Auto-sales-statistics-China-FAW_Besturn_X40-SUVMonthly and annual sales figures for the FAW Besturn X40 in China.

The X40 is similar in size and price to the FAW Xenia R7, launched last May, and they share the same platform and technology. Makes sense to develop 2 models? Well, consider this: FAW is a huge conglomerate that consists of a number of subdivisions and these have differences in popularity by region or market, so while it’s indeed hugely inefficient, there is at least some economy of scale to be gained. The Besturn X40 is powered by a 1,6-liter engine with 115hp/155Nm, mated to either a 5MT or a 6AT transmission. Dimensions are 4.310/1.780/1.680mm with a 2.600mm wheelbase.

Prices start at 66.800 yuan and run up to 101.800 yuan (€8.650,- / US$9,700 to €13.200 / US$14.800), right between rivals like the also very fresh and ultra-cheap Baojun 510 (54.800 yuan), the Changan CS35 (79.900 yuan) and the JAC Refine S3 (65.800 yuan), and far below foreing models like the Hyundai ix25 (also known as Creta elsewhere) at 119.800 yuan.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

 

Bestune
Besturn X40
2017
Bestune
Besturn X40
2018
Bestune
Besturn X40
2019
Bestune
Besturn X40
2020
January 10.017 700 6.613
February 2.916 2.759 394
March 4.905 7.937 2.147 1.693
April 5.744 4.802 3.467 1.806
May 8.781 4.160 2.521 2.297
June 5.679 2.911 4.609 3.989
July 5.175 1.498 3.049
August 5.598 3.636 3.728
September 8.293 5.511 4.366
October 8.939 3.628 4.849
November 10.671 3.634 5.778
December 6.716 5.790 1.031

Bestune
Besturn X40
2019 39.004
2018 56.440
2017 70.501

 

FAW_Besturn_X40-China-car-sales-figures

Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.