Newcomers GWM Haval H6 Hybrid And upcoming H6 GT The ‘coupe SUV’ has both earned one Five star safety score From the Australian Crash Testing Authority ANCAP.
The results from the regular H6 petrol range were followed by achieving the highest crash score in March of this year.
ANCAP said it conducted additional frontal offset and diagonal pole tests on the H6 Hybrid to ensure the integrity of its batteries and high-voltage electrical equipment.
Through this additional crash test, ANCAP has chosen to extend the five-star rating to all variants of the Chinese-made medium SUV range.
In contrast, the H6 GT was not crash-tested separately, but after evaluation by ANCAP, it was found to have the same safety credentials as the regular H6, resulting in five stars.
The GWM Haval H6 is the latest in a series of Chinese-made vehicles to receive a five-star safety rating from ANCAP. These include the likes of GWM Ute, Polestar 2, MG ZS EV, and MG HS.
The entire GWM Haval H6 range achieved its five-star safety rating behind scores of 90 percent for adult occupant protection, 88 percent for child occupant protection, 73 percent for vulnerable road user protection and 81 percent for safety. Help
The ANCAP said the H6 “performed well across all areas of assessment”, giving full points for driver safety in both side impact and diagonal pole testing, front- and rear-seat occupant whiplash protection, and front-seat passenger safety. Frontal offset test.
Although a fine was imposed for the driver’s footwall, as it showed some signs of “loss of integrity” on the front offset test.
ANCAP praised the active safety features of the GWM Haval H6, providing a good rating across all emergency lane-keeping test situations, and car-to-car and car-to-cyclist autonomous emergency braking performance.
It also praised the H6’s junction support feature, which is able to prevent collisions with other vehicles in turn-point intersection testing scenes.
The standard security equipment across the GWM Haval H6 range includes the following:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist and junction assistance
- Lane-maintenance assistance
- Lane-centric assistance
- Lane-exit warning
- Blind-spot observation
- Driver attention monitoring
- Traffic sign recognition
- Safe exit warning
- Front, front and screen airbags and a center airbag
- Reversing camera
- Rear parking sensor
- Tire pressure monitoring system
Rear-cross traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control and front parking sensors are available at higher standards in the H6 Hybrid and petrol-powered H6 wagon ranges.
Although GWM Haval Australia did not specify the specific safety equipment specified for its upcoming H6 GT ‘coupe SUV’, it recently stated that it would meet AEB standards, including pedestrian and cyclist assistance, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance.
The 2022 GWM Haval H6 Hybrid recently sold in Australia in a single, fully-loaded front-wheel drive trim, priced from $ 45,990 drive-away.
It competes with the hugely popular Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in the mid-SUV segment.
As previously detailed, the H6 GT ‘coupe SUV’ is set to go on sale in July 2022 after initially signposting for the second-quarter 2022 launch.
Once sold, it will compete with Renault Arkana and Citroen C4.
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