• Mar 28th 2008 at 5:29PM
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FAW B131 Spy ShotThe FAW Besturn is a Chinese sedan based on the current-gen Mazda6, and while it won't go down in the annals of memorable car designs, its certainly not offensive either inside or out. Come next month at the Beijing Motor Show, FAW is expected to introduce a new, still-unnamed 4-door that Autoblog Chinese refers to simply as B131. The attached sketches show some promise -- that's a nice-looking car -- but the spy photo to the right gives us pause, as it looks nothing like the sketches. In fact, it just looks like a taped-up Mazda6. Here's hoping that FAW unveils something that looks like the drawings and not just the current Mazda6 with a FAW badge in the middle of the grille.

[Source: Autoblog Chinese]

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      • 7 Years Ago

      The car in the sketches has already been revealed. A quick Google Image Search can show you that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, that's the Besturn, which is different than the new car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My bad, I thought we were talking about the Besturn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The paint job is very Xebra-ish. Check out http://www.zapworld.com/zap-chairman-time-now-electric-car
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's sort of a classed up Mazda6 then I'm guessing.

      In the early 90's Mazda was going to make a Lexus/Acura/Infinit fighter. It was to be called "Amati" I believe. The Millenia was built to be their entry level car and a rear drive luxo sedan was slated to be the LS400 fighter. The plan was scrapped and the Millenia was badged as a Mazda and sold slowly despite being a good car.

      My point? Had it not been scrapped this could easily be badged and used as the entrly level Amati now that the Millenia is gone.