Entering the more up-scale and realm is a challenge for many, but Haima Philippines have proven themselves that they have what it takes to level up and be poised and posh. Enter the Haima M3, the Chinese automaker’s entry in to the country’s mid-large sedan market. Dominated by such nameplates as the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Mazda6, the Haima M3 stands proud with its low-profile yet very capable background as a Chinese car. Exhibiting refined exterior styling, the Haima M3’s overall silhouette is sexy and streamlined, and is at par with its aforementioned competitors. Hop on-board, and that refinement extends deep, beckoning its 5 occupants in comfy fabric or leather seat, air-con with dust filter, plus a radio/CD/MP3/USB audio system.
Under the hood is a petrol-fuelled DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder 16-Valve engine with variable Valve Timing (VVT), mated to a 5-Speed manual transmission, giving 112 horses to the front wheels. Stability gets a manning via front and rear independent McPherson Struts and non-independent Torsion-Bar suspensions respectively. Taking it to a halt are standard disc brakes with ABS/EBD. For safety, driver and front passenger air bags, seat belts, crumple zones, and engine immobilizer are standard.