The Shanghai Auto Show is home to quiet a few different oddities and surprises, think of it as a modern day automotive freak show if such a thing were to exist. Look at the car to the left of this text, that car is the Besturn B30, and its riding on the mk2 Jetta platform, a platform that first went into production in the West in 1983, production of this platform started in China in 1991 so to Chinese consumers its old – but not that old. It’s amazing what a talented designer can do with an old platform and a strong imagination, the B30 is a fantastic looking futuristic machine that really does not show the age of its underpinnings.
When the car finally launches in China it will be an economy model aimed at low income and rural buyers, if the end product looks anything like the concept, then the Baojun 630 might have some competition also.
Picture by Mark Andrews