Youth Haval F5 was cheaper Haval H6.

In China started selling a new “SUVs” owned by Great Wall brand Haval. The model is available only with one engine and front wheel drive.

The new F-series brand Haval announced in the spring of 2018. As then stated in the company, this range is designed for customers in the age of 25-30 years. H series now positioned as “family”. It is curious that in China almost every crossover, Haval with the letter H is represented in two versions – with red and blue logo: “red” machines are considered just family, and “blue” is focused on youth. Anyway, in the line of F separation of the color will be. The firstborn of the new series was the “SUV” F5, its world premiere held in April at the Beijing auto show. And today, Haval has announced the release of the cross on the domestic market.

In its envelope of the new “SUV” is not far removed from Haval H6 of the second generation: the length of “five” is 4470 mm, 130 mm less than the “six”, width is 1857 mm (-3 mm), height – 1638 mm (-82 mm). And the wheelbase models and does the same – 2680 mm. Probably, common platform crossovers: both front struts McPherson, rear – independent double wishbone suspension.

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The motor is also General petrol “turboservice” 1.5 GDIT (factory index GW4B15) with a power of 169 HP (285 Nm). The engine is combined with seven-speed automatic transmission with two wet clutches. Drive and F5 and H6 of the second generation – only forward (from the first “six” is all-wheel drive version). For H6, a new generation is still a “turboservice” 2.0 (index GW4C20, 197 HP, 345 Nm), but this motor Haval F5 is not yet laid.

In the list of standard equipment novelties includes: led DRL, 18-inch wheels, avtoparkova, cruise control, multimedia system with touchscreen, a pair of airbags, climate control. In the top version includes virtual “tidy”, panoramic roof, 19-inch wheels, full led optics, camera, round camera, heated seats, side airbags and curtain airbags. The owner Haval F5 can control certain functions of the machine from your smartphone.

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For the price of “five” and “six” spread: price F5 lies in the range from 100 000 to 128 000 yuan (about 957 000 – 1 225 000 rubles at the current exchange rate), while the price list Haval H6 new generation begins at 135,000 yuan (about 1 292 000). However, the main competitors of the new model of Haval are cheaper. To those local media include RX5 Roewe, Changan CS75 and Geely Boyue (aka Atlas in the Russian Federation). The first two models have the same starting price – 99 800 yuan (about 955 000), crossover Geely will cost at least 98 800 yuan (about 946 000). All three rivals have four-wheel drive versions, although for Chinese buyers, the stock 4×4 is not particularly important.

“SUV” Haval F5 plan to sell in Russia. First, we will supply machines from China, then the production model going to have on Hawala plant in Tula region. But in any case, we have “five” is expected after 2020. But the second model F series- larger cross F7, which debuted at MIAS for 2018, should reach our market next spring, this SUV also “prescribe” in the Russian enterprise Haval. Note, in China a “seven” is still not selling.