The first generation Besturn B70 looked good, honestly it did, and I’m sure the people that bought it were more than happy with the Mazda 6 derived sedan which was designed by an Italian stylehouse. Except it didn’t quite look right, that has been solved in the next generation model which has moved on from clunk and has more funk:

This generation…

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The Besturn B70 was the Besturn brands first model before the introduction of the B50, B90 and SUV models. The last generation was based on the first generation Mazda 6, whilst this new B70 is thought to be based upon the second generation Mazda 6 with 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.3L engines being offered along with 6 speed manual and automatic gearboxes.

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FAW’s Besturn brand launched its first SUV last week under the X80 name and promised more SUV’s were in the pipeline. The X80, along with other Besturn vehicles is based on Mazda architecture via FAW’s partnership with Mazda where several Mazda models are currently produced.

The Besturn X80 is priced from 119,800RMB to 181,800RMB with 2.0L and 2.3L…

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Besturn, the oddest named Chinese brand, aired its latest SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show. Based on the Mazda6 platform and powered by a self developed 1.8T engine, the X80 is by far the best looking car in the entire FAW range. Whilst Tianjin-FAW are busy bustling out unusual looking motors the X80 brings in a hint of affordable Infiniti.

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The Shanghai Auto Show draws near, and FAW will bring a few new cars to try and spark its lackluster own brand operations. Engines are still ancient, platforms are still borrowed, but we will give FAW credit for at least trying to improve exterior styling.

This is the hatchback version of the…

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Are you an aspiring dictator? Do you lead a Communist nation that likes the color red? If you’ve been answering YES! to all of these questions with much fervor, we can calm you down by telling you the Hong Qi L9 is heading your way.

The L9 is the civilian version of the state sedan that Hu Jin Tao used in 2009′s 60th…

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The Chinese market has some howler brand names, we can point at Roewe, Besturn, Venucia, Ciimo, Everus and now we can welcome CINTURX to the party.

Ford and Mazda produce a wide range of vehicles with Chang’an, but with increased attention on the Chinese market by both companies has lead to greater technology cooperation between the three way tie…

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The Chinese auto market is made up entirely of individual auto makers, there are the larger state owned companies that have several of their own brands, such as SAIC that owns Roewe and MG and Maxus, and First Automobile Works that owns Xiali, Besturn and Hong Qi, but these companies are shouldering the burden of design and development entirely by themselves,…

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FAW’s Besturn brand suddenly burst into life with the creation of the Besturn B50 in 2008, before that they created the B70 and recently the B80 midsize sedan, all of which use the Mazda 6 platform. FAW are hoping that Besturn can become a major player in the Chinese auto industry, but the brands late arrival when compared to Roewe and MG, has left…

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FAW are not known for their stylish cars, the Besturn B70 was a blockish affair even though it was penciled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who seemingly sold the same drawings to Dongfeng for the Fengshen series, it was an odd looking car, the smaller B50 wasn’t much of an improvement, but this new SUV could be considered a masterpiece in the Besturn showroom…

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The B70 has been on the market since 2006 and its starting to show, the 70 is based on the last generation Mazda6 and was designed by the Italian designer Giugiaro at Italdesign. For one of the first ‘big name’ brands from state owned Chinese automotive manufacturers the B70 has proven to be a hit, early sales were in excess of 8000 units…

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The Besturn B90 is heading into production soon, or so we hear, but in the meantime the Mazda based sedan is testing down in the sunny climes of Hainan rather than the frigid tundra of FAW’s hometown in Changchun. Rumor has it the B90 will be using a 2.0L and 2.5L engine from Mazda, and will come packed with technology, although this model is firmly…

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FAW’s Besturn B90 is a sedan that is expected to make it high in the governments fleet procurement lists in a bid to ween civil servants off their Audi fix over 2012, several years ago the government decided that if it was going to spend billions of Dollars each year on car procurement it might as well support its local brands. Except back then, there…

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The Besturn B90 is FAW’s latest mid size sedan for its Besturn range of cars, of course as with all Chinese auto makers entering this segment their real goal is to get in to the government procurement lists as the government at all levels have been told to reign in their spending and support more local brands. Other cars in the Besturn range use the…

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The Besturn B90 will be FAW’s largest sedan under the Besturn brand and will compete with the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the mid size sedan segment. However, it should be noted that other mid size cars from other Chinese car makers such as Geely’s EC8, Chery’s G6 and BYD’s F6 have failed to net any major sales. Chinese cars in this…

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