Cost of admission to the new GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid has just been revealed, with the brand announcing a new Lux variant of its electric SUV.
Worth on $36,990 drive away, it undercuts the Jolion Ultra Hybrid by $3000. Order books are open and the first deliveries are starting to arrive, and GWM says they will be available in showrooms in the “coming weeks”.
Externally, it is indistinguishable from the Ultra Hybrid apart from the lack of a panoramic sunroof.
It shares the front fascia of the more expensive hybrid model, including a special hybrid-only grille and blue light trim, and also uses the same 18-inch alloy wheels.
That’s despite the non-hybrid Jolion Lux riding 17s smaller than the Ultra.
Otherwise, the Jolion Lux Hybrid shares the same list of features as its petrol counterpart.
That means it ditches the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless smartphone charger, head-up display and panoramic sunroof.
The color options are the same as the Ultra Hybrid, and consist of:
- Hamilton White
- Gray Smoke
- Black Gold
- Glacier Blue
- Azure blue
- Red Mars
Naturally, the Lux Hybrid features the same powertrain as the Ultra Hybrid, consisting of a 1.5 liter petrol enginepaired with what Haval calls a Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) consisting of an electric motor and a gearbox.
The combined power peak is 139kWand the peak combined torque is 375Nm.
It is front-wheel drive, and uses claimed 5.0 liters per 100km on the combined cycle. The Toyota RAV4 2WD Hybrid uses 4.7L/100km on the combined cycle, while the Kia Niro Hybrid uses a claimed 4.0L/100km.
GWM is busy expanding the Haval Jolion network.
The Ultra Hybrid arrived late last year, and was followed by a sportier S that featured a more powerful version of the standard car’s turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and multi-link rear suspension.
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