Table of contents:
- Options and prices
- Handling and off-road performance
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Sales start
2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Compact crossovers are in demand all over the world, so this area is being actively developed by many automakers. Of course, the price is often a priority for many buyers when choosing a model. Moreover, the Chinese company Haval has a rather attractive option. We are talking about Hawal F5 2022, the price of which in China starts at 79,800 yuan, which is equivalent to 904 thousand rubles. In the top-end version, the crossover costs 125,800 yuan, or 1,425 million rubles. However, it is still possible to purchase the model only on the territory of the Celestial Empire. Nevertheless, the car offers a fairly comfortable interior, stylish looks and a good level of equipment.
Hawal F5 2022 is sold so far only in the Chinese market in seven different trim levels, the price of which ranges from 904,000 to 1,425,000 rubles. The model is available with a single uncontested engine and a wide package of options. The car received a new body last year, in which it is presented on sale at the moment. The crossover boasts a bright and stylish appearance, good technical characteristics and a spacious interior. By the way, you can get acquainted with the design of the SUV from the photo presented in this article.
Under the hood of the Haval F5, a turbocharged gasoline engine is installed, the working volume of which corresponds to 1.5 liters. The performance of the unit is characterized by 169 horsepower, and the torque is 285 N * m. According to its characteristics, this unit meets the requirements of the Euro-5 environmental standard. Together with this motor, a robotic seven-speed gearbox and a front-wheel drive system work.
The crossover is based on a platform borrowed from the current version of the Haval H6, which implies an independent suspension. The front of the car has McPherson struts, and the rear has a double wishbone design. Haval F5 2022 boasts compact dimensions - 4 470x1 857x1 638 mm (length, width and height, respectively). The wheelbase is 2 680 mm. The weight of the car largely depends on the equipment, being in the range of 1,520-1,618 kilograms. True, the ground clearance of the model is quite modest - only 150 mm.
Options and prices
Hawal F5 2022 is available on the territory of the Celestial Empire in seven different trim levels, the cost of which varies from 904 thousand to 1.425 million rubles. The price of each variation depends a lot on the options available, where there are minor differences between some versions. In this regard, you can consider in more detail the basic, middle and top modifications.
As for the standard equipment, here the manufacturer offers:
- safety package, represented by two front airbags, ABS, brake force distribution system, etc.;
- rims 17 inches;
- tire pressure monitoring sensor;
- body stability control module;
- emergency braking technology;
- engine activation key;
- multifunctional steering wheel with adjustable height and reach;
- central locking;
- infotainment complex with a 9-inch touchscreen monitor;
- on-board computer with a 3.5-inch screen;
- interior trim with high quality fabric;
- 12 V power socket in the luggage compartment;
- halogen head optics with light intensity control sensor;
- heating function and rear window wiper;
- air conditioning system with built-in cabin filter;
- power windows for all doors;
- LED daytime running lights;
- wireless services Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and voice assistant.
In two intermediate trim levels, the car is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, navigation module, LED optics, front fog lights and functional roof rails. Motorists also have the ability to access the salon without a key. Here you can already select the desired mode using a special switch, and there are paddles on the steering wheel to control the gearbox gears.
In the middle version, the Haval F5 2022 is available with a set of the following additional options:
- emergency braking system in case of emergency approach to another object;
- cameras with a 360-degree view;
- lane control technology;
- rain and light sensors;
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster;
- side airbags;
- climate control;
- electronic settings for the driver's seat;
- heating function for the first row of seats.
The next two trim levels of the crossover offer motorists 19-inch wheels, blind spot monitoring and semi-automatic parking technology. In the top-end version, the car receives the equipment discussed above, as well as a number of additional options, including:
- expansion of the safety package with additional airbags;
- electrical settings for the front passenger seat;
- cup holder for the rear armrest;
- climate control with two-zone control;
- button on the door card on the driver's side for operating the power windows.
Options and prices (for the Chinese market)
|#||Equipment||Cost, rub.||Power, max., H.p. (kW) at rpm||Transmission||Drive unit|
|1||1||1.152.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|2||2||1.244.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|3||3||1.267.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|4||4||1.336.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|5||5||1.359.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|6||6||1.475.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|7||7||1.498.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
|8||8||1.175.000||169 / 124 / 5000-5600||DCT (Dual Clutch Robot)||Front|
Of course, dynamic performance, handling, appearance and comfort mean a lot for every motorist, but certain requirements are also put forward for the safety of the vehicle. As for this model, it offers a fairly good level of systems and technologies to protect all road users. In particular, the crossover is equipped with several airbags, an ABS module, a brake force distribution sensor, emergency prevention, and so on.
Handling and off-road performance
Haval F5 received quite good settings and equipment, providing a comfortable and convenient vehicle control. The crossover is maneuverable and stable on the road, and its compact dimensions make it feel very good in urban conditions. This is facilitated by numerous sensors and built-in monitoring systems for the situation around. Unfortunately, off-road, the car is not able to show impressive results due to the rather modest ground clearance and the lack of all-wheel drive. True, the crossover will quite cope with a country road with small obstacles.
Advantages and disadvantages
The undoubted advantage of the Haval F5 is its dimensions, which make it possible to feel comfortable in urban conditions. Finding a parking space for a crossover is easy, and there will be no problems when driving in heavy traffic. The advantages include the striking appearance of the car. By the way, the price of the model is also a very attractive parameter, but it affects the equipment. Nevertheless, the car has everything you need for comfortable driving and movement. It is worth noting that the Hawal F5 service will also have a budget price tag.
Despite a rather impressive list of clear advantages, the crossover has a number of negative points. The first thing I would like to note here is the absence of an all-wheel drive system and a very modest ground clearance. These two parameters significantly limit the geography of vehicle operation. In particular, going outdoors requires serious monitoring of road conditions.
The article repeatedly touched upon the theme of the appearance of the crossover, which spoke of a bright and stylish design. The car really got an interesting design, which is noted by many experts. It combines modern trends with a touch of sport and dynamics. The vehicle will definitely not leave anyone indifferent, standing out favorably in the general stream. The first thing that catches your eye is the hexagonal, rather large radiator grille with original filling. In the lower part of the front bumper there are rather large air intakes, which give the appearance a bit of brutality. By the way, fog lights are built in here.
The crossover also looks interesting in profile. True, the body received the standard forms for this class. However, the rounded contours and stylish embossings give a dynamic and sporty look. Alloy wheels with an original spokes pattern are stylishly and harmoniously integrated into the design of the car. The rear end of the Haval F5 is simple enough, but continues the overall design concept of the front bumper and profile. The lanterns are interconnected by a bar that visually expands the stern. Here you can also see additional inserts that act as decor.
I must say, the budget price tag implies an economical option for the interior. True, this does not apply to Hawal F5, since the interior design is made with high quality and expensive. Although there is no need to talk about luxury. For the finishing, soft and pleasant to the touch materials have been chosen, which provide additional comfort. The center console is equipped as standard - a digital dashboard, an infotainment complex, an air conditioner, air vents, and so on. The seats have received an ergonomic design and a two-tone design.
For the first time, the crossover was shown to the public in 2015, but went on sale only in 2018. The current version of the car was presented last year, but only for the Chinese market. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not yet disclosed information about whether the model will appear in the near future in other countries. Nevertheless, the Haval F5 is eagerly awaited in many regions, including Russia.
As mentioned above, the crossover is sold so far only in the Middle Kingdom, where it competes with a fairly large number of similar models. Among the main rivals are:
- KIA Sportage;
- Hyundai Tucson;
- Renault Kaptur;
- Hyundai Creta;
- KIA Seltos.