Johannesburg, South Africa, January 23 of the year 2023: HAVAL South is expanding its HEV product line with the introduction of the hybrid electric self-charging HAVAL Jolion HEV. The introduction of a HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) in this segment of affordable compact SUVs will make hybrid motoring more accessible and allow more South Africans to benefit from this innovative powertrain configuration, which offers notable advantages in terms of both performance and fuel economy.
The Jolion HEV is distinguished from other Jolion vehicles by its LED Premium Vision headlights and fog lights. Image by HAVAL
The Jolion HEV is distinguished from the rest of the Jolion lineup by LED Premium Vision headlights and fog lights with blue accents, a distinctive diamond-shaped front grille, a redesigned front bumper, silver roof rails that mimic the vehicle’s natural lines, flared rear brake lights, a sporty rear diffuser, and dual vent rear spoilers. 17- or 18-inch sports alloy wheels complete the set, depending on the trim level. All of these elements come together to create a bold, attractive, and distinctive visual experience.
The hybrid drivetrain of the 1.5-liter Jolion HEV comprises a gasoline engine and an electric motor. A vehicle with sophisticated power balancing can function purely on electric power or through a combination of the electric motor and the internal combustion engine.
When particular requirements are reached during normal driving, pure electric power is seamlessly engaged. When higher speed and acceleration are necessary, the internal combustion engine provides additional power. Depending on driving conditions and user input, the Jolion HEV may fluidly transition between configurations including EV, Series Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid, and Regeneration.
The hybrid drivetrain of the 1.5-liter Jolion HEV comprises a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Image by HAVAL
A Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) combines the outputs of the combustion engine with the hybrid system to produce a total output of 140kW and 375Nm. Unique to this sector and hybrid vehicles is a launch control system inspired by performance that enables rapid acceleration from a stop. The HAVAL Jolion HEV is capable of utilizing as little as 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers, which is an unprecedented level of fuel efficiency.
A range of driving modes, including Standard, Eco, Sports, and Snow, allow the driver to customize the power delivery experience. With three Dynamic Adjustable Steering Modes, the steering wheel feel can be customized.
The cabin provides enough legroom for all passengers and a capacious trunk. Comfort is maximized with heated front seats, a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and a four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat. The cabin’s premium, soft-touch materials and elegant, contemporary design leave little to be desired.
Smart keyless entry with push-button start, a panoramic sunroof that adds space and dimension to the already spacious interior, a seven-inch color instrument cluster, and wireless charging are standard on Luxury and Super Luxury versions. Luxury variants offer a 10.25-inch Multimedia Touch Display that is pleasant to the touch. The 12.3-inch Multimedia Touch Display and Head-Up Display are standard on all Super Luxury variants.
All HAVAL Jolion HEV models are equipped for safety with an Electronic Stability System, Traction Control, ABS, and EBD. Dual front, side, and curtain airbags ensure passenger protection.
Anti-Roll System and Secondary Collision Mitigation, Uphill and Downhill Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Rear Parking Sensors are standard on all models.
All HAVAL Jolion HEV models are equipped for safety with an Electronic Stability System, Traction Control, ABS, and EBD.
In addition, Super Luxury models include a 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, Intelligent Turning Assist, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Detection, and Lane Change Assist. There are also several revolutionary driving assistance technologies present.
Intelligent Dodge is a Smart Collision Avoidance System that, when enabled, maintains a safe distance when passing heavy vehicles. After passing a truck or long vehicle, the vehicle will return to its correct position within the lane lines.
Rear Collision Warning will sound an alarm when a faster-approaching vehicle is detected. To aid the motorist in avoiding rear-end collisions, double flashes and a warning tone will be activated.
Automatic Emergency Braking enables the driver to avoid danger caused by a braking vehicle or the sudden movements of a pedestrian or cyclist at slower speeds by automatically applying the brakes to prevent a collision or, at the very least, lessen its severity when traveling at less than 60 kilometers per hour.
The HAVAL Jolion HEV is sold with a 5-year/60-thousand-kilometer service plan, a 5-year/100-thousand-kilometer guarantee, and an 8-year/150-thousand-kilometer hybrid battery warranty.
HAVAL Jolion HEV Luxury costs R549,950, whereas HAVAL Jolion HEV Super Luxury costs R579,950.
HAVAL HAVAL Jolion S 7DCT R479 950 Jolion Premium 7DCT R384 950 HAVAL Jolion Luxury 7DCT R414 950 HAVAL Jolion Super Luxury 7DCT R446 950 Jolion City 6MT R342 950 HAVAL Jolion Luxury 6MT R377 950 HAVAL