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TheChamp

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Impressive sales by the new Jolion. They still haven't bothered with a facelift for the H9, they are sleeping on the job.
 

Sumen

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Chasing Cars review of the 2021 Jolion

After watching that I now understand how they managed to start the pricing at R300 000, it's still good value for money if you can look past the little niggles
 

TheChamp

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Here's to hoping they sell them at China prices and not aim that at the competitor's price point just cause they can. We need real market disruption.
I thought I would quote this post from 2017, the market disruption has indeed been declared, Haval is taking the fight to the big boys.
 

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China’s Ora brand patents ‘Beetle copy’ in Europe – report

Chinese car brand ORA, which is owned by Great Wall Motors, turned more than a few heads at the Shanghai Auto Show back in April when it pulled the covers off a new Beetle-inspired hatchback called the Punk Cat. But not only is the carmaker forging ahead with a design that many consider to be a shameless copy of the original Volkswagen Beetle (albeit now with five doors), but the company has reportedly also patented the design in Europe.

According to Carscoops, Great Wall has patented two Beetle-like designs not only in China, but in the European Union too. The one design closely resembles the aforementioned Punk Cat and the other is fairly similar but with a smoother shape and different headlights and taillights.

But will Volkswagen be taking any legal action? Back in April Volkswagen implied that it was investigating the matter, Carscoops reported, and one can’t help but wonder if this new patent application (and the implied intention to sell the Punk Cat in Europe) will prove to be the final straw for Volkswagen.

To our knowledge, Ora hasn’t released any technical specifications for the Punk Cat as yet, however, CarExpert reports that the newcomer is likely to be powered by a front-mounted electric motor that produces around 106 kW, and offer a range of between 400 km and 500 km, depending on the battery option chosen.


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FiestaST

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Is a Cheap Haval Electric SUV on the WEY?

Is Haval preparing to introduce an affordable electric SUV? Recent patent submissions in Australia seem to suggest so…

South Africa’s adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is far behind that of other regions in the world. There are multiple reasons for this fact but one of the main reasons is that EVs are just too expensive for the majority of South Africans.

If you consider the EVs that are currently available in South Africa, your options are limited to the BMW i3, Mini Cooper SE, Jaguar I-Pace and the Porsche Taycan (as well as the Taycan Cross Turismo). The Mini Cooper SE is currently the cheapest EV on sale in South Africa with a price tag of R686 400 while the top-of-the-range Porsche Taycan comes in eye-wateringly close to R4-million. More so, if you look at the electric cars destined to reach South Africa in 2021/22, they are not getting cheaper. No wonder you don’t see many EV’s on the road, no one can afford them!

One of the key hurdles to increasing EV adoption in South Africa is the introduction of affordable EVs that will appeal to a wider audience. Haval might be the brand to do it…

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring-news/is-a-cheap-haval-electric-suv-on-the-wey/96084/
 

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Haval Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury (2021) Review

Fast Facts
  • Model Tested: Haval Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury
  • Price: R398 900 (July 2021)
  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol
  • Power/Torque: 105 kW/210 Nm
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
  • Fuel efficiency: 7.5 L/100 km (claimed)
  • Load capacity: 337 litres
What does the Haval Jolion cost in South Africa?

The Haval Jolion 1.5T Super Luxury is the flagship of the Jolion line-up and is priced at R398 900 (July 2021). There are no optional extras to be added to this product. The price includes an impressive 5-year/100 000 km warranty and 5-year/60 000 km service plan.

Verdict

Given the extremely high interest in this newcomer to the market, the Haval Jolion was put through extra-intensive scrutiny during its tenure in our test fleet. In the end, we’re not sure what is more impressive – the seemingly multi-generational leaps in overall design and features that Haval has achieved with this model… or the VERY keen price at which the brand offers this level of product.

Only time will tell how sustainable the fledgling Chinese SUV brand’s aggressive pricing will be, but the reality of the matter is that even if the Jolion cost the same as its established rivals it would be worthy of very serious consideration – the offering itself has simply dramatically improved, although we still have concerns about its fuel economy.

So, should you seriously consider the Haval Jolion when shopping for a small crossover/compact family car in the R300 000 to R400 000 price bracket? In short… you’d be silly not to. In fact, some buyers looking for a new vehicle in the R400 000 to R600 000 ballpark may do well to give this newcomer a closer look!


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