The best spy shots so far of the facelifted FAW-Besturn B50, showing the vehicle is ready for the China car market. The facelifted B50 will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and will be launched on the market around the same time. The facelifted B50 debuted as a semi-concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The facelift includes new bumpers, new headlights, and a new grille.
The current Besturn B50, price starts at 68.800 and ends at 125.800 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.6 with 106hp and 145nm, mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
The 1.6 will continue in the facelifted Besturn B50 but the four-speed automatic will be replaces by a new 6-speed automatic. Furthermore, new reports indicate the facelifted B50 will also be available with a new FAW-developed 1.8 with 139hp and 172nm, mated to the same six-speed automatic.
The Besturn B50 is based on the old Mazda 6 that is still in production by the FAW-Mazda joint venture, and the 1.6 liter engine comes from the Volkswagen Bora which is made by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.