FAW V2 Review
Al Haj Faw Motors have managed to achieve greater success by developing Pakistan's most fuel efficient hatchback. It is named as Faw V2 and is also considered as the most stylish hatchback. Its compact structure is fitted with compelling exterior cosmetics like LED brake lights a set of stylish alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp. This vehicle also has an attractive internal cabin with dual tone color scheme. Its dashboard is fitted with barrel type instrument cluster, which gives a modernistic look to the cabin. On the other hand, this vehicle is bestowed with a massive boot compartment that can has a total capacity of 320 litres. The company is currently selling this vehicle in just one variant by equipping it with a 4-cylinder, 1298cc petrol engine under the hood. This engine is incorporated with an electronic multi-point fuel injection technology, which is the reason for its class leading fuel efficiency. This hatchback is incorporated with quite a few important comfort features like power assisted steering, heated rear windows and electrically operated outside mirrors. The manufacturer has also incorporated critical protective aspects like ABS with EBD, dual front SRS airbags and neck injury protection head restraints. It is currently placed against the likes of Suzuki Swift and Suzuki WagonR in the automobile bazaar. This vehicle is currently available with 50000 kilometers or 2-years warranty (whichever comes first).
Mileage and Fuel economy:
The automaker has fitted this hatchback with a 1.3-litre, petrol engine that has a water cooling system. This power plant has the ability to generate a minimum mileage of approximately 11 Kmpl (on city roads), while producing a maximum of 16 Kmpl (on highways).
Its petrol engine comprises of four in-line cylinders, 16-valves and is incorporated with VCT-i technology. This power plant has the ability to produce a maximum power of 67Kw in combination with a hammering torque output of 120Nm.
Acceleration and Pickup:
Faw V2 is quite good in terms of acceleration and pickup as its engine is paired with five speed manual transmission gearbox. It has the ability to achieve a top speed of approximately 160 Kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in the range of 12 to 13 seconds.
This vehicle has a compact body structure like any other hatchback in its segment. However, it is fitted with a set of trendy cosmetics, which gives it an attractive look. Its front facade has a vertical headlight cluster that surrounds a body colored radiator grille with honeycomb mesh. It is further affixed with company's logo, which adds to its trendy look. The front body colored bumper has a bigger air dam, which helps to provide better ventilation for engine cooling. Furthermore, it is fitted with dynamic fog lamps, which dazzles the front facade. Coming to the sides, it has expressive and beautifully carved wheel arches, which are fitted with sturdy set of alloy wheels. Its B pillars along with wing mirrors, window sills and door handles are painted in body color. Furthermore, its ORVMs are incorporated with turn blinkers, which provides additional safety. Its rear has a dynamic stance thanks to the chrome tinted taillight cluster featuring LED brake lights. The rear windscreen is quite wide that is accompanied by a spoiler. For added protection, additional brake lights have been placed on rear spoiler and bumper as well.
This premium hatchback has a total length of 3760 along with a width and height of 1680mm and 1530mm respectively. It has a minimum ground clearance of 163mm and a wheelbase of 2450mm, which is quite long.
This Faw V2 has surprisingly spacious internal can that can accommodate at least five passengers while providing decent space for luggage storage. The cockpit has a massive dashboard featuring an ergonomically designed center fascia. It houses an air conditioning system along with a music player and a few control switches. It also has barrel type instrument cluster featuring three round shaped meters along with a digital display. It provides information related to the vehicle's speed, rpm meter, fuel levels and other warning functions. The door panels have an attractive dual tone design and are mounted with power window switches. Its cockpit is fitted with two individual seats, which have adjustable head restraints. All the seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery, which certainly gives a plush look to the cabin.
At present, the manufacturer is offering this vehicle in a single variant only. It has several essential features like digital odometer, front passenger sun visor with vanity mirror, remote fuel lid opener, cigarette lighter, anti slip front seats, inner reading lamp, driver's side sun visors with document clip, ashtray and assist grips. It also has functional features like central locking system, electrically operated outside mirrors, heated rear windows, cool air conditioner and an electric power steering system. In addition to these, it also has driver seat adjuster, which adds to the convenience.
This vehicle has an impressive 320-litre luggage storage capacity, which can be extended further by folding the third row seat. It is also fitted with a large fuel tank that can store up to 37-litres.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this hatchback is the 1.3-litre petrol engine that has electronically controlled multi-point fuel injection technology. It has a total of 4-cylinders and 16-valves based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration, which displaces 1298cc. It can churn out a maximum power of 67Kw at 6000rpm and results in a hammering torque output of 120Nm at 4400rpm. The automaker has mated this motor with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the torque output to the front wheels.
Stereo and Accessories:
This hatchback is blessed with pre-installed wiring and speakers for incorporating a music system. Hence, buyers who look to own this vehicle can opt for a 2-DIN based music system or a surround sound system depending upon their choice. Furthermore, they can add a CD player with MP3 playback and Bluetooth for audio streaming and call function. At the same time, buyers can customize the interiors with an array of cosmetics like premium leather seats, floor carpets, roof lining and attractive color scheme. At the same time, its exteriors can be personalized with a set of stylish body graphics, roof rails, side moldings, diffusers and other such aspects.
The automaker is offering this hatchback with a set of stylish 14-inch alloy wheels, which are embedded with company's logo. These rims are covered with 175/65 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. However, one can opt for a superior 15-inch or 16-inch multi spoke design alloy wheels, which enhances its elegance.
Braking and Handling:
Its front axle is fitted with an Independent McPherson Strut, while its rear gets an independent coil spring suspension. Furthermore, it is loaded with coil springs, which enhances its stability. The manufacturer has blessed this vehicle with a hydraulic double pipe type of braking system featuring ventilated discs on front wheels and drum brakes at rear. It is further assisted by the anti lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution. In addition to this, it is also incorporated with an electric power assisted steering, which supports a minimum turnings diameter of just under 9.5-meters.
Safety and Security:
This vehicle has a high rigidity energy absorbing body featuring impact protection beams and crumple zones, which maximizes the protection to the occupants. It also has important protective features like anti-dazzling inside rear view mirror, fireproof and retardant interior trim, anti intrude brake pedal, neck injury protection headrest and a built-in location whole enclosure. In addition to these, it has anti splash coated headlamps, energy absorbing steering wheel, and childproof locks in rear doors. Furthermore, it has important aspects like seatbelts, anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and dual front SRS airbags.
1. Impressive fuel economy is its advantage.
2. External appearance is very attractive.
3. Luggage storage space is quite good.
1. More comfort features can be added.
2. Low ground clearance is a drawback.
3. Minimum turning diameter can be reduced.