FAW Auto has launched a limited edition of its affordable base model V2 hatchback. The V2 was launched in SA back in October 2013 and the car has had some success thanks primarily to its price tag. Now there's the limited edition model which goes by the quirky model name of V2 # LIKE.
The V2 #Like is named after the two most popular social media channels, Twitter and Facebook. “The limited edition V2 # LIKE continues as an amazing value-for-money offering because it has an exceptional list of additional standard equipment and yet sells at the extremely competitive price of R109 995 including VAT and the list of features includes 15 inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, i GO8 satellite navigation with touchscreen functionality, as well as a DVD/MP3/CD player for the audio system which also has upgraded 5-inch Sony speakers," said Pedro Pereira, general manager of FAW Auto cars and light commercials in SA.
You have a choice of four colours (white, silver, black and blue) to choose from and the V2 hatchback is positioned towards the top end of the B-segment, meaning good interior space. The rear seats also have the ability to fold down, meaning increased carrying capacity. In terms of safety systems, the FAW V2 is not let down. You get driver and passenger air bags, anti-skid ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution, side impact bars, a safety cell bodyshell, environmentally-friendly and fire-retardant interior trim, headlamp levelling adjustment, LED rear brake lights as well as front and rear fog lamps.
Powering the FAW V2 is a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which has 67kW and 120Nm. Power is driven through the front wheels and the claimed fuel consumption is 6.5L/100km.