FAW V2 is currently the only local assembled non-Japanese passenger car in Pakistan. Introduced in 2014 as CBU, the V2 received positive response from the public and in August 2017, the company began assembling the hatchback locally.
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Over this period the V2 has done relatively well in the market and has already won the trust of many. Let us see why FAW V2 is worth spending the money on.
The Safest Local Assembled Hatchback
The V2 can safely be labeled as the safest local assembled hatchback on offer. It comes equipped with driver & passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, side protection beams and engine anti-theft immobilizer.
Better Built Quality
One of the core advantages of buying the V2 is the fact that you get a quality that’s better than any previously available Chinese car in Pakistan. The quality is also on par compared to most vehicles produced by Pak Suzuki.
Better Performance & Fuel Efficiency
FAW V2 is powered by a 1.3 liter engine that churns out an impressive 90hp. The engine is powerful enough for daily commutes and ideal for highway traveling. The fuel economy figures are decent too, as V2 owners have been getting 12-13 km per liter within city, and up to 16.5 km per liter on highways.
Best Power to Weight Ratio
Despite being a 1300cc hatchback, the V2 weighs only 980kg. And with its engine punching out an impressive 90hp, the V2 has the best power-to-weight ratio among all locally available 1300cc cars. This is one of the reasons why FAW V2 is able to yield impressive fuel economy figures.
Cleaner for the Environment
And while most automakers in Pakistan are still proud to paste a Euro-II emblem on their vehicles, FAW V2 is compliant to Euro-IV emission standards which means all that comes out from its silencer is cleaner than what most new vehicles running on our roads emit.
The V2 is better equipped too. You get an electric power steering, all 4 power windows, power outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, CD player, AM/ FM Radio with USB/ AUX input, central locking, alloy wheels, front & rear fog lamps etc
Most Spacious Interior
FAW V2 offers the most spacious interior compared to any local assembled hatchback. Thanks to 2,450 mm long wheelbase, which is even larger than Suzuki Swift (2,390 mm) the V2 offers ample space in front and even more for its rear seat passengers.
Better After Sales Support
Al-Haj FAW’s after sales support is also better than any previously operated Chinese brand in Pakistan. FAW has more than 20 3S centers across Pakistan, which is more than any other (Chinese) brand in comparison.
FAW has been periodically introducing improvements with the V2 hatchback such as the enhanced door insulations in the local assembled versions, introduction of black themed interior as well as swapping the headlight/ indicator and wiper stalk back to their conventional locations. As opposed to what we are used to, FAW V2 had the wiper stalk on the right hand side of the steering assembly whereas the headlight & indicators stalk were on the left.
Exciting Range of Colors
There is an exciting range of colors available in V2. You can opt from up to 7 different colors including metallic and non-metallic options.
The Warranty Advantage
FAW V2 comes with an advantage of 3 years/ 60,000km warranty (whichever occurs first). This ensures an unmatched peace of mind, and makes V2 the best value for money hatchback currently available in Pakistan.
According to FAW, the V2 hatchback have seen a 60% increase in sales ever since the local production has commenced. And with constantly improving sales, the resale value of FAW V2 has also significantly improved over the period of time. People now look for slightly used V2 in used car market and consider it a better option against other models available in the same price range.
A 3d animation professional with over 20 years of industry experience having served in leading organizations & production facilities of Pakistan, an avid car enthusiast and petrolhead with an affection to deliver writings to help shape opinions. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com