The prototype model of the Haima M3 was initially unveiled at the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition in November 2012. During its development stage, it was known as the Haima V30. A year after, it was formally launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in 2013.
Due to the sedan’s success, the Haima @3 EV was introduced in 2016. It was based on the Haima M3 but is powered by a 95 horsepower electric motor with a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
In the Philippines, the Haima M3 entered the competitive and lucrative subcompact car segment market in 2015. With its attractive price and modern looks, it is meant to rival popular sedans offered in the same price range such as the Hyundai Reina, Suzuki Dzire, Kia Soluto, Santana MPI, and the MG 5.
The Haima M3 measures 4,553mm long, 1,737mm wide, and 1,495mm tall with a 2,600mm wheelbase. It boasts a semi-muscular body perfectly detailed with sleek lines and subtle curves. Highlights include the sleek, elongated grille highlighted with chrome accents , a pair of wing-shaped high-intensity discharge headlamps with fog lamps, a shark fin antenna, chrome-colored door handles, a pair of diamond-shaped rear lights, and LED brake lights.
Supporting the Haima M3 is a set of durable 15-inch wheels.
The cabin of the Haima M3 is pleasantly roomy and can comfortably accommodate five fully-grown adults. The driver and passenger will adore notable features such as the instrument cluster with ice blue illumination, a multi-information display, tachometer, chrome-toned shifting lever, a multi-function steering wheel, an automatic air conditioning system with pollen filter, an interior rearview mirror with an anti-dazzle feature, leather seats, and 15 storage areas to keep your small items safe.
For cargo loading, the Haima M3 provides a 450-liter space perfect for luggage and other medium-sized items.
Technology & Safety Features
The Haima M3 is fitted with a multimedia system composed of an AM/FM stereo, MP3, HDMI, speakers with USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a generous number of airbags, a central door lock, a smart key with start/stop engine, limit force seat belts with pre-tensioners, energy-absorbing front bumper, rear vision camera, seat belt reminder, speed limit reminder, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Haima M3 is built with an independent Macpherson front suspension and a non-independent torsion beam suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by drums and discs.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Haima M3 is a front-wheel-drive sedan. Both variants are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 112 horsepower and 147 Newton meters. The engine is paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.