Haval’s lat­est of­fer­ing is a con­fi­dent step in the right di­rec­tion

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I11,01 sec 140 kw/310 N.m 190 km/h T must irk Chi­nese car man­u­fac­tur­ers no end when the West­ern mo­tor­ing press gives a “close, but no cigar” ap­praisal of its prod­ucts. But, this long-stand­ing sum­ma­tion is wear­ing thin as man­u­fac­tur­ers such as GWM’S up­mar­ket Haval arm in­tro­duce in­creas­ingly im­proved prod­ucts to our mar­ket. The com­pe­tency of the rm’s mid-tier H2 im­pressed the CAR team when we tested it in our Septem­ber 2017 is­sue, and now the H6 C has moved the game along fur­ther still. Al­though it shares its plat­form with the GWM H6 that we sam­pled back in 2014, the H6 C is in ev­ery other re­spect a new mid-range model that ush­ers in bet­ter ma­te­rial and aes­thetic qual­i­ties, a pol­ished ap­pear­ance and a tur­bocharged engine.

There is a propen­sity, al­beit a some­what un­fair one, to search for Euro­pean styling in uences in East­ern cars, and the H6 C is no ex­cep­tion. There are de nite hints of Audi Q5 about the nose and tail, while the rak­ish roo ine has some­thing of an Evoque avour to it. How­ever, to Haval’s credit, these styling el­e­ments

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