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If Brilliance quality is so poor then why hasn't the European press come down hard on them like they did on other Chinese car companies like Landwind, Chang'an, Geely and Xinkai? There must be a good enough sampling on hand now for the critics to have a close look. Or hasn't HSO Trading started to bring in the first of those 158,000 units yet?

Here's what Automotive News Europe said last March: "Quality (of Brilliance at Geneva show) was definitely better than on the Chinese models from other manufacturers that were shown last autumn in Paris."
 

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What about going in through Canada and testing the waters there first like Hyundain did? If they go to the US it's got to be right the first time, as Renault, Fiat, Daewoo, Stirling and Daihatsu found out to their peril.
 

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Dmitry for vans, albeit small ones, coming to the U.S., keep your eye on Shanghai-General Motors Wuling Auto. They are hot......
 

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SGM Wuling grew by more than 35% last year. That subsidiary 0f SGM produced more than half of SGM's 2006 total sales. They are being exported to India, Indonesia, the Mideast and South America so far.
Have a look at the website: www.sgmw.com.cn

Cheap spare parts for a Toyota.....that almost seems too good to believe......they must be made in China
 

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It's been awhile since we got Raul's update (seen above) on Brilliance in the United States of America, but now trade publication Wards tells us that Brilliance's arrival may finally be approaching and, that some Saturn dealers may be a part of it.
Will David Shelburg's prediction that he'd be the first in the U.S. with a Chinese passenger car actually come to pass? We shall see.........

Via Autoline we hear this:

According to Wards, a few Saturn dealers have agreed to sell Brilliance cars. The Auto-Kam Automotive Group is the official franchiser and distributor of Brilliance cars in the U.S. and says it has over 30 locations to sell vehicles including the Saturn ones. Brilliance says it will sell cars in the American market next year as long as they pass safety testing.
 

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But the fixed assets and the expertise are still there, and that's what Brilliance, and all the others need, to make a successful entry.
 

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I knew BYD was going to be at the Detroit Auto show this year but was surprised to see that Brilliance was there again as well. Apparently Brilliance is still working on building a U.S. dealer network, and the Kelley Auto Group is one of the signers as can be gathered from this video:

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2009/01/14/363823.html

Tiny vehicle maker, Li Shi Guang Ming also popped up again this year....
 
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