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Haval showcases F5 midsize SUV at Auto Expo 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Great Wall Motors showcased their Haval F5 at the Auto Expo 2020. The Haval marquee is owned by the Chinese state-owned vehicle manufacturer Great Wall Motors and Haval specialises in making SUVs and other utility vehicles. 

The Haval F5 SUV measures in at 4470mm in length along with a wheelbase of 2680mm, with its exterior dimensions the F5 is likely to contest in the popular midsize SUV segment. On its exteriors, the Haval F5 features a hexagonal chrome-accented imposing front grille, full LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, bumper integrated LED turn indicator lamps, chrome-accented fog light housing, a faux skid plate and raised bonnet line. When viewed from the side, the F5 gets 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, rounded wheel arches, silver finish on the window sills and silver-finished roof rails. On the rear, the Haval F5 features wrap-around tail lights, faux aero ducts on the bumper, chrome-tipped dual exhaust and a faux skid plate on the rear bumper. 

On the interiors, the Haval F5 features leather upholstery, a layered dashboard with the centre console angled towards the driver. The F5 gets a touchscreen infotainment system in the centre, with aircraft-inspired switchgear below it and a sporty gear select lever on the central tunnel with mode button and electronic parking brake flanking its sides. The F5 also features a full-colour drivers information cluster, a multifunctional flat-bottomed steering wheel, start/stop button, 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof etc. 

The Haval F5 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that produces 166 hp of power and 285 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

In terms of safety, the Haval F5 is expected to come with plenty of safety features such as multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability programme, traction control, rollover mitigation, front parking camera and sensors and collision alert systems along with other standard automotive safety features. 

Great Wall Motors which owns the Haval brand, has signed an agreement to acquire the General Motor’s manufacturing facility located in Talegaon near Pune, Maharashtra. The Haval brand is likely to launch its products in the Indian market by the end of 2021.