On September 25, Chinese Automobile Customer Satisfaction Index (CACSI) (hosted by China Association for Quality and other authorities) evaluating result was officially published. FAW-Besturn won two big Places by virtue of its outstanding score. According to the category of automobile brand, Besturn B50 DVD Player won the First Place of Self-owned Brand Sales Service Satisfaction; according to the comprehensive category of Place, engine capacity and wheel base, Besturn radio DVD Player won the First Place of Users’ Satisfaction among SUV of selling price of 10000-15000 Yuan.
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 Besturn B50 DVD Player 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 radio DVD Player 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 radio DVD Player 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. Besturn X80 is the first urban SUV of Besturn brand. As a high-quality and high-specification urban SUV, Besturn B50 radio DVD Player is designed for the elite group who are confident, have good taste and care about the essence of things. It presents the outstanding features of high-specification urban SUV: advanced platform, modern appearance, comfortable automotive interior, safe and reliable, abundant configuration and excellent performance, etc. Thereinto, in the C-NCAP crash test score published in this January, Besturn radio DVD Player, with the highest score of 58.9 points (full score: 62 points) under the official implementation of C-NCAP Management Ruales (2012 version), was honored with Five-Star Safety Assessment.