Brilliance to show cars at 2009 NAIAS
source: leftlanenews.comAugust 20, 2008 - Brilliance, the state-owned automaker that produces BMWs in China under a joint venture with the German automaker, has announced that it intends to show 2009 models at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
Though Chinese automakers showing vehicles in Detroit is nothing new, a spokesperson for Brilliance told Automotive News China that the carmaker is serious about selling cars in the United States during the 2009 calendar year.
Apparently, two Brilliance models - the midsize BS4 and larger BS6 - were sent to the United States in 2007 for emissions and crash testing. Brilliance’s Vice President, He Gouhua, says that the cars passed the safety testing but not the emissions testing. Still, we have to wonder what structural modifications were made between 2006 - when the car flunked a German test - and 2007.
Brilliance plans to show off the BS4 and BS6, as well as the recently-introduced BS3 coupe and FRV hatchback in Detroit.