But first, a few words about the company with which our customers will have to deal.
FAW not only ranks first among all Chinese automobile companies, but also ranks among the 200 largest enterprises in the world. This is the oldest car factory in China - it has been producing cars since 1953. The Russians are interested to know that it was created by order of the chairman of the Communist Party of China, Mao Zedong, impressed by what he saw at the plant. Likhachev, and they built the enterprise with the assistance of the USSR.
Last year, FAW sold an unprecedented number of its cars - 2.6 million units. Mostly freight, which the company has been producing for nearly 60 years of its existence. However, the “passenger” production is also gaining momentum: the company has had such specialization for the last fifteen years. FAW Group's distribution centers and branches operate successfully in more than 80 countries of the world, and now in ours.
FAW vice president Yang Feng
Please explain what the bouquets of fresh flowers on the costumes of everyone who represented the brand at the FAW stand symbolize?
- Eastern tradition: clothes are decorated with flowers on significant days. The introduction of products on the Russian market is one of them. The peculiarity of the moment is that the former ties of the First Chinese Automobile Plant with your country are renewed, although now in the commercial sphere. Believe me, this is also an event for us.
“It’s good for customers when a choice appears. But you will have to convince them of the merits of their cars in the face of intense competition. What are you going to like?
- For several weeks now, the Besturn B50 city sedan has been sold in Russia. In our opinion and according to the reviews of third-party experts, the machine is equipped and designed in the spirit of modern trends. In confirmation of this, I will say that the basic configuration already includes systems that provide reliability, comfort and a level of security that are competitive with those in the cars of leading world brands. (For more information about the model, see below. - Ed.).
I want to note that this car, formally related to class C, is closer to class D for a number of characteristics, including dimensions. And the price is very moderate: depending on the configuration - from 519 to 619 thousand rubles. Hence the hope of a successful sale of the Besturn B50. So he will give an idea of the level of technology that the company produces.
The first result is quite satisfying: the debut hundred Besturn B50 delivered in the Russian Federation sold out pretty quickly. By the end of this year, our distributor in Russia, the Qingroup company, is sure to sell 4.5 thousand cars of the brand, next year - 10 thousand, another year - about 20 thousand … Not only the B50, but also other models in the price range range from 300 to 600 thousand rubles. There will be seven to eight items in the model line.
In comparison with the cars of other Chinese automakers, ours have a number of advantages. Among them, a branded service network in almost a hundred cities of the Russian Federation, a three-year warranty on new cars or 100 thousand kilometers … However, the events will show how much we are right.
Thank you, success
Here are some of the car models that FAW will offer to Russian customers.
FAW Besturn B50
In the basic version: 1.6 liter gasoline engine, 103 hp, 5-speed manual gearbox; on-board computer; ABS, EBD; air conditioning; multimedia system (with USB port); immobilizer; power windows; alloy wheels and other options traditional for cars of classes C and D.
In complete sets of a higher class: 6-speed automatic transmission, cruise control; power seats; parking sensors (rear); side airbags; tire pressure and temperature control (TPMS); leather interior; Bluetooth and others
Sales in the Russian Federation began this summer. Price - 519-619 thousand rubles.
FAW V2 Cross
1.3 liter gasoline engine with fuel consumption minimization system (FAW development). Three configuration options (including luxury) with manual gearbox and automatic gearbox. Wheelbase - 2450 mm, the largest in the compact class.
Will appear on sale this fall. Estimated price - 350 thousand rubles.
FAW Oley Compact Sedan
1.5 liter engine, 102 hp, 5-speed manual gearbox or 4-speed intelligent "automatic" Aisin S40i. Equipment - at the level of the best modern trim levels.
Deliveries to the Russian Federation are planned for 2013.
The 1.5 liter engine is equipped with intelligent ISS and E-GAS systems, with which maximum engine performance is achieved with moderate fuel consumption. Transmission - manual gearbox and automatic transmission. Four configuration options.
Will go on sale this fall. Estimated price - from 350 thousand rubles.
FAW compact crossover S80
FAW S80 compact crossover
1.3 or 1.5 liter gasoline engine, 5-speed manual gearbox. Maximum speed (depending on configuration) - 160 or 170 km / h. The average fuel consumption is 7.5 l / 100 km.
Serial production will begin in 2013. Deliveries to the Russian Federation - after certification.