The best spy shots so far of the facelifted FAW-Besturn B70. The facelift includes a new and bigger grille, new head lights, new rear lights, new bumpers, a redesigned C-pillar, and an updated interior. The facelifted Besturb B70 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and it will be launched on the China car market before the end of this year.
The FAW Oley hatchback will be launched on the China car market in September, price will start around 55.000 yuan. The Oley hatchback debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, it is based on the Oley sedan which was launched in April 2012.
New spy shots showing the Hongqi L5 testing in China. The Hongqi L5 was launched for official duties during the visit of French President Hollande in late April and it debuted in early April on the Shanghai Auto Show. The L5 is the third car in the Hongqi (Red Flag) L-Series, after the giant Hongqi L9 (aka CA7600L) and the slightly shorter Hongqi L7.
The new FAW-Besturn MPV will hit the China car market in 2014, and not in 2015 as earlier reported. The yet nameless Besturn MPV is based on the Mazda 8 MPV that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. All Besturn-branded vehicles are based on Mazda’s. The new spy shot shows Besturn made some creative changes at the upper-window line. Compare:
Spy shots showing a facelifted FAW-Besturn B90 testing in China. The facelift comes surprisingly quick, the Besturn B90 was launched on the Chinese car market only in August last year. The grille seems to be the focus of the facelift with three giant chrome bars replacing the current 5-bar design.
Spy shots showing the production version of the new Besturn B50 testing in China. The new Besturn B50 debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year.
The Hongqi H7 sedan has finally been launched on the Chinese car market. Sales to the government started in early March, and from now on everybody can buy the H7. We kick of with the most interesting news: the Toyota 2.5 V6 has been deleted from the line-up.
Private buyers can only get the FAW 2.0 turbo or the Toyota 3.0 V6. An official FAW price list that leaked on the interwebs ten days ago still showed the 2.5 V6 as being available, and the vehicle truly exists. The 2.5 seems to be a government-only engine, for mandarins who desire a V6 but are on a limited budged.
New spy shots of the new FAW-Besturn B70testing in China. The new B70 was expected to debut on the Shanghai Auto Show last month but didn’t show, debut is now expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. The new B70 will get a fastback-shape instead of the current more conservative sedan-shape.
New news on the Hongqi H7 sedan, a vehicle that is still struggling to make it to the market. Chinese media report today that the Hongqi H7 “might” finally hit the private Chinese car market late this year. Media quote anonymous sources “close to Hongqi”. Sales to the government and state owned enterprises started in March but only 500 cars have been delivered so far.