New Haval Jolyon review

Australian motorists struggling with high fuel prices and a year’s delay of popular models may find relief in the Haval Jolion Hybrid.

The new model offers fuel-saving technology from a brand that focuses on value and doesn’t have the next — and never-ending — waiting lists for home brands like Toyota.

Built by the SUV subsidiary of Great Wall Motor of China, the Haval Jollion takes on established models such as the Honda HR-V Hybrid, and new entrants in Toyota’s Corolla Cross.

It comes in the Ultra category fully loaded at a price of $40,990.

Price alone will attract value-conscious buyers, as it reduces similarly equipped competitors by at least $5,000.

Look closely, and the value will erode when you consider that it costs $7,000 more than a gasoline-powered Jolion.

Drivers will warm to the car’s good looks, with a large grille, 18-inch alloy wheels and chunky Haval badges at the rear.

Inside, passengers are greeted with plush heated front seats wrapped in faux leather.

Luxurious-looking, soft-touch materials throughout the cabin join a panoramic sunroof and head-up display in a list of rarely found features at this price.

12.5-inch central touchscreen display compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth®, complemented by a wireless device charger and a pair of USB charging points.

The 7-inch color digital instrument cluster screen isn’t as polished as some competitors, and access to information like average fuel usage isn’t intuitive.

Other functional features include a smartphone plug positioned next to your passenger’s leg, and stereo volume controls limited to a height-adjusting steering wheel but not accessible.

The rear seat has plenty of legroom and is served by a pair of USB charging points and two air conditioning vents.

Trunk space has been reduced from 430 liters of gasoline Jolion to 390 liters, and the spare tire has been ditched in favor of a repair kit.

The Haval’s safety technology is overbearing, with beeps and continuous chimes that wear down the driver faster than an unsupervised toddler with a xylophone.

The prominent camera on the front pillar that stares at the driver gives the feeling of unease that comes from viewing it.

Jolion also pops up weird warning messages on the center screen like “Hey, don’t stray” and then gives you the option to press “Yes” or “No”.

Besides, the Jolion Hybrid will automatically brake if it detects a potential collision with a vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian.

Multiple features combine to keep you centered in your lane, and Jolion will let you know if the vehicle is in a blind spot. It even brakes automatically when reversing to avoid collision with vehicles approaching from the side.

Jolion’s hybrid power solution is a step above the standard car’s high-performance turbocharged petrol and dual-clutch engine.

It feels lively off the mark thanks to the electric motor’s instant torque and intriguing two-speed automatic transmission that prioritizes electric power at low gear.

A 1.5 liter petrol engine and an electric motor of 139 kW and 375 Nm are combined to the front wheels that fire up the wheel if you’re greedy with throttle around town. In urban environments, the petrol-electric range feels like a stretch on highways or steep hills, effortlessly in urban environments.

The gasoline engine feels rough and light outside of its comfort zone, a feeling underlined by the intrusive off-road noise.

The stiff suspension means that the Jolion feels cramped by smaller bumps and tends to buckle over large potholes and imperfections.

Once at cruising speed, the Jolion is a convenient performer and a comfortable space for long drives.

The Jolion exercises solid body control while keeping tilt to a minimum through corners, but the psychedelic steering doesn’t inspire confidence.

The alleged fuel use of 5.0 l / 100 km is the biggest seller and only requires cheaper unleaded gasoline.

HAVAL sweetens the deal with a seven-year/unlimited km warranty and a five-year rate service program.


The Jolion Hybrid offers decent value while getting close to challenging established favourites.

Haval Jolyon Vitals Hybrid Ultra

price $40,990 by car

engine 1.5 liter gasoline engine and electric motor, 139 kW and 375 Nm

Warranty / Service 7 years/unlimited km, $1,550 over five yearss

safety 7 Airbags, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Braking, Door Opening Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Bird’s Eye View Camera and Driver Attention Warning.

Third 5.0 liters per 100 km

additional repair kit

long shoes 390

Originally Posted as HAVAL Jolion Hybrid Could Be Your Answer to Fuel Costs and Waiting Lists

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