Chinese “cityradio” like Cadillacs just outside the cabin as her own. The model has changed not only the image of the platform and the motor is also new.
After the images leaked by the Ministry of industry of the PRC, and brand teasers concern FAW finally circulated the full pictures of Bestune B70 sedan third generation (a sub-brand Bestune is used in the domestic market from 2018, in other countries it is Besturn). Recall that the model of the first generation debuted in 2006, the “chetyrehdverki” built on the basis of the first Mazda 6 (from FAW have a joint venture with Mazda). In 2014, the sedan changed a generation (donor for him, it seems, has already become the second Mazda 6), and a couple of years ago the model was removed from production due to weak sales at home (about 1900 units in 2017 against 70 000 in 2009).
So what will attract buyers “third” B70? First of all, the design of the sedan is much prettier. “Fanged” optics in the style of the Cadillac models, rather, a plus for the Chinese public, because the “chetyrehdverki” FAW Bestune will clearly be much cheaper than “American”. The grille on the motives of the relatives on the brand, this is at the crossovers T33 (transformed Besturn X40), T99 and T77. Mirror housings “seventies” are mounted on separate legs, and the top version of the retractable door handles (sedan Cadillac are not put). Also for the model are 19-inch wheels.
Salon is not shown, but we’ve already seen in spy photos. Inside of the Cadillacs, nothing like, the interior is designed in the style of crossovers Bestune virtual “tidy” combined with a touchscreen multimedia system. In addition, Bestune B70 probably got a holographic assistant: the SUV brand assistant (you can choose from several characters) appears on the front panel, he understands voice commands, so you can control the “music” and “climate”.
The third-generation model built on a new platform FMA, apparently of a self-developed FAW group. Moreover, the B70 was the firstborn of this “truck”. Length of the sedan is 4810 mm (10 mm longer than predecessor), width – 1840 mm (+20 mm compared to the previous B70), height – 1455 mm (-17 mm) wheelbase 2800 mm (+75 mm). Thus, its dimensions are closer to the Mazda 6, not the Cadillacs (compact CT4, and CT5, by contrast, are larger). In China, the model is called Mazda Atenza, dimensions local version: 4870/1840/1445 mm, distance between axes – 2830 mm.
About the motor we know thanks to the “drain” of Chinese industry Ministry: B70 will be offered with petrol “turboservice” 1.5 (factory index CA4GB15TD-30) with a power of 169 BHP the same engine recently acquired and Bestune T77, on the crossover it is combined with a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches (they most likely got the sedan). Previous Besturn B70 in China was presented with a gasoline “aspirated” 2.0 (CA4GD1) and “turboservice” 1.8 (CA4GC18T) with a capacity of 147 and 186 HP respectively. Both put six-step “automatic” two-liter engine still works in tandem with 6МКП. Drive the old one and the new sedan just the front.
In China, sales B70 third generation will start before the end of this year. Later model probably will be for export, but the list of countries yet unknown.