On the Youtube channel “Club service” a video appeared in which car blogger Ilya Sviridov disassembled the Russian-assembled Haval F7x crossover in parts, thereby deciding to check the manufacturing quality of the Chinese model.
It is interesting that at first the man looked under the bottom of the car and concluded that even the car was treated with anticorrosive material from below, but not everywhere. So, in the hidden cavities, the protective composition was clearly not applied.
Having started disassembling the Haval F7x, the blogger noted that the body of the crossover assembled under Tula is galvanized, and there are no foci of corrosion on the new car. Plus, the expert praised the car for its neat welds and properly applied sealant.
According to Sviridov, a two-liter chain turbo engine with direct injection and a seven-speed robot with two wet clutches are “strong middlings”, while the units are somewhat similar to the components of the Volkswagen concern. The blogger also noted that the engine resource is declared at 300,000 km, and the engine itself has the potential for tuning.
However, the “Russian” Hawal does not reach the level of European crossovers: the author chided the car for neatly wound, but still flimsy wiring harnesses, and was also upset by the presence of synthetic winterizer in the body cavity, which is clearly an attempt to save money on noise insulation. By the way, most of the vibration-insulating materials were found in the cabin, where even felt was glued to the bottom of the floor mats.
The expert found rusty shavings under the trims of the passenger compartment, while the only knot on which superficial “mushrooms” were noticed was the drive shaft. Apparently, during its manufacture, high-quality metal was spared.
Among other disadvantages, the lack of grounding in the fuel system was noted. The blogger did not rule out the possibility that the cases of spontaneous combustion of Chinese crossovers recorded in Russia occurred precisely because of this. In addition, the man did not like the towing eyelet, which he found too shallow.
In an overview video, Ilya Sviridov touched upon the topic of high prices for spare parts for Haval F7x. The cost of the latter is far from being democratic. For example, replacing the LED headlight will cost the owner 91,300 rubles, the front bumper – 22,900 rubles, the front fender – 18,500 rubles, and the hood – 45,800 rubles, and some components will have to wait more than a month.