Haval H6 Hybrid Vs MG HS PHEV: A Comparison of Two Chinese Hybrid SUVs

Haval H6 Hybrid Vs MG HS PHEV: A Comparison of Two Chinese Hybrid SUVs

As you know, Pakistan’s 1st locally assembled hybrid SUV – Haval H6 HEV – has been launched. On this platform we have already informed you of how good of a hybrid vehicle it is as compared to one of its local competitors – Toyota Corolla Cross. If you haven’t read the blog, please click here.

Haval H6 HEV has another local competitor – MG HS PHEV. Like Toyota Corolla Cross, it is CBU (imported) but nonetheless it is an SUV with a hybrid engine and there is some price parity between the two. Hence the comparison Haval H6 HEV Vs MG HS PHEV. We hope you’ll find this comparison useful as well. 

Why Compare an HEV with PHEV?

Try to understand PHEV as a combination of electric vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). PHEVs run on both battery and gasoline power. Since PHEVs draw power from plug-in chargers, they are similar to EVs. 

On the other hand, HEVs do not require manual charging as they do not draw power from plug-in chargers and instead their batteries are charged by the engine. 

All in all, there are a lot of similarities between the two when it comes to their engines and therefore the two are being compared here. 

Price: Which Hybrid SUV Is More Expensive? 

Here is the price comparison of these two competitors.

VariantPrice (PKR)
Haval H6 1.5T HEV9,749,000
MG HS PHEV8,499,000

So, MG HS PHEV is Rs.1,250,000 cheaper than Haval H6 HEV. Does this mean it’s inferior? Let’s find out. 

Exterior: Haval H6 HEV Vs MG HS PHEV

As can be seen, there isn’t a lot of difference between the two when it comes to exterior features. For an SUV which is more than Rs.1.2 million cheaper in price, MG HS PHEV is a worthy competitor of the newly launched Haval H6 HEV. Therefore, in our opinion, it’s a tie between the two. 

Alloy Wheels19-inch18-inch
Adjustable (Height) HeadlampsElectricManual
LED Headlights & taillights
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
Panoramic Sunroof
LED fog lights (front +back)
Shark fin antenna
Glass printing antenna

Now let’s take a look at what the two are offering inside the cabin and how they stack up. 

Interior: Haval H6 Hybrid Vs MG HS PHEV

Just like the exterior features, there are a lot of similarities between the two in terms of interior features as well. You’ll find ventilated seats and paddle shifters in Haval but whether these features are enough to pay Rs.1.2 million extra is something we’ll leave for you to decide. 

Wireless Charging
Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat
Ventilated Seats (Front)
Paddle Shifters
Seat MaterialLeatherLeather
Adjustable Front Passenger SeatElectrical 4-Way Electrical 4-Way
Air Conditioner (Climate Control)Dual-zoneDual-zone
Rear Vents
Infotainment System12.3-Inch Screen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto12.3-Inch Screen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Dust Filter
Rear USB Ports
LED Ambient Light

Since both are hybrid SUVs, let’s find out which one is more powerful. 

Which Hybrid SUV Is More Powerful? 

When you look at their gasoline engine figures, you’ll find a lot of similarities between them; however, when you look at their electric engines, it is here you’ll see clear differences between the two with Haval being a more powerful SUV. However, when you add the two numbers together, there’s a tie once again. 

Engine SpecsHaval H6 HybridMG HS PHEV
Engine Type1.5T 4G15H Hybrid engine1.5T
Displacement1499cc (Turbo)1490cc
Engine Power151 hp159 hp
Engine Torque 233 N.m250 N.m
Electric Motor Power174 hp120 hp
Electric Motor Torque300 N.m230 N.m
TransmissionDHT / Dedicated Hybrid TransmissionEDU 2

Now, let’s find out the difference in their body sizes and ride comfort. 

Haval H6 Hybrid Vs MG HS PHEV: War of Specs 


Haval is clearly the bigger SUV. The two have similar wheelbase figures, which means that they’ll offer you pretty much the same ride quality on the highways. 

Always remember, a longer wheelbase means better ride quality and though Haval’s wheelbase is longer than MGs, it is only slightly longer. So, in our opinion, both will offer the same quality of ride. 

SpecsHaval H6 HybridMG HS PHEV
L x W x H (mm)4653 x 1886 x 17244574 x 1876 x 1685
Seating capacity55
Tyre size225/55 R19235/50 R18

Speaking of a comfortable ride, what other features make Haval H6 HEV more comfortable, if any? 

Is Haval More Comfortable Than MG?

If there is one comfort and safety feature that we believe makes Haval stand out, it would be the presence of an air purifier with N95 filter. This is the same filter recommended for those living in smog-infested, polluted cities. Pakistan has some of the most polluted cities in the world. In addition, in the newly launched SUV, you’ll find heated seats, which is a great feature to have especially if you live in the north of Pakistan. 

In our opinion, in this comparison, Haval H6 HEV beats MG HS PHEV.  

Auto Parking
Ambient Lights
Air Purifier
Front Heated Seats
Auto Reverse
Heated Door Mirrors
N95 Filter
Cruise ControlAdaptiveAdaptive

Which of the two is the safest? Does cheap mean less safe? Let’s find out. 

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Haval H6 HEV Vs MG HS PHEV: Which Is The Safest? 

Haval H6 HEV comes with a swath of safety features. The number of features it offers, not many imported and much more expensive SUVs offer. However, offering a large number of features isn’t enough. Some of these safety features may be more needed in the western countries than here. 

Anti-theft Immobilizer
Keyless Entry System
Dual, Front & Side Curtain Airbags
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Second Collision Mitigation (SCM)Front Collision Warning 
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Brake Assist
360 Degree Camera Monitoring System
Side Warning Brake
RCTA (Rear Crossing Traffic Alert)
Front Parking Assist
BOS (Brake Override System)
Push Button Start
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
TCS (Traction Control System
Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Hill Start Assist Control (HHC)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Front Radar
RCTB (Rear Crossing Traffic Braking)
Intelligent Cornering Control
Rear Parking Assist
TPMS (Tyre Pressure Management System)


Keeping in mind their price difference, we can say that the locally-assembled Haval H6 HEV is not head and shoulders above the imported MG HS PHEV. 

Though, not many will be thrilled to have a plug-in hybrid vehicle which requires an exterior source to charge its batteries. Convenience wise, Haval H6 HEV does have an upper hand here. Otherwise, there are a lot of ties between the two. So, if you are looking for a great hybrid SUV and want to save some money as well, MG HS PHEV is an option worth looking at. 


Let us know what you make of Pakistan’s first locally assembled hybrid SUV. And if you are interested in Haval SUVs, don’t forget to check them out on OLX Pakistan. 

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