The Great Wall Hover H6 gives the company access to the dynamically growing SUV segment. The Great Wall Hover H6 gives the company access to the dynamically growing SUV segment.
It is difficult for the new Hover to deny identity. Here, there is no smell of redrawing, as was the case with Isuzu Axiom, which formed the basis of the first “Hover” known to us. But in the details … The side edges, door handles and exterior mirrors - like those of the Honda CR-V, the hood, front and rear pillars - are in the style of Toyota RAV4, Outback is subtly felt in the wide Asian rear lights. However, all together creates an image quite holistic and familiar. A kind of old friend. The gaps of the body panels are within the tolerance, but the doors disappointed: they close even with a pleasant sound, but only on the third attempt. Well, let's write off the debut game.
In the exterior you can find many familiar solutions. The symbiosis turned out to be quite organic, and the quality of the plastic will not yield to the Koreans. In the exterior you can find many familiar solutions. The symbiosis turned out to be quite organic, and the quality of the plastic will not yield to the Koreans.
With the quality of the interior and the previous "Hover" things were not bad, here is indeed the triumph of soft plastics. Yes, and a two-tone interior, and for all test machines it was just that, it looks advantageous. It is a pity that not everything is smooth with gaps - take at least one bend of the glove compartment lid. But the round baffles of the deflectors can even be called stylish, not like the banal squares of the CR-V, are pleasant to the touch and do not creak when adjusting.
Devices in the sockets look good. And well read. The main complaint is glare. Devices in the sockets look good. And well read. The main complaint is glare.
The dashboard has no frills, perhaps for the sake of informativeness, which you can’t refuse. The only complaint is glare. This, by the way, fully applies to multimedia displays and single-zone climate control.
For example, in sunny weather, it is problematic to see the trajectories in the picture from the rear view camera. The monitor on the dashboard can be recognized as the most contrasting - it doesn’t take clarity. However, the selection of information displayed on it is controversial: tire pressure, average consumption and trip odometer. Moreover, the attempt to reset the flow failed. He was offended and completely disappeared from the screen. Revive cruise control also failed - all the action was limited to just a lit icon on the dashboard. It's time to read the instructions …
In the back row there is enough space for three passengers. Seatback with adjustable tilt. In the back row there is enough space for three passengers. Seatback with adjustable tilt.
Fortunately, the atmosphere is on the front row. Each chair has its own armrest, and the margin for longitudinal adjustment is sufficient. It is a pity that the Chinese skin is slippery, and the profile is amorphous. There is clearly not enough Recaro technology, especially in conditions of "free borrowing."
The suspension of the new Hover is tuned in a passenger way. The suspension of the new Hover is tuned in a passenger way.
This was especially felt in fast driving disciplines, and they are not contraindicated for this crossover. Dense, moderately stiff suspension allows you to develop decent lateral acceleration. Manageability is close to neutral without the characteristic front-wheel drive pronounced understeer. Active steering is prevented by a power steering shut up during rapid rotation. And the Chinese tires "Giti" do not shine tenacity. But even with them I couldn’t swing the Hover before the drift. Thanks to the basic non-disconnect stabilization system. Brakes with ABS and a brake force distribution system do not fail either - deceleration without withdrawal with a sufficiently clear dosage. The reckoning for small heels and the concentration of reactions is an unimportant ride. And for the most part again because of the tires - echoing and tough, too violently reacting to minor irregularities. The desire to immerse in the primer also discourages the sound background. Road noise is well balanced and even creates the feeling of a quiet car, if not for a solo motor. Perhaps the diesel roar with the whistle of the turbine will find its admirers, but the dull howl of the gasoline "four" - singing without hearing and voice. By the way, there will be three: two licensed in volume of 2.0 liters (133 hp) and 2.4 liters (163 hp), as well as a 1.5-liter turbo engine (150 hp) of its own design. But the 2.0-liter diesel engine (150 hp), they say, is its own: with common rail systems, gas recirculation, a 16-valve head and a variable geometry turbine.
The two-liter 133-horsepower four Mitsubishi is the lot of phlegmatic people. The two-liter 133-horsepower four Mitsubishi is the lot of phlegmatic people.
The dynamics of the base 2.0-liter Quartet is not impressive. Fragile bottoms, a short slurred middle and a joyless strained top. Most likely, the trouble here is primarily in a box too long. Perhaps it was designed for a more voluminous and high-torque counterpart, whom I have not yet been able to meet.
The two-liter 2.0 TCI diesel engine (150 hp, 310 Nm) has all the modern attributes: a Delphi pump nozzle, four valves per cylinder, a variable geometry turbine, an exhaust gas recirculation system. The two-liter 2.0 TCI diesel engine (150 hp, 310 Nm) has all the modern attributes: a Delphi pump nozzle, four valves per cylinder, a variable geometry turbine, an exhaust gas recirculation system.
Against the background of stunted petrol horses, the diesel engine looks more cheerful. But with the lower classes it is even worse: not stalling for long. Diagonal hanging was given under the suffocating kumar of a singed clutch. However, a characteristic diesel pickup has to wait forever. Its similarity is obtained after 2000 rpm and, unfortunately, not for long: after jumping 3000 rpm, the motor sours. Spoil the picture and the inherent in both motors delays in the reaction to the addition of gas, especially manifested in the rapid transition up. In the case of a diesel engine, the shorter gearbox could smooth the situation with a narrow working area, since it is 6-speed here. Moreover, the switching process clearly contributes to this: a clear clutch drive, a tight mechanism. In the meantime, it’s better to wait for the “automatic”: a 5-speed Korean for gasoline versions and its own 6-speed for a diesel and a turbo engine.
The pre-announced price plug starts from 650 thousand rubles. for a basic-equipped front-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter “four” and “mechanics”. The 2.4-liter engine will appear later when the H6 reaches the conveyor in Cherkessk - it is still expensive to import it due to customs clearance. Ceiling - the most complete (leather interior, navigation, rear view camera, etc.) a turbodiesel or gasoline supercharged “four” with four-wheel drive and automatic transmission automatically connected via viscous coupling is estimated at 850 thousand rubles. It remains to wait for the winter when the first cars arrive. If the promises do not go wrong, then the Hover H6 will be a very attractive offer in the class of compact crossovers. After all, the closest competitor in a more modest performance is almost 100 thousand more expensive.
Great Wall President Ms. Van Fenin Great Wall President Ms. Van Fenin Great Wall President Ms. Van Fenin
The company has high expectations with the H6 crossover, which has opened a new production era for the company. We are moving to another type of car - an SUV, more versatile and promising. Harsh frame SUVs such as past generations of the Hover and the Wingle pickup truck no longer fully meet market preferences. At the same time, light and dynamic, with a modern eco-friendly turbodiesel and a 6-speed automatic transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive and very rich equipment, the Hover H6 will not yield to the leaders in the class of compact crossovers. We are constantly working on the quality of our products and with this model we are reaching a new level. Our focus is on the most successful and promising technologies, from which we select the best and use them in production. We have big plans for brand development. Very soon we will have a number of technological innovations, for example, a turning head light. Not far off is its own hybrid and electric car. This year, we took in our family designer Andreas Doyfel, who will create a family look that is unique for all Great Wall models - catchy and memorable. Hover H6 is the first step in this direction.
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Hover H6 will be assembled at the new Great Wall production in Tianjin - a large production cluster located 120 km from Beijing. Car kits for the large-site assembly of Hovers in Cherkessk will also be formed here. The Tianjin plant with a total capacity of 600, 000 cars per year will also produce other models of the brand. So far, the planned load for the coming year is 200, 000 cars. With the launch of the new production, the total output of Great Walls will exceed one million cars. And with the expansion of the line in his native Baoding, up to 1, 650, 000 cars a year.