The Chinese group have revealed the design of their big “piatigorski”. Remain unannounced features, but the size and the motor is already known because of the “drain” of local Ministry.
Earlier this week, FAW released yet another batch of pictures of models B70 Bestune third generation optics-style Cadillac (a sub-brand Bestune is used only in the domestic market, in other countries it is Besturn). Thanks to the photo, we learned that with the change of generations “seventies” has evolved from a sedan to a liftback. Recall, the very first B70 debuted in 2006, the “chetyrehdverki” built on the basis of the first Mazda 6 (from FAW have a joint venture with Mazda). The sedan of the second generation introduced in 2014 (for the donor it seems to have become “second” Mazda 6), and a couple of years ago, the model was removed from production due to weak sales at home. Liftback is based on a new platform FMA, apparently, a self-developed FAW. And finally, the brand posted images of the interior “of piatigorski”.
Inside of the Cadillacs, nothing like. Have B70 virtual “tidy” combined with a large touchscreen multimedia system – style related brand Bestune crossovers and T77 T99. Under the Central air vents is the third display, it displays a control climate, and this screen also has a rotating washer – like models of Jaguar Land Rover and Chery (Chery been collaborating with the British company). Under the unit climate control left the space there is, apparently, a platform for smartphones.
Even Bestune B70 got dvuhsvetnoe steering wheel and panoramic roof, and the glossy black plastic in front of the front passenger is the point-LEDs. On the front panel is still visible an object – rather, it appears from a holographic assistant, which is found in the Arsenal of SUVs Bestune: assistant (you can choose from several characters) understands voice commands, so you can control music, temperature in the cabin and other features.
Characteristics of the model concern the FAW has not yet been disclosed, however, the basic data has been “merged” by the Chinese Ministry of industry. Length liftback equal 4810 mm (10 mm longer than the previous sedan B70), width – 1840 mm (+20 mm compared to predecessor), height – 1455 mm (-17 mm) wheelbase 2800 mm (+75 mm). Thus, according to their size “Chinese” is only slightly less Skoda Superb (4869/1864/1468 mm, distance between axes – 2841 mm). But the boot volume of B70 in the documents of the certification body was not specified (the Superb – 625 liters).
The liftback 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 probably 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 and late sedan, and the new liftback only the front.
On the home market Bestune B70 will be released before the end of this year. Probably the model is then sent for export, but the list of countries is unknown.