2024 GWM Haval Jolion price and specs: Prices cut, hybrid gets new look

There’s a new GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid now arriving in dealers, but the petrol model will look very familiar.

Confusingly, GWM has taken the Chitu/Red Rabbit – a close relation to the existing Jolion, which it entered production during the same year as – and is introducing it to various global markets such as ours.

But the new-look SUV is coming here only as a hybrid, taking the place of the ‘old shape’ Jolion Hybrid models.

Not only does it have a fresh look (for Australia), the new Jolion Hybrid also brings multi-link independent rear suspension, previously exclusive to the sporty Jolion S.

The sportier styling does result in reduced boot space however, which shrinks from 337L to 255L.

Those who prefer the old-look car will still be able to get it, albeit only with petrol power. Regardless of exterior appearance, all models share the same overall interior design.

Prices have been reduced for petrol models by between $1000 and $1500, while hybrid models are up to $2000 cheaper than the models they replace.

While the petrol models don’t get the new exterior, they do get some visual tweaks including a revised grille and bumpers.

The steering wheel now has four-way adjustment, replacing the two-way adjustment of the pre-update model.

Petrol-powered Ultra and S models are dead, as is the turbo 1.6-litre four used in the latter, with the old shape limited to lower-spec Premium and Lux trim levels

However, there’s a new Premium Hybrid, lowering the cost of entry into a hybrid Jolion.

Whether this abates confusion or causes more, GWM will market the new-look hybrid models as the Jolion Hybrid and not as the Jolion Pro – despite that name appearing on the tailgate.

“The rear of the vehicle carries Jolion Pro badging (consistent with global naming) but for simplicity of communication and to continue reinforcement of the Jolion nomenclature, this model will be marketed and sold as GWM Jolion Hybrid in the ANZ region,” the company says.

GWM is continuing its ‘Masterbrand’ strategy, and has put a prominent GWM wordmark on the tailgate as it de-emphasises the Haval name that’s now technically a sub-brand in Australia.

Pricing

Model Drive-away price
2024 GWM Haval Jolion Premium $26,990 (-$1500)
2024 GWM Haval Jolion Lux $29,990 (-$1000)
2024 GWM Haval Jolion Premium Hybrid $32,990 (NEW)
2024 GWM Haval Jolion Lux Hybrid $35,990 (-$1000)
2024 GWM Haval Jolion Ultra Hybrid $38,990 (-$2000)

Drivetrains

Petrol Hybrid
Powertrain 1.5L turbo 4cyl 1.5L hybrid 4cyl
Engine power 105kW 70kW
Engine torque 210Nm 125Nm
Electric motor power 115kW
Electric motor torque 250Nm
Total system power 140kW
Total system torque 375Nm
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch auto Dedicated Hybrid Transmission
Drive type Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive

Efficiency

Petrol Hybrid
Fuel economy – combined 8.1L/100km 5.1L/100km
Fuel type 91 RON 91 RON

While the Jolion Hybrid has the same powertrain as the old-look Hybrid, fuel consumption is up fractionally from 5.0L/100km.

Dimensions

Petrol Hybrid
Length 4472mm 4470mm
Width 1841mm 1898mm
Height 1574mm 1625mm
Wheelbase 2700mm 2700mm
Boot space (second row up) 337L 255L
Boot space (second row folded) 1133L 916L
Braked towing capacity 1500kg 1300kg
Unbraked towing capacity 750kg 750kg

Servicing and Warranty

The GWM Haval Jolion is backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

GWM offers five years of capped-price servicing. It hasn’t announced changes to its capped-price servicing costs, which are currently as follows:

Service Petrol Hybrid
12 months/10,000km $210 $225
24 months/25,000km $250 $250
36 months/40,000km $350 $400
48 months/55,000km $450 $550
60 months/70,000km $290 $225

Safety

The GWM Haval Jolion has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2022.

It received an adult occupant protection rating of 90 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 64 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 92 per cent.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Cyclist detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane centring
  • Emergency lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • 7 airbags
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors

Lux and up gain a surround-view camera, while the Ultra Hybrid also has front parking sensors.

Standard Equipment

There are five variants in the Jolion range: two ‘old look’ petrol models and three ‘new look’ hybrids.

The base Premium and Premium Hybrid come standard with the following equipment:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Halogen headlights
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Electric park brake
  • Hill descent control
  • Proximity entry with push-button start
  • 3.5-inch instrument cluster screen
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Rear air vents
  • 4-way manual steering wheel adjustment (NEW)
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Paddle shifter
  • Launch control (Premium Hybrid only)

The Lux and Lux Hybrid add:

  • LED headlights
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen (Lux Hybrid only)
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Luggage cover
  • 6-way power driver’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated vanity mirror

The Ultra Hybrid adds:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Ventilated driver’s seat (NEW)
  • 4-way power passenger seat (NEW)
  • Head-up display
  • Multi-colour ambient lighting
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist

Colours

Hamilton White paint is standard.

The following finishes costing an extra $495:

  • Golden Black
  • Mars Red (Premium, Lux only)
  • Azure Blue (Premium, Lux only)
  • Arctic Blue (hybrid models only)
  • Ayers Grey

Smoke Grey and Vivid Green have been removed from the palette.

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