FAW V2 hatchback is presently the only non-Japanese passenger car that is to be assembled in Pakistan. Launched in our market back in 2014, the 1.3 liter V2 was at first imported as CBU from China, since August 2017 the hatchback is being assembled locally.

The fame of V2 is on the rise, earlier the people were unwilling to pick for a new brand bearing in mind the fact that similar vehicles were launched as CBU by various automakers in the past but rapidly finished from the market leaving the buyers in disappointment. Proton, Chery, Geely and Chevrolet to name a few.

The locally assembled V2 has given a lot of self-confidence to buyers who were previously uncertain to go for it. The car presents good value for money in an reasonably priced price tag and more importantly, performs well too.

On the other hand, the main concern for most of the people is the unavailability of an automatic transmission and lack of trim levels. There are some technical hindrances for the reason of which the automatic transmission choice cannot be accessible at the moment, as per the company. Better still they can work to present multiple trims which may assist to boost up the sales of the hatchback while presenting additional flavor to the customers.

Automaker around the globe presents various trims of a single car with the purpose of catering to the diversified consumer preferences. This simply gives buyers more motives to go for a specific car. As far as V2 is concerned, the one which FAW can put on offer is the V2 Cross, the technically similar vehicle with same 1.3 liter engine but aesthetically diverse from the regular V2.

The V2 Cross stands somewhat higher on its wheels got a roofrack, diverse bumpers, black plastic cladding on wheel arches and bumpers and sporry alloy wheels. A few versions of the vehicle in China came with red taillights in place of the clear ones, whereas an AMT transmission was too.

Even though the V2 presents everything you can ask for in a fine price, an enhanced version for instance the V2 Cross can constantly draw buyers who love spending a little extra on a vehicle with enhanced visual appeal.

Do you think Al-Haj FAW should reflect on presenting  the V2 Cross in Pakistan?