,” said Go Auto Group executive director Datuk SM Azli SM Nasimuddin Kamal
The company also just recently started its 'Reimagine Campaign' which offers new customers and current Haval owners savings of up to RM3,000 when purchasing a new Haval SUV.
Also, as part of the campaign, the HAVAL Rocks The Town will have a Haval SUV for a road cruiser visiting the public around the nation and will hold fun-filled activities and contests with prizes up for grabs to help create brand awareness.
The Company targets to sell 2,650 units this year after having sold a total of 4,500 units from 2014 to 2017.
HAVAL Malaysia plans to further expand its export market to include Myanmar and the Philippines from the current list of Cambodia, Brunei, Batam and Indonesia.