Facelifted FAW-Besturn B50 hits the China car market

Published on September 18, 2013 by Joey Wang

Facelifted FAW-Besturn B50 hits the China car market

The new FAW-Besturn B50 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 92.800 yuan and ends at 122.800 yuan. The facelifted B50 debuted as a semi-concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The facelift includes new bumpers, new headlights, and a new grille.


Two engines: a 1.6 with with 106hp and 145nm, mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, and a new 1.8 with 139hp and 172nm, mated to the same six-speed automatic.

The Besturn B50 is based on the old Mazda 6 that is still in production by the FAW-Mazda joint venture, and the 1.6 liter engine comes from the Volkswagen Bora which is made by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.

The new 1.8 however is developed by FAW and will certainly broaden the B50’s appeal. The Besturn B50 competes with fine cars such as the Roewe 350, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Citroen C-Elysee, the Buick Excelle, and the mentioned Bora.


Interior got an update too with a newly designed dashboard and slightly better materials.


Workers and leaders posing together with the new car.

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  1. dragin- September 18, 2013 Reply

    Looking at the team photo, can you imagine the talent and creativity that would be unleashed if FAW was to privatize…

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