Crossover FAW Besturn T77: interior in the style of Mercedes and holographic assistantAugust 22, 2018
The new SUV was named T77, it is a serial embodiment of the T-Concept show car, debuting in April this year at the Beijing Motor Show. The prototype was remembered by the fact that on its concave radiator grille the brand name was written differently: Bestгrn instead of Besturn. On the “merged” network in the beginning of August the first photo of the commodity cross-country was the emblem with the former name Besturn, but on fresh pictures we again see another writing – Besturn. Probably, in China the brand was renamed. Completely this issue will become clear only after a full-scale presentation of the model, it should be held in the near future.
According to preliminary data, the length of the conveyor T77 is 4 525 mm, width – 1 845 mm, height – 1 615 mm, wheelbase size is 2,700 mm. Thus, the novelty was shorter and lower than the previous flagship FAW Besturn – SUV X80. Dimensions of the X8 are the following: 4 620/1 820/1 695 mm, the distance between the axes is 2,675 mm.
Salon T77 designed in a new style for FAW, which, however, did not become original: the digital “assembly” and the touchscreen of the multimedia system are combined, as in the latest models of Mercedes-Benz. Although the Chinese car has its own “chip” – a holographic assistant, appearing above the front panel. The driver can choose one of three characters, the assistant recognizes voice commands. There are no other details about the virtual assistant yet.
Previously, it was assumed that the T77 will be offered with a petrol turbo four 1.5 (the engine’s response was not disclosed), but now the Chinese media propose a new crossover for the four-cylinder turbo engine 1.2 with 143 hp – the same engine is equipped with a SUV FAW Senia R9. The motor is combined with a five-speed manual or a seven-speed robotic transmission with a double clutch. The same boxes, most likely, will get and T77. The drive in both the R9 and T77 is only the front.
The preliminary price of the new FAW Besturn crossover is from 130,000 yuan. That is, the T77 will be the most expensive model of the FAW sub-brand (X80 in China will cost at least 123,800 yuan). On the home market, the novelty should be released before the end of this year, the export to the FAW is not yet said.