FAW B30 expected to launch soon in Pakistan
FAW is a Chinese automobile company working since 1958. Al Hajj group of companies made a joint venture with FAW in 2013 and became the Al Hajj FAW motors that planted their plant in Karachi and became the assembler of the FAW group in Pakistan. Al Hajj FAW motors have been producing FAW V2, FAW Senya R7, FAW Carrier, FAW XP-V, FAW Tiger, FAW Tornado J5P and FAW Super plus J5M. Now it’s time for FAW B30 to make an entry in Pakistani markets. FAW B30 was launched in China in 2015 and the results were outclassed, it was loved by the public on a huge level and within a couple of months it became the bestselling car of the year in China and this is the reason China introduced B30 in other countries like Russia. Al-Hajj FAW displayed FAW B30 at the auto show held in Expo centre Lahore in March, 2016 that gave us hint that FAW is planning to bring its B30 Sedan in Pakistani markets too.
Features and specifications of the car
It will be a luxury SUV car with a 1600 cc 1.6 liters sixteen valve DOHC VCT engine with a maximum power of eighty kW at 5500rpm and producing maximum torque of 155Nm at 3800rpm.it will be available in manual transmission with five gears and automatic transmission too. Front suspension will be Macpherson strut with anti roll bar and rear suspension will be torsion beam type. Front brakes will be ventilated disc while back brakes will be solid disc type to make the drive smooth and safe. Its fuel tank capacity is estimated to be fifty liters with a fuel consumption of 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers. Overall length of car will be 4625 millimeters, 1790 millimeters by width, 1500 millimeters by height and wheelbase will be around 2630 millimeters. It will have a seating capacity for five persons and a very classy, stylish look from outside that will include halogen head lamps, LED daytime running lights, power mirrors, heated exterior mirrors, alloy wheels and a power sunroof to make the ambience of the interior very natural and mesmerizing.
Interior will have all the basic features including power doors and windows, multi functioning steering wheel, cruise control, Ac and heating system and a marvelous entertaining system with four to six numbers of speakers and a central color screen that is operated by Bluetooth connection, AUX cable or USB and android or apple player. Seating is made of leather to ensure a comfortable drive with ease. This SUV will provide all safety features like dual front and side air bags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, back view camera, anti theft alarm, remote key and HAC to make the drive safe and prevent any major injuries from accidents. Looks of the car is similar to the Volkswagen PQ32 giving a modular and flexible platform and an aggressive looks on front due to its sideways vertical LED headlights with a chromed grille placed in between. FAW nameplate is engraved on the central grille in front .Back side is also as stylish as the front one with color of the bumper as the color of the car and tail lights are vertically designed moving outwards to give a sleek touch to the appearance of the car from back. This will be available in pearl white, chrome metallic silver, lunar metallic silver, lush black and lunate red color while the interior theme color will be grey and black and it could be customized as per client’s choice and taste.
Expected price and launch date in Pakistan
The price for base version in china is RMB 69, 800 while the top version is RMB 92,800 which is favorite among people. Exact price is not yet announced in Pakistan but we expect it to be around 16 to 18 lacs Pakistani rupees and if the price is comparatively lower then this sedan will conquer the markets of Pakistan soon and we expect its launch sooner in this year 2019. People have been waiting for its arrival in Pakistan after its exhibition at expo centre Lahore in 2016 and we saw many delays in its launch or announcement of its production in Pakistan but there are news that 2019 will be the year of this all new SUV to hit the Pakistani markets and we hope to see it soon on roads of our country and to give a good competition to other companies as well.