The popular 1300cc hatchback FAW V2 has been discontinued by the Al-Haj Automotive Group and the replaced by the new Proton Saga despite the vehicle being in a completely different segment.
According to INCPak sources, the FAW V2 has been discontinued and will no longer be available for booking with Proton Saga 1300cc acting as the replacement for the vehicle despite the more expensive price tag and a different segment altogether.
Furthermore, there is no confirmation regarding any future plans of the company when it comes to replacement of the 1300cc hatchbackleaving Suzuki Swift as the only option in the segment.
The FAW V2 was introduced in Pakistan back in 2014 through Al-Haj Automotive Group as a cheaper alternative to the Suzuki Swift. The hatchback was priced under Rs. 1 million at the time and offered a 1300cc engine producing 90 hp and 120 Nm of torque while mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.
However, the price of the FAW V2 rose several times to Rs. 1.61 million last year with the vehicle no longer remaining as a budget option for buyers. Although, it needs to be pointed out that the competition was still more expensive as price hikes were seen with all automakers in Pakistan.
Even though the V2 was nothing out of the ordinary and had several of its own issues, the company did focus on customer complaints and tried its best to come up with solutions such as known gear issues and wind noise in the cabin.
The interior of the vehicle was nothing special but it did provide all the basics one would expect from a car in the price range. However, the seating position was overall cabin space was not bad for a car its size.
There were several rumors that the FAW V2 will be getting an automatic variant since it was available in the Chinese market but those rumors never came true and now the vehicle has been discontinued by the company.
Despite all the issues, the vehicle had the best value for money in the Pakistan automotive market when compared to competition like the Suzuki Swift. The FAW V2 did not just take on the Suzuki Swift but also Suzuki Alto VXL and Suzuki WagonR.
We are all excited to see what the company has in store for us in the future in the 1300cc hatchback segment. What you do think of this update the discontinuation of the FAW V2? Let us know in the comments below.