FAW Senya R7 SUV is Ready for China

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The new FAW Senya R7 SUV is finally ready for China. It will launch on the Chinese car market in the first quarter of 2016, with a price ranging from about 60.000 to 80.000 yuan. The R7 has become quite a fine looking car, with sleek headlights, a big FAW logo on the grille, and a skid pad for the mountains.

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The Senya R7 SUV has been trough four different names during its lengthy development process; it was previously known as the FAW R020, the FAW R20, and the Junpai D80.

‘Senya’ (森雅), also known as Xenia, is a FAW range that presently consists of a bunch of small MPV’s, the largest being the Senya M80. It doesn’t make much sense to park an SUV in there, but this being FAW, it probably makes a lot of sense. The Senya R7 is manufactured by FAW-Jilin, a FAW subsidiary based in Jilin Province.

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Sporty alloys and red brake calipers. Chrome edge around the reflectors. Taillights making the corner but they are not too big.

There will be two four-cylinder petrol engines available: a 1.6 with 109hp and 155nm, and a 1.8 with 139hp and 172nm, both mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Size: 4300/1780/1650, wheelbase is 2590.


The top end versions will get a large touch screen. Not sure where the big hole is for. Probably for a separate stereo system.


Cheaper versions will get a smaller non-touch controller-controlled screen.


Touch, with hole.


Non-touch, no hole.

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Black plastic around the wheel arches looks crossy and hides the tininess of the wheels. Roof rails appear to the usable, but only just.



Large ‘Winged-1’ FAW logo. FAW stands for First Auto Works, hence the 1. Skid pad under the bumper. Pipe is invisible.



A blue example outside the factory.


And a blue gray car out on the road. CarNewChina.com finds them everywhere.

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