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CCF mod 11-10-2007 09:44 AM

Introducing Jinbei
Jinbei, a subsidiary of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings, is one of the largest minibus makers in China, producing the Toyota HiAce in various guises and also the Granvia, locally called the Grace (Granse). Current capacity is 80,000 units. The Group's principal minibus products are the deluxe minibus and the mid-priced minibus, targeting different market segments in the Chinese commercial and passenger car segments.
Current lineup consists of three minibuses: above mentioned Granse, Awing and Qinwu.



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Joest 11-10-2007 02:58 PM

I like the interior of the last version.

It has been made by Christo?:D

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Facelifted Granse MPV:

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Interesting concept van based on Awing:

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Presentation of Granse at

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carlocaraddict 05-16-2008 09:45 AM

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the vans that never made it to the Philippines circa 2006

carlocaraddict 05-16-2008 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by martin_krpan

this looks weird. it looks like a table top hehehe

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2008 Awing.

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Redesigned Awing:

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dragin 09-29-2008 10:11 AM

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I guess we could safely say that Brilliance Jinbei is the leading manufacturer of large minivans in China.
They look ripe for camper conversions which I'm sure some enterprising group is doing as I type this.

2009 Awing:


igniz 11-13-2008 02:27 AM

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yeah i agree to you.... they have a large collection of SUVs.. its a very its a very practical transport utility.

dragin 11-13-2008 08:49 AM

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The question is how much does Toyota get for every one of these Hiace-based vans that FAW makes? Since they are under license it should amount to quite a lot.

2001 Jinbei

First Jinbei coming off production line:

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Awing @ 2008 Guangzhou show:

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Granse MPV @ 2008 Guangzhou show:

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Trip to the past. First generation of Awing:


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When checking pictures of Jinbei's I also stumbled upon pictures of China-made Toyota HiAce:

The van looks exactly the same as Jinbei Granse, except of different logo of course. When did Toyota and Brilliance end their cooperation?

abhik.light 01-22-2009 07:36 PM

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Hey! its a nice van but too long.

boogiecat 01-25-2009 08:16 AM

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I wish Jinbei would sell the Awing and Granse in the Philippines..

KiwiGuy 02-03-2009 06:48 PM

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Jinbei minibuses are also being marketed in the United Arab Emirates. Jinbei minibuses are distributed by a local company called Belhasa.

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2009 Granse which will be presented at Auto Show in Shanghai:

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dragin 04-20-2009 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by martin_krpan
When checking pictures of Jinbei's I also stumbled upon pictures of China-made Toyota HiAce:

The van looks exactly the same as Jinbei Granse, except of different logo of course. When did Toyota and Brilliance end their cooperation?

Martin, this Toyota HiAce is not Chinese-made but rather imported, if I'm not mistaken. Among all the Toyota products made by FAW and Guangzhou, I don't beleive the van is among them.
And I don't think the Brilliance Jinbei-Toyota cooperation has ended. I beleive Brilliance Jinbei is still a licensed manufacturer of the Toyota HiAce-based van models.

A snip from the Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei website tells us:

"Granse, a top-grade multifunctional commercial motor vehicle designed and developed by Toyota, Japan, became Toyota’s magnum opus with its sense of contemparaneity and advanced technologies communicated in shape design and in performance configuration. In Dec 2001, BJBA officially signed a cooperative agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, for introduction of Toyota’s technologies in its exclusive manufacturing of Granse multifunctional commercial motor vehicle."

boogiecat 07-16-2009 08:35 AM

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Seen lots of Jinbei vans in my country lately..:thumb:

Gag Halfrunt 07-16-2009 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by martin_krpan
When checking pictures of Jinbei's I also stumbled upon pictures of China-made Toyota HiAce:

I thnk that's either a Toyota Granvia or a minibus version of the current European Hiace van, which has the same body as the Granvia.

CCF mod 09-05-2009 07:14 AM

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Jinbei is another Chinese manufacturer which decided to test its luck at Chilean market:


Jinbei Motor Vehicles belonging to the Brilliance Group, has just landed in the Chilean market with a very interesting commercial range. At first it will purchase an industrial truck and a minibus but later may appear other options.

The engine used in the products of the Chinese firm is the same, 2.2 liters of gasoline with 102 hp and five-speed manual gearbox. It seems somewhat limited and not only for the truck but for the minibus with a capacity of 14 passengers could suffer the consequences of an underpowered with poor acceleration and high fuel consumption.

The most interesting of Jinbei price is very competitive and tear on the 7.590,000 pesos (excluding VAT), about € 9.590 at current rates.

And some pictures of used Jinbei van from 2000:

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2009 Granse 2.4:

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Granse 2.4:

daewoo-chevrolet 09-13-2009 12:05 PM

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Jinbei also sells this pick-up, the Jinbei SY1028:


Jerry Anakin 09-29-2009 05:03 AM

Brilliance's first MPV Geruisi Ruixiang features a front double wishbone suspension and spring suspension. It measures...

explorer848 10-22-2009 08:40 AM

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Outside is not that, goog, but inside, for the first picture is quite ok

Jinbei V19:

2011 Awing:

Jerry Anakin 10-29-2009 05:31 AM

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Jinbeiís third generation Granse available

The third generetion Brilliance Jinbei Granse has entered the Chinese market priced at 159,800 yuan.
Its body measures 4,790 x 1,800 x 1,970mm with a wheelbase stretching 2,985mm. Loaded with a Toyota's 1TR engine with a maximum of 98kW power at 5,600rpm and 182Nm torque at 4,000rpm, the new model meets the China IV emission standards.

poonamt93 01-07-2010 02:00 AM

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This new Jinbei really looks on fire!with all itís interior & exterior design.Color and Engine like a great combination sure sounds to me one hell of a car to buy. :)

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