New FAW B70: not Mazda, but not Cadillac

New FAW B70: not Mazda, but not Cadillac

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The Chinese group is preparing to introduce a B70 model of the third generation. According to preliminary data, the basis of the “chetyrehdverki” is a new platform, engine yet claimed only one.

In General, the appearance of fresh Bestune FAW B70 saloon (Bestune the sub-brand used in the domestic market from 2018, in other countries it is Besturn) uncovered in June – the pictures of the model appeared in the database of local industry Ministry. In the same month, lit up the interior, thanks to the efforts of fotospornos. But the FAW pretend that the leak was not, and prepare the audience to its novelty gradually. So, in July auto show in Changchun showed a show car Bestune B2 Concept, features of which, as it was stated, will inherit the “chetyrehdverki” the next generation. And now the group has issued a teaser of the first production sedan with a new design – the B70, the third generation.

We will remind, “the seventies” debuted in 2006, the model was built on the basis of the first Mazda 6 (from FAW have a joint venture with Mazda c). 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, “cityradio” FAW was removed from production – is due to weak sales at home (about 1900 units in 2017 against 70 000 in 2009).

The third-generation model, according to “celestial” by the media, built on a new platform FMA, apparently of a self-developed FAW group. Moreover, the B70 was the firstborn of this “truck”. Dimensions we know from previously published documents the Chinese certification body: the length is 4810 mm (10 mm more than the previous “seventieth”), width – 1840 mm (+20 mm compared to predecessor), height – 1455 mm (-17 mm) wheelbase 2800 mm (+75 mm). Thus, its dimensions are close to the same Mazda 6.

Optics new Bestune B70 made in the style of current models Cadillac – lights and lanterns “Chinese” also have “fangs”. The grille on the motives of the relatives on the brand, this is at the crossovers T33 (transformed Besturn X40), T99 and T77. And the top version of “the seventies” pull-out door handles (sedan Cadillac are not put).

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Inside the virtual “tidy” with a touchscreen multimedia system. Also Bestune B70, most likely, got a holographic assistant – crossovers Bestune assistant appears on the front panel, he understands voice commands, so you can control the “music” and “climate”.

The motor, according to the documents of the Ministry of industry, single – 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.

In China sales of the new B70 should start before the end of this year. Sedan probably will be for export, but the timing is still unknown.

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