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SUVs previewed at Autoshow — Mazda CX-3 and Haval H2

POSTED BY Vishal Bhaskaran ON 13 November 2015

While only due for official launch on December 8, the Mazda CX-3 is being previewed from November 12 to November 15 at the NST — MAI Asean Autoshow at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Mazda CX-3 Asean Autoshow

You should really head down there and check it out in the flesh of course, but here are some specs just to tickle your fancy. Under the hood is a 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol mill putting out 146hp and 192Nm through a six-speed automatic Skyactiv-Drive transmission.

Features include the Commander Control — MZD Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, projector LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRLs), push start with keyless entry, paddle shifters, semi-leather seats, windscreen-projected heads up display, Mazda’s i-Stop stop/start system, a sunroof, high beam control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, along with front, side and curtain airbags.

Local distributor for Haval vehicles GO Auto also has an exciting SUV on display set for release sometime early 2016, the commendably premium-looking H2.

Haval H2 Asean Autoshow

Unlike its M4 stablemate which packs an automated manual transmission (AMT), the H2 comes with a ZF-sourced six-speed gearbox while the engine is a turbocharged 1.5-litre VVT with figures of roughly 147hp and a fairly high 210Nm.

If the spec sheet is to be a good guide of what to expect in the H2 upon launch, top-of-the-line H2s will come with blind spot visual warning, six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, six airbags, reverse camera with dynamic reversing lines, dual-zone air conditioning, automatic headlamps and wipers and follow me home lights.

The entire range however has impressive standard kit: electric power steering, steering wheel controls for Bluetooth phone functions and audio, cruise control, keyless entry with push start, and a car locating function among others.

Haval H2 Asean Autoshow

No test drives on either of these babies just yet, but Autoshow guests are welcome to have a poke around on the inside. See you there!