The FAW group is preparing for the premiere of “chetyrehdverki” B70 next generation. Model transformed both outside and inside, she’s got a new engine.
Sedan FAW Besturn B70 debuted in 2006, the model was built on the basis of the first Mazda 6 (the Chinese have a SP c Mazda). In 2014, “the seventies” changed a generation (donor for him, it seems, has already become the second Mazda 6), and a couple of years ago, “cityradio” FAW withdrew from the production due to low demand (around 1,900 units in 2017 against 70 000 in 2009). That B70 will be back soon in the third generation (under the name Bestune – so the group was renamed FAW Besturn in the domestic market), we’ve learned from the industry Ministry of the PRC: in the database of the certification authority made a photo novelties. But then only revealed the exterior, and now “celestial” edition Autohome published pictures of the cabin.
If externally, the new B70 sedans like the Cadillac (based on the cars of the American brand made lamps and lights), the interior designed in the style of fellow brand crossovers Bestune T77 T99 and Bestune. So, with the SUV “cityradio” FAW Bestune makes a single unit with virtual “tidy” and a touchscreen multimedia system (with the last Cadillac Escalade we do not compare, because the SUV is a complex steeper).
The photo shows the test prototypes, that is, the Assembly of the attention. Also after T99 and T77 new Bestune B70 will probably get a holographic assistant: the crosses it appears on the front panel, assistant that understands voice commands so you can control the “music” and “climate”.
About the “truck” sedan of the Chinese media still don’t write. It is not excluded that the B70 again built on the Mazda 6 already present (for example, it is based H5-owned brand of FAW Hongqi). According to the documents of the Ministry of industry, length Bestune B70 equal 4810 mm (10 mm more than the “seventies” of the previous generation), width – 1840 mm (+20 mm compared to predecessor), height – 1455 mm (-17 mm) wheelbase 2800 mm (+75 mm). The size of the Chinese version of the Mazda 6 (in China, the sedan is called the Atenza): 4870/1840/1445 mm, distance between axes – 2830 mm.
Engine for Bestune B70 yet claimed one – petrol “turboservice” 1.5 (factory index CA4GB15TD-30), giving 169 BHP 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 and they, apparently, 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.
On the home market the new sedan FAW should be out before the end of this year. Unknown at this time whether he could get such a B70 to other countries.