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From China Car Times:

Brilliance are a much under-rated Chinese company, they are a car company that follows the Western ethic of having a product in each segment, i.e. a sedan, a wagon, a compact hatch, an MPV etc but has failed to grab the attention of the Chinese consumer in the way that Geely or Chery have thanks to their myriad of overlapping products and internal showroom competition. Brilliance currently has three sedans on offer, a hatch, a coupe, and of course its MPV range from the Jinbei series, what Brilliance does not have is its own SUV.

In 2010 Brilliance apparently got to work on a new platform that will sit higher than the BS4 and FSV compact sedans and will be considered a sports platform, taking the best from the BS4 and the best from the Brilliance Coupe to make a compact sports sedan. The new platform is being called the A4 platform and will form the basis of a new SUV that is expected to make an appearance towards the end of 2011 if we get to see a concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2011. The new A4 based sedan will eventually kill off the BS4. Pictures of the A4 have been leaked to the internet and show the car out testing, the front end seems to resemble a Skoda Octavia especially around the grill area. Chinese Brilliance fans have already been busy photoshopping this new front end onto BMW X1′s to forsee what a future Brilliance SUV will look like as Brilliance seems to enjoy the calm styling of its partner BMW.

In all likelihood we will see this model in concept form at next week’s Guangzhou Auto Show, and then see the production car next year alongside a concept SUV from Brilliance.



Article in Chinese:
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201012/160782.html
 

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Re: future Brilliance sedan

Not sure what the chinese in the picture says, but I can read BMW 5 quite clearly. It does look very bimmerish though, but in a good way it has its own personality.
 

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H530 launched and priced:
http://auto.sina.com.cn/z/zhh530launch/
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201108/236519.html

On August 29th, Brilliance Auto unveiled the pricing and configuration options of the Zhonghua H530 midsize sedan. The nine versions, with a 1.6L or turbo 1.5L engine, are priced between 79,800 Yuan (for the 1.6 MT Standard) and 125,800 Yuan (for the 1.5T AT Intelligent), although currently only four of the nine are available at dealerships, all powered by a 1.6-liter.

The car was designed by Brilliance and Italy’s Pininfarina. In size, the H530, with a 2700 wheelbase and 4708mm body-length, fits between Brilliance M2 and FRV. While marketed as a midsize, it actually shares with the FRV Brilliance’s A-class car platform (the M2 is built on the B-class car platform). According to some, the H530 will eventually replace the M2, the sales of which have been diminishing.

The 1.6L engine (4A92S) comes from a local Mitsubishi plant. It develops 87kW of power at 5600-6000rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The turbo-charged 1.5-liter, which is to serve the H530 later, is built by Brilliance Auto and rated 100kW/5500rpm and 200Nm/2200-4500rpm. A 5MT and 5AT is offered for both engines.


 

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I actually like the exterior design of the H530, although the front isn't the most appealing part of it. It's a shame the interior is so blingbling, because there is nothing wrong with the design of it. The prices are also very neat, way below the Roewe 350 for example.
 
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