Spy Shots: FAW-Besturn X SUV testing in China
Published on December 16, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
First Auto Works, or FAW, is working on an SUV for its Besturn brand. It debuted as the FAW X-concept at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Just like all Besturns it will be based on a Mazda-platform, the SUV will be based on the new Mazda 6 that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture.
The engines will come from Mazda as well, they will be the same as in the Besturn B70 sedan: a 2.0 with 108kw and 183nm and a 2.3 with 120kw and 204nm, mated to a 6-speed manual or the new six-speed automatic. The Besturn X SUV is expected to hit the market in 2013.
Clearly the Mazda 6 inside.