The FAW Car Company is a subsidiary of FAW group, The Company is based in Changchun, Jilin, China. FAW became China’s first automobile company when it unveiled the Hong Qi car in 1958.The following is an incomplete list of brands manufactured in China by FAW Car Company:
- Besturn (also known as Ben Teng)
- Hong Qi
FAW also has joint ventures with foreign car manufacturers which produce and sell cars in the Chinese Market. FAW has partnerships with automakers like Audi, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen. FAW is also part of the Big four Chinese automakers. The other three big automakers in China are Chang’an Motors, Dongfeng Motor and SAIC Motors.
In this article, I am going discuss briefly about the various FAW Cars available in the Pakistani Market and the cars that should be introduced.
FAW Cars Available In Pakistan
The FAW carrier is a pick-up like car which is used to carry load. Its rival is the Suzuki Ravi. It has a 970cc engine. The engine produces 60hp @ 5000 RPM and 80Nm @ 4500 RPM of torque. The FAW carrier has an EFI fuel system. It has the following dimension:
Overall Height 1890 mm
Overall Length 4260 mm
Overall Width 1475 mm
Wheel Base 2550 mm
FAW carrier is available in three variants:
- FAW Carrier Deckless PKR 729,000 (Ex-factory)
- FAW Carrier Flatbed PKR 739,000 (Ex-factory)
- FAW Carrier Standard PKR 749,000 (Ex-factory)
The FAW X-PV is a Van. It has a 8 seats and its rival is the Suzuki Bolan. The X-PV is a family van that comes in two variants:
- FAW X-PV Dual AC PKR 899,000 (Ex-factory)
- FAW X-PV Standard PKR 849,000 (Ex-factory)
The car is powered by a 970cc engine, which produces 60 hp @ 5000RPM and 80Nm @ 4500 RPM of torque. It has the following dimensions:
Overall Height 1870 mm
Overall Length 3741 mm
Overall Width 1475 mm
Wheel Base 2450 mm
The FAW X-PV Dual AC comes with air conditioning while the FAW X-PV standard doesn’t.
FAW V2 is one of the most famous FAW cars in Pakistan. Its rivals are the Suzuki Wagon R and Suzuki Swift. It has a four cylinder 1298cc engine which produces 91 hp @ 6000 RPM and a torque of 120 Nm @ 4500 RPM. It has an electronic control multipoint Fuel injection. The FAW V2 has the following dimensions:
Overall Height-1530 mm
Overall Length-3760 mm
Overall Width-1680 mm
Wheel Base-2450 mm
Some of the features FAW V2 comes with include: Air Bags (2), Air Conditioner, Alloy Wheels, Anti-Lock Braking System, Remote Boot/Fuel-Lid, Steering Adjustment, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, AM/FM Radio, CD player and Defogger (Rear) . The car’s price is PKR 1,049000 (Ex-factory).
The FAW SIRUS is a front wheel Mini SUV. It’s the ideal car family car. It comes in two variants:
FAW Sirius S80 PKR 1,705,000 (Ex-factory)
FAW Sirius S80 Grand 1.5 PKR 1,885,000 (Ex-factory)
The dimensions of the FAW Sirius are as follows:
Overall Height –1740 mm
Overall Length-4148 mm
Overall Width-1680 mm
Wheel Base-2655 mm
The FAW Sirius S80 has a four cylinder 1297cc engine which produces 91 hp @ 6000 RPM and it has a torque of 120 Nm @ 5500 RPM. While FAW Sirius S80 Grand has a four cylinder 1497cc engine which produces 101 hp @ 5000 RPM and a torque of 139Nm @ 4500 RPM.
Some of the features of the S80 Grand include: Air Bags (2), Air Conditioner, Alloy Wheels, Anti-Lock Braking System, Cup Holders, Folding Rear-Seat, Immobilizer, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Wash Wiper, Remote Boot/Fuel-Lid, Steering Adjustment, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Defogger (Rear),DVD Player and Front Fog Lights.
FAW Cars That Should Be Introduced in Pakistan
Hongqi H7 Luxury Sedans
The first Hongqi sedan was produced in 1958. It was the first automobile produced by china. It is known as Red flag as well. The Hongqi comes in the following variants:
- Hongqi H7
- Hongqi HQ3
- Hongqi Limousine
- Hongqi Premium Luxury Sedan
- Hongqi 2004 Edition Luxury Sedan
This car is a Chinese favourite and most government leaders in china use this car.
The following is the specification of the Hongqi H7:
Overall Height-1485 mm
Overall Length-5095 mm
Overall Width-1875 mm
The H7 is available in three variants; Hongqi H7 1.8T, Hongqi H7 2.0T, Hongqi H7 3.0L. The three variants have three different engines, 1800cc, 2000cc and V6 engine that has a displacement of 3000cc. The Hongqi is a luxury sedan and if it comes down to Pakistan it can match the price of an Audi A6. The car costs about $50,000 (PKR 5,000,000).
The Besturn X80 is a cross over SUV manufactured by the FAW Car Company. It is available in 7 variants. The variants MT Grand, MT Luxury, AT comfort and AT Luxury come with a 2.0L engine. While the AT Fashion, AT Luxury (2.3L) and AT flagship come with a 2.3L engine. The X80 is popular in china for its comfort, power, safety and space. Besturn X80’s rival will be the Honda Vezel if it is launched in Pakistan. It also costs less than a Honda Civic.
The following are the dimensions of the Besturn X80:
Overall Length-4586 mm
Overall Width-1820 mm
Overall Height-1695 mm
Overall Wheelbase-2675 mm
Some of the features that come with the car include: Driver Airbag, Front Passenger Airbag, Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Electrical Park Brake (EPB), Tire Pressure Warning, Engine Electronic Anti-Theft Security System, Central Locking, Electric Door Locks for Speed Over 20km Function, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Cruise Control Equipment, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electric Brake force Distribution, Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Traction Control System. The price of a Besturn X80 in china is 120,000 Yuan which is equivalent to about PKR 2,000,000.
The Besturn B30 is a sedan car. This Chinese sedan has a 1.6 Litre engine. It has the following dimensions:
Overall Length-4625 mm
Overall Width-1790 mm
Overall Height-1500 mm
Some of the features include: Dual Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Head Side Curtain Airbags, Tire Pressure Warning, Safety belt fastened buzzer, Engine anti-theft security system, Central Locking, Remote Keyless Entry, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS),Electric Brake force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Traction Control System(TCS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-start Assist Control. The B30 starts at 60,000 Yuan and ends at 80,000 Yuan (PKR 1,000,000 to PKR 1,300,000).
FAW Oley Hatchback
The FAW Oley Hatchback was developed in 2013 while the Oley sedan was launched in 2012. The car has two engine variants 1.5 manual transmission and 1.5 automatic transmission. The following are its dimensions:
Overall Length-4200 mm
Overall Width-1660 mm
Overall Height-1465 mm
Overall Wheelbase 2525 mm
Some of the features the Oley Hatchback comes with are: ABS+EBD, Engine anti-theft security system, Brake override system, Dual front airbags, Central door locking, electric control sunroof and Electric control window. The Oley Hatchback costs between 60-80 thousand Yuan. Which is equivalent to PKR 1,200,000 and PKR 1,500,000. The rival of this car in the local market will be the Suzuki Wagon R, Suzuki Cultus and Honda City.