2020 FAW XPV
FAW XPV VS Suzuki Bolan
Having Medium to large family in Pakistan sometimes create difficulties in traveling, 2 years ago it was not a issue for such families because import was open and it was easy to import some 7 seated vehicle such as Suzuki every, Nissan Clipper, Mazda Scrum in affordable prices but after closing import by Pakistan Government there was no alternative in affordable price. FAW that has now become a well known brand in Pakistan provides an alternative in the name of XPV.
FAW XPV was introduced by company in 2012 in subcompact Mini MPV category which proved itself a practical MPV and also still proving it to be a great alternative to Suzuki Bolan which is an Old, value less and quality less vehicle without even basic features and has also reached the price tag of about 1 million PKR. While on the other hand FAW XPV is a practical MPV with comfortable and spacious seating compartment and quality interior.
FAW XPV is available in 3 trim levels including XP-V Standard, XPV Dual AC and XPV Power Edition while in 2020 only first two trims are available with minor difference in Pricing and with the Major Difference of Dual A.C while the discontinued Power Edition Trim was Equipped with Power steering and Power windows.
Engine Power & Transmission:
FAW XPV is equipped with 970cc four Cylinder Euro IV engine that produces 60 HP @ 5200 Rpm with Maximum torque of 84 nm@3000-3500 Rpm. Engine is paired with five speed Manual Transmission with Front wheel drive system.
FAW XPV has maximum speed of 110 km/h while it takes 13-14 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 km/h. it is a 1000cc car that is why fuel economy is negotiable with 11-13 km/L combined depending on the driving conditions. With respect to Ride Quality it is better than Suzuki Bolan but you cannot consider it to be the comfortable overall specifically on the rear seats where you feel bumps and tiredness on the long journeys. Steering wheel is manual but fine and front brakes are disc so it stops on time and you can trust it unlike Suzuki Bolan which has drum brakes in the front. Air conditioner of vehicle is not so chilling but at least provides a comfortable sweat free ride.
Exterior Design and features:
It is a practical Minivan with good ground clearance and good looking physical appearance but we cannot call it extra ordinary because Design is fairly matches with other Minivans in its category. On the front it has small three horizontal lined chrome grille, Crystal Headlamps and Fog lamps as standard housed in the front bumper. Thirteen inches Steel wheels covered with steel caps are standard while Door handlers and Side Mirrors are Black and not body colored but quality is better than its competitor Bolan. Rear side of XPV Houses high quality crystal tail lamps but overall appearance is same like other MPV’s. It is a 3 row seated vehicle and it has a nice feature for 3rd row passengers with sliding windows option that gives nice feeling and cool breeze during journey, Overall build quality and finishing is much better than Bolan.
Interior Design and features:
Interior of FAW XPV is of modern design and aesthetically pleasant which didn’t give you feeling of a boxy MPV but more like a sedan. Interior is not much of high quality as still there has been used plastic all around but it is way better than Suzuki Bolan composed of low quality plastic all around. It has two tone grey and silver Dashboard housing the standard features including air conditioner, Audio Tape with USB port and cigarette lighter. Interior Door panels have plastic with fabric upholstery unlike Bolan which has cardboard Rexene door panels.
Seats are covered with quality fabric and comfortable as well, 7 seats are standard and having decent head and leg room for all rows. Front seats are sliding to adjust positions and are more comfortable than rear seats. Rear seats can be folded to get extra luggage space.
Front 3 point seat belts, Rear 2 point ELR seat belts and front tow hook.
FAW XPV standard price 126, 4000 PKR (EX-factory) in Pakistan
FAW XPV Dual AC Price 1269,000 (EX Factory) in Pakistan