The FAW Senya R7 SUV is the talk-of-the-town ever since its images appeared testing on the roads of Karachi.
As in majority of cases, cars in Pakistan are usually launched when they are done with their life in global markets; however Al-Haj FAW is quick to bring in the new R7 SUV which was just launched in China earlier this year.
CarSpiritPK is the number 1 source of information when it comes to Chinese cars in Pakistan. We have published a lot about the FAW R7 in past however since the car is now on the verge of its possible launch in our country, here is some detailed info you need to know about the upcoming SUV.
Without any doubt the R7 is a fine looking SUV with sleek headlights, a big FAW winged logo on the grille, black claddings & skid pads and chrome around fog lamp housing. At the rear the R7 has trendy tail lamps, chrome accents around reflectors, rear windshield wiper, roof rails and a shark fin antenna. There is subtle use of chrome in various other areas which uplifts the visual impression of the vehicle.
Dimensionally the R7 is slightly bigger than the Suzuki Vitara. Measuring 4300/1780/1650mm with a wheelbase of 2590mm, it is longer, slightly wider and taller than the Vitara which measures 4175/1775/1610 and has a wheelbase of 2500mm.
The interior is fresh and appealing too. The R7 comes with a choice of 2 interior color options depending on the trim level. The top-end versions get a large touch screen in the center of dashboard, while the low-end trims gets a non-touch screen which can be operated via a controller.
Notable features include a multi-function steering wheel, engine start/ stop button, electric parking brakes, climate control, integrated Bluetooth, IMID display, rear reclining seats and sunroof etc.
Engine & Transmission
The Senya R7 comes with a 1.6 liter (1598cc) CA4GB16 four-cylinder DOHC petrol engine with 109hp and 155nm, mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Recently FAW has also introduced a 1.5 liter turbocharged variant in China but that might not make its way here.
According to FAW the fuel consumption is rated at 15.4 km per liter. Moreover the 1.6 liter CA4GB16 engine meets Euro V emission standards.
Safety & Equipment
The R7 comes with loads of equipment including Driver/ Passenger Airbags, ABS with EBD, ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), ESP, Alloy Wheels, Tilt/ Slide Steering wheel adjustment, Roof rack, Trip computer display, Parking sensors, Daytime running lights, Headlight height adjustment, fog lamps, Engine start/ stop button, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth & USB input etc.
In China the price of Senya R7 starts from 66,900 yuan (PKR 10.5 lac PKR) and goes as high as 99,900 yuan (PKR 15.68 lac) for the fully loaded version. However according to our sources the expected price range in Pakistan would be from PKR 20.5 lac for the base model to up to PKR 23.9 lac for the fully loaded version.
The FAW R7 SUV has seen tremendous success in China. Since its launch in May 2016, FAW has sold more than 82,000 units of R7 in China, averaging around 5,000 units a month.
If priced around PKR 2.0 million then the R7 stands a good chance of getting successful in our market considering the fact that similar vehicles such as Suzuki Vitara and Honda HR-V are well above PKR 3.0 million. Do you think the FAW R7 will get successful? Let us know with your comments…
Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more updates on the FAW R7 launch.
Specifications of FAW R7 SUV
|FAW Senya R7 SUV||1.6 MT Comfort||1.6 MT Luxury||1.6 MT
|1.6 MT Premium|
|Engine||FAW CA4GB16 petrol 1.6L (1598cc) L4 16V DOHC|
|Peak Power (kW/rpm)||85/–|
|Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||155/–|
|Suspension Front||MacPherson struts|
|Suspension Rear||Trailing arm|
|Drivetrain||Front engine, front-wheel drive|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Vented disc/solid disc|
|Top Speed (km/h)||175|
|Fuel & Emissions|
|Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)||6.2|
|Emission Level||Euro V|
|Overall Length (mm)||4305|
|Overall Width (mm)||1780|
|Overall Height (mm)||1655|
|Track (front/rear, mm)||900/805|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||180|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1290|
|Total Weight (kg)||1665|
|1.6L MT Comfort||1.6L MT Luxury||1.6L MT Smart||1.6L MT Premium|
|Front Fog Lamps, Daytime Running Lights||S||S||S||S|
|Automatic Head Lamps||N||N||N||S|
|Power and Heated Exterior Mirrors||N||S||S||S|
|Power Folding Exterior Mirrors||N||N||N||S|
|Rear Window Wiper||N||S||S||S|
|Boneless Windscreen Wipers||S||S||S||S|
|Alloy Roof Rack||S||S||S||S|
|Rear Window Defroster||S||S||S||S|
|Keyless Entry and Start||N||N||N||S|
|Stop and Go System||S||S||S||S|
|Power Door Locks||S||S||S||S|
|Multi-function Steering Wheel||N||S||S||S|
|Auto Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror||N||N||N||S|
|Heated Front Seats, Driver’s Power Seat||N||N||N||S|
|Number of Speakers||2||6||6||6|
|9-inch Color Touch Screen, GPS, Blue-tooth Connectivity||N||O||S||S|
|Semi-automatic Air Conditioner||S||S||S||N|
|Auto Air Conditioner||N||N||N||S|
|Driver’s Front Airbag||S||S||S||S|
|Co-driver’s Front Airbag||N||S||S||S|
|Front Side Airbags||N||N||N||S|
|Engine Anti-theft System||S||S||S||S|
|ESP, TCS, EBA, HHC||N||S||S||S|
|Child-proof and Speed-sensing Door Locks||S||S||S||S|
S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available
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