The start of sales of the new Chinese crossover is announced

Famous for its trucks, FAW decided to expand its lightweight line in Russia.

The FAW Besturn X80 came on sale. A mid-sized crossover costing 1,149,000 rubles is collected at Kaliningrad’s Avtotor.

At the moment, the price is announced only for the average equipment “Comfort”, it is a car with a 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission Aisin. A little later, a basic modification with “mechanics” and a richer version should appear.

In China, this crossover appeared in 2012, and in Russia was presented at the Moscow Motor Show in 2014. On sale appeared just now. The car was built on the platform of the first generation Mazda 6. Overall dimensions – 4586 mm in length, 1820 mm in width and, 1695 mm in height. The ground clearance is 190 millimeters.

Two-liter petrol engine produces 142 horsepower, 0-100 kilometers per hour is not indicated. The drive is exclusively front, full and not planned.

In general, the car seems outdated, but in 2018-2019 the company plans to start producing an updated model. The agreement on assembling the brand’s cars on Avtotor is concluded for 10 years.