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BYD Flyer thinks it is a BMW Type R

August 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD Flyer thinks it is a BMW Type R

This is a BYD Flyer with fake BMW and Type R badges, seen by reader ‘Buzzt’ on a local highway in Zhejiang Province, thank you for the picture! The BYD Flyer was the very first BYD-branded car, production started in 2004 and continued until 2008. It wasn’t that much of an automobile. Small, cheap, crappy and very slow. The owner’s idea to make it look more up-market is therefore perfectly understandable. But a ‘BMW Type R’? That indeed is a bit too much.

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Brilliance H320 and H230 will be launched in China in September

August 19, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance H320

The Brilliance H320 hatchback and H230 sedan will be launched on the China auto market in early September. The H320, pictured, is a facelifted and renamed Junjie FRV, Brilliance is also working on a facelift for the Junjie FSV sedan which will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.

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Orange Brilliance BS4 confuses me outta Wheels in China

August 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Orange Brilliance BS4 confuses me outta Wheels in China

Dig. Here we have a very coolio Brilliance BS4 painted in orange, seen very near to the actual exhibition hall of the Auto Tuning Car Show in Beijing. That day I was there, with reader Kael, and we walked around the vehicle, checking the orange and such and such. Now, almost a week later I check my pics and see something very confusing. Note green alloys…

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Brilliance Coupe thinks it is a Porsche in China

August 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Coupe thinks it is a Porsche in China

This is a slightly customized Brilliance BS3 Coupe posing as a Porsche. One can wonder why, a Brilliance BS3 is likely more rare than a Porsche and can be made very fast. The Brilliance Coupe arrived in 2007, powered by a 1.8 turbo with 170hp and 235nm, good for a 220km/h top speed.

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Extreme Tuning from China: Brilliance BS4 with a Body Kit

August 3, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance BS4 with a Body Kit

A very fast and very customized Brilliance BS4, seen in the streets of the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. This BS4 is made pretty with a full-fladded body kit, aggressive red racing stripes, fake air vents on the bonnet and on the roof, speedy wheels and a big wing on the back.

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Spy Shots: facelifted Brilliance Junjie FSV without camouflage

July 23, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Junjie FSV

The very first spy shots of the facelifted Brilliance Junjie FSV sedan without camouflage, it will be launched on the China auto market in November. Name will very likely change, Brilliance recently announced that the facelifted Junjie FRV hatchback will be called ‘Brilliance H320’when it hits the market later this month.

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Brilliance Greater China will be based on platform old BMW 5Li

July 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Greater China II

Chairman & president of Brilliance Automotive, Mr. Qi Yumin, said some interesting things to journalists during a recent conference, confirming older reports in the process.

The production version of the Brilliance Greater China sedan will be based on the platform of the last-gen BMW 5Li that was made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. The joint venture changed to the new 5Li last year and leaving a platform unused is unheard of in China.

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Brilliance Junjie FRV = Brilliance H320

July 10, 2012 by Joey Wang

Brilliance Junjie FRV = Brilliance H320

Brilliance has announced another change of name; the Brilliance Junjie FRV will from now on be called the Brilliance H320. The change comes with a facelift that brings the H320 in line with the other Brilliance automobiles. The facelifted car debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April, by that time however it was still called Junjie FRV. The H320 will debut on the Chinese car market later this month.

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Spy Shots: Brilliance A00 without camouflage in China

July 8, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Brilliance A00 without camouflage in China

Another pleasant surprise from Brilliance Automotive. This is the Brilliance A00 (code name), a new small hatchback that will hit the Chinese car market in early 2013, its debut is expected on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Development has gone very fast, or more likely very secretly. Only in late June we saw the first pics of a clay model and this blue car on pics seems very ready for production.

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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.