The GWM Haval Jolion is getting a efficiency increase.

Following the introduction of the efficiency-focused Jolion Hybrid earlier this yr, the Chinese model is introducing the 2023 GWM Haval Jolion S, a extra highly effective sports activities variant full with a extra refined impartial rear suspension system priced from $36,990 drive-away.

Bridging the hole between the Jolion Ultra ($33,990 D/A) and the Jolion Ultra Hybrid ($41,990 D/A), the Jolion S will get a 130kW/270Nm model of the bottom automobile’s 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine – will increase of 20kW and 50Nm – and swaps out the torsion beam rear suspension of different Jolion fashions for a multi-link rear setup that claims to supply “improve trip and dealing with efficiency befitting of the S nameplate”.

Drive continues to be despatched to the entrance wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Oddly, GWM Haval claims the Jolion S makes use of 0.6L/100km lower than different non-hybrid variants, quoting 7.5L/100km mixed.

Externally, the Jolion S options black alloy wheels, black door mirrors, black roof rails, black aspect garnish in addition to blacked out entrance and rear bumpers. Otherwise, the Jolion S carries over the Jolion Ultra’s specification – learn our worth and specs breakdown here

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GWM Haval says it’s additionally utilized learnings from shopper suggestions within the cabin, including “exhausting buttons” for the local weather controls “making it simpler to regulate cabin temperature on the transfer”.

It’s unclear if and when these inside adjustments might be utilized to the remainder of the Jolion line-up. CarExpert is awaiting additional feedback from GWM Haval’s native division.

Six exterior colors can be found on the Jolion S:

  • Hamilton White
  • Golden Black
  • Mars Red (pictured)
  • Azure Blue
  • Smoke Grey
  • Tropical Green (NEW)

Tropical Green is unique to the new Jolion S.

Like the broader GWM Haval line-up, the Jolion S is roofed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee.

Owners are additionally coated by 5 years of complementary roadside help, in addition to 5 years of capped-price servicing.

To the tip of October, the GWM Haval Jolion has returned 6158 registrations in Australia, an enchancment of 116.6 per cent on the identical interval in 2021 and representing a 6.6 per cent share of the mainstream small SUV phase.

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