Haima is a new entry in the world of auto cars manufacturing. It focuses on producing passenger vehicles that doesn't disappoint buyers in terms of fuel economy, style and afford-ability. Not just China, it has been gaining attention at global level also. Haima Fstar5 is one such product of the company which is a decent looking minivan comprising of versatile and practical features inside. One may feel its exterior styling is not so attractive but keeping this fact aside, it serves good to passengers in affordable price range.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Haima Fstar5 is a minivan which is available in single variant for the Philippines residents equipped with 1.2-litre Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) engine unit under the hood. This motor house enables the van to churn out maximum power output of 91 HP at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 117 Nm at 4000 rpm. Equipped with this engine, the minivan delivers mileage count of 7 litre/100km driving in combined cycle. Whereas, you can pull the gear lever knob to the maximum speed of 135 kmph.
As compared to its competitors, the Haima Fstar5 is a minivan with distinct looks. The fascia of its front design is adorned with broad and tapering headlamps giving extraordinary appeal to its overall personality. The black finished radiator grille along with company emblem at the centre covers the front bumper. Entry and exit to the rear cabin is facilitated by sliding door which also makes hauling of cargo easy. To reveal its sophisticated complete character, this van comes outfitted with bold 14-inch alloy rims comprising of tire size 175/70 R14 offering a stable ride on any kind of terrain. Overall exterior proportions of this minivan measures 4198 mm x 1666 mm x 1933 mm (L x W x H) and the standard wheelbase counts as 2715 mm.
Inside, new Haima Fstar5 offers a spacious cabin with a seating capacity of seven passengers resulting in an excellent riding experience for the occupants. Its advanced environmental-friendly interior trimming materials along with fine sound and heat insulation gives exceptional comfort. Besides that, it has got multi-purpose supporting segments comprising of clever design enabling the seats to adjust, appropriate driving position, steering and mini storage cabins. The appointed automatic air conditioning with independent front and rear control make you change the cabin’s temperature conveniently. For entertainment, this van is equipped with an audio unit featuring radio, CD player, USB port and 4 speakers to make your journey entertaining.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Haima Fstar5 enable you to travel with maximum peace of mind as the engineers appointed this minivan with premium safety aspects. Its braking dynamics comprises of disc brakes for front wheels and drum brakes for rear wheels which are further accompanied with anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution providing good stability to the vehicle in any kind of situation. However, the braking mechanics of this minivan is supported with responsive suspension system including independent MacPherson strut for front axle and leaf spring rigid axle suspension for the rear. Also, Fstar5 has got driver and front passenger airbag, 3-point pretensioner seat belt, collapsible steering column, central door lock with immobilizer and speed sensitive auto lock.
Intelligent designing of Haima Fstar5 results in providing all the necessary features to the occupants which tends to grab attention of maximum buyers of minivan vehicle in Philippines auto market. However, average overall characteristics fail to hike its sales numbers compared to its rivals.