The Chinese FAW V2 2017 is in production in Pakistan since 2014 by Al-Haj FAW Motors. The car is Pakistan assembled and have a great first look. The 1st generation FAW V2 2017 is front wheel drive and front engine car.
But the car may not be able to gain much popularity in Pakistan due to many reasons, the most common reasons for that are fairly competitive price, adulterated parts, and interior, fuel economy and the resale value.
FAW V2 2017 is priced at Rs. 10.7 lac in Pakistan which is a very competitive price for even large auto makers like Toyota, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Honda, and others. Some Japan assembled cars are available in that price range in Pakistan.
Even if we consider the price to quality ratio the car doesn’t fulfill the criteria, people need value for money which cannot be achieved buying the car. However, you are not able to get a brand new car with the specifications FAW V2 has.
According to Pakwheels the most popular car portal in Pakistan, the car’s interior is poorly built and adulterated, the material used in the interior doesn’t match the price also do not reflect the quality. However, the interior is quite spacious in the hatchback but the feel, material and look are not what people want after spending more than a million. But some reviews of the car are in favor, saying the car competes well with Suzuki Swift in terms of interior.
The car has poor fuel performance as well, Pakwheels have noticed the better fuel performance in the cars with similar specifications. The car no doubt has remarkable engine specifications with 1.3 liters DOHC 16-Valve engine, 5-speed manual transmission gears but it takes more fuel than its competitors like; Wagon R, Cultus, Vitz, Yaris, and Swift. The competitors are not only fuel efficient but also reliable in the long run which FAW may not be able to offer.
The Chinese car may not get much popularity in Pakistan due to its resale value as well, resale value mainly depends on the popularity, how many people own and wish to own the car, how many people wish to buy and resell the car. Secondly, Japanese cars are the most favorite in Pakistan, it is very tough competition for FAW V2 to survive, sustain and grow in Pakistani market.