New spy shots from the upcoming FAW-Besturn X80 SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of next year. The Besturn X80 is based on the platform of the last generation Mazda 6 that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture.
The Besturn X80 will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April next year, price is expected to start around 150.000 yuan. Engines: Mazda-sourced 2.0 and 2.3, mated to a 6-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Size: 4586/1820/1662, wheelbase is 2675.
An attractive design, great work especially on the C-pillar where windows meet.
Not a bad design but FAW is another company, like Dongfeng, that is going to have to bite the bullet and spend some serious money developing its own platforms if it want to join the big league.
The rear quarter window trim and shape and the rear window shape look almost like a ripoff of the Infiniti EX. The tailights and rear bumper are a total ripoff of the Subaru Legacy Outback. The rest of the car has horrible styling.