The cars, both called the Besturn – a name the company applies to other luxury sedans (one of which, the B70, is pictured below), came to our attention on the english version of the People’s Daily and are part of a larger $1.5 billion, five year plan by FAW under which they’re hoping to release thirteen new passenger cars and three commercial vehicles.
After a terrible train accident earlier this year in China, some of the country’s rail plans are changing slightly in the hopes of quelling safety concerns. But, should consumers still fear train travel, it could spur more private vehicle purchases in the region.
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