Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
1 minute read
22 Aug 2019
10:59 am

Facelift Haval H2 comes clean at Festival of Motoring

Charl Bosch

With its footprint in South Africa continuing to grow, the luxury division of Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM), Haval sprung a surprise by unveiling the facelift H2 at the Kyalami Festival of Motoring this past Wednesday (21 August).

The best-selling model in the Baoding based marque’s line-up with a reported 700 000 units sold globally since its introduction in 2016, the updates applied to the H2 are extensive in the form of a redesigned front bumper and fenders, restyled headlights with daytime running LEDs, a new hexagonal grille, revised rear bumper taillights, a chrome central bootlid strip, new five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome faux diffuser and chrome tipped dual exhaust outlets.

Inside, the H2 gains upgraded materials, a new gear lever for automatic models and a standard sunroof across the range with a panoramic roof being available on the flagship Luxury.

In terms of range, the H2 is again split into two trim levels; City and Luxury with equipment levels being unchanged from the pre-facelift model. The same applies to the drivetrain where the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 105kW/202Nm, and can be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. As before, drive is directed to the front wheels only.

Available in a choice of eight colours; Brown, Hamilton White, Classical Black, Pittsburgh Silver, Atlantis Blue, Datura Red, Brown with a contrasting white roof and Red with a black roof, the H2 comes standard with a five year/100 000 km warranty and a five year/60 000 km service plan.

Somewhat surprisingly, no prices were revealed.

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