Haval has begun teasing a new mid life-cycle update model for its popular H6 SUV, via images published on Chinese social media network Weibo. Reportedly launching in Q3 of 2023, the new 2023 Haval H6 features a completely redesigned front fascia that looks suspiciously like a Lamborghini Urus.
The headlights on the new 2023 updated Haval H6 seem to have retained the same shape as before, but with what appears to be a new, more intricate lighting signature for the daytime-running lights.
The biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new grille… or lack-thereof to be more accurate, as the new 2023 facelift update seems to have ditched the chrome grille of the petrol model, as well as the frameless grille look of the PHEV, for a completely unique look dominated by a wide and tall lower grille element.
No detailed specifications have been revealed so far, nor were there any images of the new 2023 Haval H6’s interior. CarNewsChina.com reports however that it’ll be more than just a mere facelift, as it measures some 58 mm longer and 54 mm wider than before.
The publication also says that it’ll be offered in petrol, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid guises, with powertrain options likely to remain unchanged from before, depending on markets.
Here in Malaysia, the hybrid variant was previously already previewed for our markets during the Malaysia Auto Show 2023. Underneath the bonnet was a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine paired to a dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT) that makes a combined 243 hp and 530 Nm.
Given how Chinese carmakers often have different variants of the same vehicle for different markets, we’re unsure if this new 2023 Haval H6 facelift will eventually make its way into Malaysia. Do you prefer the new look, or the frameless one that was previewed in Malaysia earlier this year? Let us know in the comments below.
Haval H6 HEV previewed in Malaysia