In recent months and years, the focus within the GWM camp has shifted from creating products that appeal to clientele solely from a motoring perspective, to understanding what drivers want and need from their vehicles beyond mere mobility.
Life is complex and the world is constantly changing, which is why we have adopted a fresh new mentality towards innovation. In order to offer smart mobility solutions, the GWM research and development team was built out to 19 000+ individuals (30% of our global employees), bolstered by a 21.22% year on year investment in their work alone.
The result has been the development of industry-leading technology in hybrid tech, autonomous driving, intelligent interior, fuel efficiency, alternative energy (EV and hydrogen power), and more.
Much of our new-found knowledge has been poured into the development and rollout of our brand-new HAVAL offering, the JOLION compact SUV, which has been developed with the needs of discerning drivers in mind and will appeal to South African motorists who want to enjoy a full range of contemporary creatures comforts with a reasonable price tag attached.
JOLION, which means ‘first love’, is an apt moniker for this enticing vehicle which features an expressive, futuristic Phil Simmonds design that is accentuated by styling lines that run into the LED headlights and tail lamps for an elegant, yet sporty look with split-design daytime running lights adding a dash of dapper panache, rounded off with tasteful chrome accents.
Inside, the JOLION is decidedly sporty, with a premium combination of carefully considered interior details that centre on interconnected ergonomics. Soft touch materials add to the luxe look and feel, with expert detailing and finishing apparent in every nook and cranny (e.g. the thoughtful handbag cubby beneath the gear shifter).
The spacious interior of the JOILION is also packed with the latest tech, including a centre console with an innovative rotary dial shifter in auto models, which saves cabin space and appeals to modern-day driving needs. Drivers can also look forward to:
No matter where you travel, the JOLION will get you there in safety and style. To this end, the developers have gone above and beyond by adding future-proof safety features, including:
Best of all? These features are not optional – it comes standard on all JOLION models.
South African motoring enthusiasts will also be happy to know that there are no less than 5 variants of the JOLIION, with plenty of room for specification. This includes:
HAVAL JOLION 1,5T MT 2WD CITY R299 900,00
HAVAL JOLION 1,5T MT 2WD LUXURY R332 900,00
HAVAL JOLION 1,5T 7DCT 2WD PREMIUM R339 900,00
HAVAL JOLION 1,5T 7DCT 2WD LUXURY R367 900,00
HAVAL JOLION 1,5T 7DCT 2WD SUPER LUXURY R398 900,00
All five of these variants are subject to a 5-year/100 000km warranty, and 5-year/60 000km service plan.
The HAVAL JOLION truly represents a brand-new frontier in user-centric design, and is likely to stand as a bastion in the compact SUV segments for many years to come. Book a test drive to today to see how it handles!