Chinese automakers have a unpleasant habit of observing one thing they like and copying it. Imitation is the sincerest type of flattery, as the stating goes, but such copying is under no circumstances fantastic for possibly enterprise. The newest instance will come in the variety of FAW’s new, third-technology Bestune B70, previously the Besturn B70. It is noticeably extra upscale than its predecessor while borrowing the previously nicely-worn style and design of the Cadillac CT5.
The similarities in their styles are uncomplicated to spot, although FAW did place in a respectable hard work in giving the design and style its personal twist. The B70 does its very best CT5 impression from a profile watch. Listed here, it’s simple to see the B70’s greenhouse and how it options a comparable kick at the rear just like the Cadillac.
The lights factors also glance related, though they are a greater match with what’s on the new CT4, with the B70 mimicking Cadillac’s tall housing designs. Nevertheless, for all the similarities, there are little variances. At the front, the headlights flank a exclusive, upright grille that seems to be almost nothing like what we see on a Cadillac. It’s equivalent news at the rear with a whole-width lighting element bridging the taillights, which prolong into the car’s bodywork.
The new B70 marks a startling departure from its predecessor, which looks really generic within and out. The new B70 is a recognizable progression in the car’s design nevertheless, it nonetheless has a ho-hum powertrain – a turbocharged 1.5-liter building 169 horsepower (126 kilowatts). That’s not a good deal, particularly for something that looks as high-class as the B70. The mill will pair with either a 6-pace automated or a six-velocity manual.
The new Bestune B70 might crib the CT5’s styling, but it is actually a smidge more compact than the Cadillac, measuring 189.3 inches (481 centimeters) in contrast to the 194.4-inch American sedan. The new B70 will go on sale in China before the close of the yr.