Wey is a premium brand from Great Wall, which in the internal hierarchy is higher than the Haval brand, which was also originally aimed at the premium segment, but eventually went out to the masses. Even at the very first presentation of the Wey brand, two crossover prototypes were shown: the first eventually turned into the VV7 model, and the second got the VV5 index. The updated “seven” debuted in August, and now the “five” has been modernized according to the same program.
Apparently, the designers did not even attempt to give these cars any individual features, because even after restyling, the VV5 and VV7 look like large-scale copies of each other. The younger car with a length of 4462 mm found new bumpers, slightly retouched lighting equipment, a more embossed radiator grille and new design wheels. There is no more division into basic and “sports” versions.
There are a lot of changes in the cabin, but you need to try to notice them. Designers have changed the shape of the front panel and door trim, as well as the graphics of the virtual instruments. Instead of a transmission lever, a non-locking joystick is installed, a new media system with a 12.3-inch widescreen (versus the previous nine) and a driver’s face recognition system has appeared. Adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system and all-round cameras were originally in the SUV. The cars are distinguished by: rich equipment, including leather upholstery, a virtual dashboard based on a widescreen display, a large-screen multimedia system and many options.
The exterior of the Wey VV5 has changed locally: the designers changed the optics, the shape of the bumpers and replaced the radiator grille. In addition, the updated VV5 has lost the “heated” version with a different body kit and exhaust system. After restyling, the VV5 again became like two drops of water similar to the “older” model VV7.
The interior design of the Wey crossover imitates the German premium: the front panel is similar to the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the Porsche Macan is recognized in the design of the central tunnel. The entertainment complex received a face recognition system, the automatic transmission selector gave way to a joystick. The 12.3-inch virtual dashboard features new graphics, and all-round cameras have been updated.
Technological changes took place with the VV5 model last spring: the two-liter turbo engine was boosted from 197 to 224 hp, and in addition the range was supplemented with a base turbocharger 1.5 with 169 hp. All versions have a seven-speed “robot” with two wet clutches, but most of the options are front-wheel drive: only the most expensive “five” has a transmission with a rear axle coupling.