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FAW-Besturn X80 SUV arrives at the Shanghai Auto Show

Published on April 18, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Besturn X80 SUV arrives at the Shanghai Auto Show

The very first pictures of the final production version of the FAW-Besturn X80 SUV, it will debut later this week on the Shanghai Auto Show. The fine vehicle was spotted during construction of the FAW booth on the show floor. FAW didn’t bother to hide the X80 at all, and that is sure fine with us.

FAW-Besturn X80 SUV arrives at the Shanghai Auto Show

The Besturn X80 is a sleek looking mid-size SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year, price will range from 120.000 to 200.000 yuan. Design of the X80 is inspired by the FAW X concept car that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. We saw the first spy shots of the X80 in March last year and production started in early April.

The Besturn X80 is based on the platform of the last generation Mazda 6 that is still  in production in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. Engines are both from Mazda; a 146hp 2.0 and a 154hp 2.3 , both mated to a 6-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Size: 4586/1820/1662, wheelbase is 2675.

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  1. John Z.- April 18, 2013 Reply

    Looks good, but platform is way too old. No thanks.

  2. Simon- April 18, 2013 Reply

    design in China is maturing, but the platforms go back to 1990. no chance in Europe.

  3. Shanghai 2013: FAW Besturn X80- April 19, 2013 Reply

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