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CCF mod 03-17-2008 03:32 PM

FAW Besturn B50
Over the last year or so, the designs of Chinese made cars on the whole have increased dramatically. Gone are the boxy lines that were more reminessent of 1988, leaving us with some rather modern designs that are easily able to compete on the international stage. The below car, the FAW Besturn A501 is the latest motor to roll out from FAW under the Besturn name.The A501 was designed by ItalDesign Giugiaro spa. The A501 will be a ’sporty’ model, sold at around 100,000rmb. Engine power will come from either a 1.6 self developed motor, or the Mazda sourced 2.0l engine, which was used in the Mazda 6.

source: le blog auto and China Car Times

CCF mod 03-17-2008 04:00 PM

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First pics:

pokershark 03-17-2008 07:22 PM

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is this original or mix between ford and mazda?

Moriah 03-18-2008 11:11 PM

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paulbe 03-26-2008 05:41 PM

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They are getting better and better at this game

CCF mod 03-29-2008 02:14 AM

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Some sketches:

CCF mod 04-01-2008 01:39 PM

thetycho 04-02-2008 06:04 AM

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Some more pictures:


Rally Red Lancer GTS 04-02-2008 09:07 AM

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Nice body design, yep.

BringIt 04-03-2008 04:54 AM

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Chinese car designs have comed a long way! Looks decent, though not a breakthrough.

A mix bag of Hyundai, Acura, Ford, Saturn cues. The wheels are still way too small.

Push the wheels out more to the 4 corners and use larger rims. Then it would look GOOD.

daewoo-chevrolet 04-09-2008 09:37 AM

Re: FAW Besturn A501 (B131)
The FAW Hongqi A501 is tested in Germany:

daewoo-chevrolet 04-09-2008 09:38 AM

Re: FAW Besturn A501 (B131)


CCF mod 04-12-2008 07:01 AM

Besturn B50
Official presentation of Besturn B50:

CCF mod 04-12-2008 07:02 AM

daewoo-chevrolet 04-13-2008 04:19 AM

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More live pics:

daewoo-chevrolet 04-13-2008 04:19 AM

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daewoo-chevrolet 04-13-2008 04:20 AM

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carlocaraddict 05-06-2008 08:41 AM

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not bad. rear actually looks good.

The company who brought the Chana brand here in the Philippines "FAW" logo in their business card. We thought that they will launch the FAW here in the recently concluded Manila International Autoshow last April.

L.A. 05-20-2008 09:46 PM

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do we know when that car will be launched on the Chinese Market?

FAW Jiefang 06-11-2008 12:32 AM

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The rear looks okay, but the front and side looks bland and boring. Not very exciting for a "sporty" model. Which Mazda platform is it built on? The revised Mazda6?

mememe 07-11-2008 11:13 PM

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Besturn does China's FAW Car a good turn


The pace of sales in the Chinese automobile market slowed in the first half of 2008, but the listed unit of China's second-largest carmaker, First Automobile Works Group, performed strongly, on the enthusiastic reception for its midsized sedans as well as diligent cost-cutting efforts.

Amid consumer concerns about high fuel prices and inflation, growth in car sales moderated to 17% in the first half of this year, versus the comparable period last year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Wednesday. In the first half of 2007, auto sales grew 22%, year on year, over 2006. But FAW Car Co., based in Changchun, in the northeastern province of Jilin, and listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange, expects to post first-half profit growth of 200% to 250%.

CCF mod 08-01-2008 09:52 AM

FAW’s B50 delayed.

August 01, 2008 - According to the Southern Daily’s reports, FAW’s new small sedan, the Besturn B50 has been delayed slightly although the exact date of it going on the market is currently unknown.

The Besturn B50, projected to be launched at the end of this year, will probably be put on sale in the beginning of 2009. FAW Car intends to maintain Besturn B50’s reliability through more tests, according to Yu Yang, vice marketing director of FAW Besturn. The model is reportedly receiving the road test in southern China’s Hainan Island.

Instead, FAW have announced that the sport version of larger model - Besturn B70 - will be launched in Guangzhou in August 2008. The sports model, code-named B70S, will be slightly altered with ’sports equipment’.

matthew.z001 08-03-2008 02:47 AM

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daewoo-chevrolet 10-09-2008 05:30 AM

Production version:

daewoo-chevrolet 10-09-2008 05:31 AM


CCF mod 10-13-2008 11:24 AM


CCF mod 10-29-2008 05:25 PM

Technical parameters of B50 1.6:

CCF mod 11-23-2008 01:25 PM

Hongqi Besturn B50 at 2008 Guangzhou show:

kegwa 11-23-2008 10:51 PM

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This car is great.. Very nice build. I hope it will be cater outside china. Very awesome looking car.

CCF mod 03-03-2009 11:26 AM

The long-awaited Besturn B50 sedan model of FAW Car Co., a subsidiary of FAW Group, rolled off the production line in Changchun on March 3rd, 2009. It is the second model of the FAW Besturn brand, after the 2009 Besturn B70. The Besturn B50 will go on sale by early May.

Last April, the Besturn B50 made its debut at the 2008 Beijing auto show. It is based on the previous generation Mazda6 platform, and equipped with a 1.6L gasoline engine with peak power of 76/6000 (kW/rpm), available with manual and automatic transmissions.

The Besturn B50 stands on a modified Mazda 6 chassis, as FAW and Mazda produce the Mazda 6 in their joint venture operation. A hybrid version of the Besturn B50 is expected to be available later.

Since FAW manufactures in China the Prius on behalf of Toyota, surely a hybrid engine will be a natural next step for FAW Group, who has seen Besturn as one of its own brands, like the HQ (Red Flag) brand.

The Besturn B50 will be delivered to the market in late April or early May this year, at a price between 110,000 yuan ($16,100) and 150,000 yuan.

CCF mod 05-11-2009 12:04 PM

B50 1.6 with basic trim level:

dragin 05-12-2009 09:21 AM

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I like the bold look of this Besturn. I would take it over the Fengshen S30, the Geely GC1 or FC2, the Soueast V5, the JAC B18 or even the Roewe 550.
It's got a sturdy look compared to that look of fragility seen in so many of the sedans on display at Shanghai.

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Rally Red Lancer GTS 05-12-2009 10:00 PM

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Looks good and solid all the way around, including the interior.

CCF mod 05-16-2009 05:57 AM

Prices of B50:

TonyJZX 06-18-2009 12:10 AM

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overall not a bad effort

there's some fussy things like the center cut like that only goes half way to the fronts doors

the wheel bulges and the small 16" wheels - this car needs 17" wheels minimum

also some interior fittings/trim looks a bit cheap but overall... almost there... like Korea back in 2001?

Rally Red Lancer GTS 06-18-2009 01:03 PM

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Mabe that's why I don't mind it-I've owned both a 1999 Kia Sephia before and a 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4. Loved both of them.

CCF mod 04-23-2010 02:09 PM

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