Haval M6 goes through a mild facelift
The Haval M6 crossover SUV is the only ‘M’ model offered by the Chinese carmaker. The experimental ‘M’ series emerged two years ago primarily targeted at young people, but it turned out to be a failure. Haval sold fewer M6s than it did the regular H6s, so it quickly wrapped up the experiment. You would think the company would want to abandon the ‘M’ series, given its unpopularity. But, contrary to all expectation, the M6 just received a minor mid-generational refresh.
The crossover, which approaches the Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of size, now boasts an enormous radiator grille and a redesigned front bumper.
The cabin remains intact. You can still upgrade your Haval M6 with such extras as a two-zone climate control, a multimedia system, a sunroof, and leather upholstery.
Technical improvements are few, but still there. The car’s invariable turbo-four engine retained its output at 150 hp (112 kW), but became eco-friendlier in the new iteration. The roll stabilization system has evolved to Gen.9. Transmission choices include six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT.
The Haval M6 currently sells for the equivalent of U.S. $9,600 in China.
Chief Editor Olga Markelova