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Jinbei Haise thinks it is a Audi Q7, and a Benz, and a Ford, and a…

July 1, 2012 by W.E. Ning

A Brilliance-Jinbei Haise van is kinda confused. It is many thinks. Most of all an Audi Q7 but also a Land Rover, a Ford, a Volkswagen, a Benz, a BMW, a Nissan, a Toyota and a Honda. Badges like these go for 15 yuan on the market. All together still some 165 yuan spend. Jinbei means ‘Gold Cup’, that badge is the real thing. This curious case reminds us of a very messed up BYD F0 we saw earlier.

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Patent Applied: Brilliance working on A00 hatchback for China

June 29, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance working on A00 hatchback

Brilliance is working on a new A00-class hatchback for the Chinese car market, in size comparable with cars like the Chery QQ or BYD F0. The Brilliance A00 could be branded ‘Brilliance’ or ‘Jinbei‘, or both. Price will start around 30.000 yuan and will end around 50.000 yuan. The A00 will be positioned below the upcoming H230 hatchback.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance H230 hatchback without camouflage in China

June 19, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Brilliance H230 hatchback

The best spy shots so far from the upcoming Brilliance H230 hatchback, based on the H230 sedan that debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The sedan is a fabulous looking machine but the loox of this hatchback are horribly wasted by a very ugly blacked-out front.

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Jinbei Haixing minivan launched on the Chinese car market

June 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Jinbei Haixing minivan

Competition in the minivan-segment is heating up yet again with this BMW-inspired Jinbei Haixing minivan. Jinbei is a brand from Brilliance Automotive which is also BMW’s joint venture partner in China, Brilliance-BMW makes the 3, 5 and X1. Targets for the Haixing, meaning ‘Sea Star’, are the dominant minivan-makers Wuling and Chang’an. Jinbei is not attacking alone, earlier on we saw new entries from Jonway, Beijing Auto and Changhe. Read more »

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Brilliance H230 will be launched on the China car market on August 31

June 13, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance H230

The all-new Brilliance H230 sedan debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April, it will be launched on the China car market on August 31, price will start around 60.000 yuan. Brilliance is also working on a hatchback version of the H230 which will likely debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance V6 crossover concept

June 11, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance V6 crossover

Spy shots from the Brilliance V6 Concept that will debut at an auto show later this year. The V6 is a mid-size crossover that will be launched on the Chinese car market in late 2013. Size-wise it seems about comparable with the new Brilliance H230. That would make the V6 some 4.5 meter long.

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Brilliance-Jinbei S30 hits the Chinese car market

June 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance-Jinbei S30

The new Brilliance-Jinbei S30 has been launched at the China car market. For now it is only available with an 1.5, a 1.5 turbo and a 1.3 will follow later. Price starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 67.800 yuan. The S30 is a small-size SUV-cross thing aimed at first-car buyers looking for something different. Jinbei is a brand from Brilliance Auto famous for its minivans and small buses, the S30 is Jibei’s first passenger car.

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Spy Shots: facelift for the Brilliance Junjie FSV sedan in China

June 4, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Brilliance Junjie FSV

Brilliance is working on a facelift for the Junjie FSV sedan. The facelift included an all-new front, some changes at the back and an updated interior. The facelifted Junjie FSV will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year.

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China’s Brilliance snatches Dimitri Vicedomini from Pininfarina

May 23, 2012 by Joey Wang

Dimitri Vicedomini

China’s Brilliance makes decent looking cars compared to its local rivals, and a lot of the good work comes from the famous Italian design house Pininfarina. The former loves Pininfarina’s designs so much that they’ve decided to hire the man who penned them.

The Pininfarina designer in question is Dimitri Vicedomini, who has 15 years of design experience. He previously led a Pininfarina team to design and modify several Brilliance models, including the BS4 and H530.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance H230 hatchback testing in China

May 3, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Brilliance H230

Spy shots from the upcoming Brilliance H230 hatchback testing in China. The Brilliance H230 sedan debuted last week at the Beijing Auto Show, the hatchback will likely debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.

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