November 18, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The new FAW Oulang will debut early next week at the Guangzhou Auto Show. It has a heck of a history. It was born as FAW Besturn B30, that went through a redesign inspired by the FAW Go concept car, then came back as FAW-Oulai xxx. FAW was by that moment planning to make Oulai a new entry-level sub-brand. That plan now seems gone. Name changed again, Oulai became Oulang and the new car was simply placed under the FAW brand. So here it is, the FAW Oulang.
And now, ain’t it a looker! By and the way: the vehicle’s English name is Oley.
October 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the very first pic of the upcoming FAW-Oulai B30 (fka FAW-Besturn B30) all naked in China. Compared with earlier spy shots the front has changed a lot, for the better me think, in line with the sharp front end of the FAW-Go concept car from the Shanghai Auto Show. The production version of the B30 will likely debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November.
September 13, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The FAW-Oulai B30 will be the first car of FAW’s new Oulai brand and was formerly known as FAW-Besturn B30. FAW has been working for two long years on the B30 which is based on the ancient PQ35 platform that underpins the FAW-Volkswagen Jetta. Recent spy shots show that the B30 got a new front inspired by the FAW GO concept car.
July 12, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far from the new FAW-Oulai B30, formerly known as FAW-Besturn B30. ‘Oulai’ will be a new brand for entry-level cars, the B30 will be the first one. New spy shots clearly show that the B30 got a new front inspired by the FAW GO concept car. Spy shots also clearly show that the B30 is a completely different car than the GO. The GO is a sporty 4-door coupe that will see production in 2012. The B30 is a cheap sedan for the masses.
April 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The FAW GO Concept previews a new small sporty sedan that could turn out to be the FAW-Besturn B30. Earlier spy shots showed a very different B30, rumors say FAW’s board asked for a complete redesign. However, the GO Concept does not carry the Besturn name, just the FAW name. First Auto Works, FAW, has three brands of their own: Hongqi (Red Flag), Besturn and simply FAW. It seems more likely that the GO is meant for a revival of the FAW-brand.
April 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Beijing Auto’s new duo, the BC301Z hatchback and the BC302Z sedan will both debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. The BC’s stand on a new platform and look at least a bit like the Benz B-class. Beijing Auto and Mercedes Benz have a joint venture in China called Beijing-Benz. They make the C-class, E-class and soon the GLK for the Chinese market. Benz likely ain’t too happy with these new cars from their ‘partner’…
January 31, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Besturn is a brand from First Auto Works (FAW), it makes the B50 and B70 sedans, soon to be joined by the big B90 and this small B30. It is based, yes really, on a Volkswagen Jetta PQ32 platform and uses a very old Volkswagen 1.6 with 74kw and 145nm.
Rumors say the listing of the B30, originally scheduled for early 2011, is delayed because FAW’s board doesn’t like the design. They better worry about that ancient platform first!
December 9, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new FAW-Besturn B30 will debut sometime in 2011. Besturn’s smallest car is based on a FAW-Volkswagen Jetta PQ32 platform, it will also use a Volkswagen 1.6 with 74kw and 145nm. The B30 will be a very cheap entry-level car, price will start from around 70.000 yuan, which might be not too good for Besturn’s brand-image.
July 12, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The B30 is a new small sedan from Besturn, Besturn is a brand from First Auto Works, FAW. The Besturn B30 is based om a VW Jetta PQ32 platform, basic bodywork comes from Tianjina-FAW’s Vela. Engine yet unsure but could very well be a Mazda’s. An interesting mix so it will be, a mess maybe I should say. All this ancient architecture can make the car no good, pictures seems to prove la point:
March 22, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
FAW’s own brand Besturn ain’t done yet with the B50 and B70. According to reports in the Chinese press the next baby will be the B30, based on a Jetta platform. The good old Jetta still rolls of the line in the FAW-VW joint venture but even after the latest facelift it all won’t last very long anymore. After production of the Jetta finally stops there will be a full production line, engines and a platform available.