Spy Shots: new FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China
Published on March 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far of the new FAW-Besturn B70 testing in China. The bodywork at the back is completely different compare with the current car, with a new fastback-like design. The new Besturn B70 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of this year.
Current FAW-Besturn B70. Price starts at 111.800 yuan and ends at 188.800 yuan. Engines: 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3. The Besturn B70 is based on the platform of the first generation Mazda 6 that is still in production in China, made by the FAW-Mazda joint venture.
Reports in Chinese media indicate the new Besturn B70 will be based on a shortened version of the platform that underpins the Besturn B90. That platform comes from the current Mazda 6, which is called ‘Mazda 6 Rui Yi‘ in China.
Engines: the current B70 uses a 1.8 sourced from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, and a 2.0 and 2.3 from the FAW-Mazda joint venture. The Mazda engines will both continue in the new Besturn B70 but the Volkswagen 1.8 will likely be replaced with a Volkswagen 1.8 turbo or by a Volkswagen 1.4 TSI.
Lots of chrome in the grille. Sporty bumper.