All You Need to Know About the Upcoming FAW R7 SUV

The FAW Senya R7 SUV is the talk-of-the-town ever since its images appeared testing on the roads of Karachi.

As in majority of cases, cars in Pakistan are usually launched when they are done with their life in global markets; however Al-Haj FAW is quick to bring in the new R7 SUV which was just launched in China earlier this year.

Related: FAW R7 SUV Spotted Testing in Karachi

CarSpiritPK is the number 1 source of information when it comes to Chinese cars in Pakistan. We have published a lot about the FAW R7 in past however since the car is now on the verge of its possible launch in our country, here is some detailed info you need to know about the upcoming SUV.

Appearance

Without any doubt the R7 is a fine looking SUV with sleek headlights, a big FAW winged logo on the grille, black claddings & skid pads and chrome around fog lamp housing. At the rear the R7 has trendy tail lamps, chrome accents around reflectors, rear windshield wiper, roof rails and a shark fin antenna. There is subtle use of chrome in various other areas which uplifts the visual impression of the vehicle.

Dimensionally the R7 is slightly bigger than the Suzuki Vitara. Measuring 4300/1780/1650mm with a wheelbase of 2590mm, it is longer, slightly wider and taller than the Vitara which measures 4175/1775/1610 and has a wheelbase of 2500mm.

Interior

The interior is fresh and appealing too. The R7 comes with a choice of 2 interior color options depending on the trim level. The top-end versions get a large touch screen in the center of dashboard, while the low-end trims gets a non-touch screen which can be operated via a controller.

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Notable features include a multi-function steering wheel, engine start/ stop button, electric parking brakes, climate control, integrated Bluetooth, IMID display, rear reclining seats and sunroof etc.

Engine & Transmission

The Senya R7 comes with a 1.6 liter (1598cc) CA4GB16 four-cylinder DOHC petrol engine with 109hp and 155nm, mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Recently FAW has also introduced a 1.5 liter turbocharged variant in China but that might not make its way here.

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According to FAW the fuel consumption is rated at 15.4 km per liter. Moreover the 1.6 liter CA4GB16 engine meets Euro V emission standards.

Safety & Equipment

The R7 comes with loads of equipment including Driver/ Passenger Airbags, ABS with EBD, ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), ESP, Alloy Wheels, Tilt/ Slide Steering wheel adjustment, Roof rack, Trip computer display, Parking sensors, Daytime running lights, Headlight height adjustment, fog lamps, Engine start/ stop button, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth & USB input etc.

Expected Price

In China the price of Senya R7 starts from 66,900 yuan (PKR 10.5 lac PKR) and goes as high as 99,900 yuan (PKR 15.68 lac) for the fully loaded version. However according to our sources the expected price range in Pakistan would be from PKR 20.5 lac for the base model to up to PKR 23.9 lac for the fully loaded version.

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The FAW R7 SUV has seen tremendous success in China. Since its launch in May 2016, FAW has sold more than 82,000 units of R7 in China, averaging around 5,000 units a month.

If priced around PKR 2.0 million then the R7 stands a good chance of getting successful in our market considering the fact that similar vehicles such as Suzuki Vitara and Honda HR-V are well above PKR 3.0 million. Do you think the FAW R7 will get successful? Let us know with your comments…

Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more updates on the FAW R7 launch.

Specifications

FAW Senya R7 SUV 1.6 MT Comfort 1.6 MT Luxury 1.6 MT

Smart

1.6 MT Premium
Powertrain
Engine FAW CA4GB16 petrol 1.6L (1598cc) L4 16V DOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm) 85/–
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 155/–
Transmission 5MT
Suspension Front MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear Trailing arm
Drivetrain Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear) Vented disc/solid disc
Top Speed (km/h) 175
Steering EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km) 6.2
Emission Level Euro V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm) 4305
Overall Width (mm) 1780
Overall Height (mm) 1655
Wheelbase (mm) 2600
Track (front/rear, mm) 900/805
Ground Clearance (mm) 180
Curb Weight (kg) 1290
Total Weight (kg) 1665
Seating Capacity 5
1.6L MT Comfort 1.6L MT Luxury 1.6L MT Smart 1.6L MT Premium
Exterior
Tires 215/55 R17
Alloy Wheels S S S S
Front Fog Lamps, Daytime Running Lights S S S S
Automatic Head Lamps N N N S
“Follow-me-home” Lights N N S S
Power and Heated Exterior Mirrors N S S S
Power Folding Exterior Mirrors N N N S
Green Glass N S S S
Rear Window Wiper N S S S
Boneless Windscreen Wipers S S S S
Alloy Roof Rack S S S S
Rear Window Defroster S S S S
Power Sunroof N N S S
Interior
Keyless Entry and Start N N N S
Stop and Go System S S S S
Power Windows S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S
Cruise Control N S S S
Ambient Light N N S S
Multi-function Steering Wheel N S S S
Auto Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror N N N S
Leather Seats N S S S
Heated Front Seats, Driver’s Power Seat N N N S
Number of Speakers 2 6 6 6
Radio/USB/AUX S S S S
9-inch Color Touch Screen, GPS, Blue-tooth Connectivity N O S S
Semi-automatic Air Conditioner S S S N
Auto Air Conditioner N N N S
Safety
Driver’s Front Airbag S S S S
Co-driver’s Front Airbag N S S S
Front Side Airbags N N N S
Engine Anti-theft System S S S S
ESP, TCS, EBA, HHC N S S S
TPMS N N N S
ABS, EBD S S S S
Remote Key S S S S
Child-proof and Speed-sensing Door Locks S S S S
Backup Radar N S S S
Rearview Camera N N S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

 

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