The HAVAL H9 SUV has qualified for just a four-star ANCAP safety rating.
ANCAP tell us that their testing has found that the Chinese-built SUV scored well in the areas of side impact and whiplash protection but did not perform well enough in the frontal offset test to qualify for more than the four-star score.
While pedestrian protection was listed as acceptable, lower leg protection was marginal and there was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver, according to ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin.
“This is the first rating for the HAVAL brand in Australia following its entry to the local market last year and the first independent safety rating for the H9 in the world,”
“The H9 is being marketed as a premium offering from China’s highest selling SUV brand and we would expect a vehicle in this price range to offer a greater range of advanced safety features and improved crash performance.”
The HAVAL H9 is priced from $46,490 in Australia.