The Al-Haj FAW Group has launched Pakistan’s first locally assembled Chinese car, FAW V2. This smart hatchback was first introduced in Pakistan in January 2015andsince then the Al-Haj FAW Group only imported the CBUs (Completely Built Units)from China and sold them in Pakistan. However, FAW V2 will now be assembledin Pakistan and the announcement for the local assemblyof FAW V2 was made by the Managing Director of Al-Haj FAW Group, Mr. Bilal Afridi,at an event held in Karachion 12th of August.
This new development will bring a refreshing change to the hatchback segment of Pakistan’s car market as FAW V2 will offer technological brilliance, better build quality, powerful performance and advanced safety features, all in one package in an affordable yet stylish hatchback.
Launch Event of the Locally Assembled FAW V2
The launch event of the locally assembled FAW V2 was hosted by the Managing Director of Al-Haj FAW Group. It included automotive dealers and vendors from all over Pakistan, media representative and the members of Al-Haj FAW group among theattendees. Mr. Bilal Afridi addressed the audience and expressed his gratitude towards all the stakeholders on the successful launch of the first-ever locally assembled Chinese car in Pakistan. He mentioned that the group had invested 2.5 billion rupees to setup the company and now 1.3 billion rupees are being invested to establish and improve the local assembly of FAW vehicles in Pakistan.
The Chinese representative of FAW Company, Mr. Yu Chuntian was also present at the event. He appreciated the efforts of Al-Haj FAW Group and hinted at the strengthening of ties between the Chinese-State-Owned FAW Company and the Pakistan’s Al-Haj Group which will open new avenues of investment in the automotive industry of Pakistan and improve the quality of FAW vehicles even more.
The Director Marketing Division of Al-Haj FAW Group, Mr. Farhan Hafiztold the media about the capacity of the local assembly unit of FAW vehicles in Pakistan and said that the assembly unit had the capacity of producing 10,000 light vehicles per annum and the Group aims at making full use of their assembly unit’s capacity. The Al-Haj FAW Groupalso plans to take their unit’s production levels to 15000 vehicles produced per annum by the year 2020.
Let’s review the locally assembled FAW V2 and explore what makes it one of the finest hatchbacks available in the Pakistan car market.
Design of the FAW V2
FAW V2 has a modern design that makes it completely unique and different to other vehicles available in the hatchback segment. While it boasts astrong and stylish exterior, its interior is laced with cutting-edgefeatures to ensure maximum comfort fordriver and passengers.
The exterior of FAW V2 pleases the aesthetics of the onlookers and itsexceptional build quality makes itready for any road challenge.A number of standout exterior features are available as standard in FAW V2, which other companies only offer in the most expensive version of their vehicles.
Listed below are state-of-the-art exterior features of FAW V2:
- Stylish Headlights
- LED Taillights
- Front and Rear Fog Lamps
- Body Colored Front Grill
- Body Colored Door Handles
- Overhead Antenna
- High Mounted Brake Light
- Outside Mirrors with Turn Signals
- Aluminum Alloy Wheels
The interior of FAW V2 is designed to offer a luxurious experience with some top-of-the-line features. From power steering and electric power windows to a digital odometer and central control panel, the interior of FAW V2 depicts sheer excellence and class. FAW V2 also provides a unique feature of engine cover sound insulation which keeps the cabin of the vehicle quiet and makes the ride of V2 comfortable and stress-free.
Some other attractive features of V2’s interior include:
- Bi-Color Inner Trim
- Woolen Ceiling
- Front Row Double Deck Glove Compartment
- Storage Box and Cup Seat in Door Plate
- Needle Instrument
- Foldable Rear Seats
- Inner Reading Lamp
- Cabin Lights
- Driver Seat Visor and Document Clip
The interior of FAW V2 is both stylish and utility-based. Unlike many other hatchbacks that are available in Pakistan, the FAW V2 also offers sufficient head room and leg roomfor the passengers. It also offers adequate cargo space so that you can set off on a journey without having to worry about carrying your extra luggage.
Engine of the FAW V2
FAW V2 is equipped with a powerfulVCT-i 1.3 engine that produces 67 horsepower and 120Nm of torque. It is based on modern day automotive technologies and feeds the pleasure and power of a big car in a small hatchback. The EURO4 technology makes the engine highly fuel-efficient and offers a fuel average of 15-16km per litre in city and 18-19km per litre on the highways.
FAW V2 is claimed to be the safest hatchback available in the Pakistani market, all thanks to itsstate-of-the-art safety features:
- Driver and Passenger Electronic Airbags
- ABS+EBD with Failure Warning
- High Rigidity Absorbing Energy Body
- Anti-intrude Brake Pedal
- Front Bumper with Built-in Anti-Bump Girder
- Energy-Absorbing 3-Spoke Steering Wheel
- Environmental Protection, Fireproof and Retardant Trim
FAW V2 guarantees maximum safety for all passengers ina vehicle. It’s smart and active safety technologies play an important role in event of a dangerous road accident and prevent the passengers from serious injuries.
Price and Availability
The locally assembled FAW V2 is now available in Pakistan. The price of FAW V2 has not been changed and the locally assembled V2 will be available at the price of Rs. 1069,000.
By Syed Sarim Raza / M. Hanif Memon