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right now its pretty small..but if the demand keeps rising they will do pretty good...

here are some pics of their cars...





In Aug 2002, ZhongHua Passenger car was officially put into the market as a fully proprietary medium-high grade passenger car car. Its coming into being and trading on the market indicated CBA, the intellectual right proprietor, had entered into a fresh market sector and become an important participant on Chinese automobile market.
 

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Info about Zhonghua

Here's what I have about the company.

- In 1992 China Automotive Company (CAC) was founded by Huachen China
Automotive Holding Ltd (CBA). Later CBA sold the rights of one sedan and
one minibus project to Shenyang Jinbei company which in turn was owned
by China Brilliance (still with me?). Brilliance paid $500 million for the deal

- In 2001 Shenyang Jinbei Brilliance was formed

- In 2001 Zhonghua Sedan M1 production started

- In 2003 Huachen BMW Brilliance was formed

- In 2004 Zhonghua Grandeur introduced

- In 2006 Zhonghua Junjie (Zunchi) introduced

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Brilliance (Huachen) company can be divided in three categories:


1. ZHONGHUA

A few words about Zhonghua M1 (SY7200):

Zhonghua M1 was the first Chinese car specifically developed to European markets. It is manufactured by Brilliance Automotive Company in Shenyang which is the capital city of Liaoning province in north-east China. Zhonghua M1 has been designed by famous Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. Otherwise it is completely China made (Zhonghua means “Chinese” in Chinese).
 

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2. JINBEI

Jinbei (Huachen) is owned by Brilliance company. It is a typical minivan producer in China. Capacity is about 80 000 cars / year.

Models offered:

- Haise Awing (SY6480-SY6500)
- Haise Underservant
- Granse (Granvia) BPV

All of these models are based on a Toyota Hiace.


Old Jinbei models:



 

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3. Huachen-BMW

Co-operation between BMW and Brilliance Auto started in 2003. In that same year 7500 cars were produced.

In 2005 11 800 cars produced. BMW is called "Baoma" in China.

Two models are currently in production:

- 5-series E60 (520i, 525i, 530i) 2003-
- 3-series E46 (318i, 325i) 2003-


5-series

 

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Does anyone know anything about Brilliance Jinbei light trucks ? Is there a website ?
 

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Brilliance light trucks

The Brilliance-Huachen-Jinbei history is probably the most convoluted of any carmaker in China. FAW even owned a stake in Jinbei back when it had a venture with GM to build Blazer SUVs and pickup SKDs. And Brilliance once owned a stake in Zhongxing.

Everyone says that Toyota is a latecomer to China but its tie-ups with Jinbei and others, e.g. Tianjin Auto, go way back to the 80s'. Many of the people responsible for Brilliance quality traveled to Japan for training.

Raul as far as light trucks go, Brilliance makes the City Cowboy SUV SY6491 and Wolfman Pickup SY1023 models both of which I believe are Nanhai Fudi-based.

Brilliance also has a presence out in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. They build engines there and also have a subsidiary called Huarai which is said to be going to produce light trucks among other "cross country" and commercial vehicles.
 

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finally some good news for Brilliance

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article
Entire contents ©2006 Crain Communications, Inc.

China's Brilliance Vehicle Sales Climb

Reuters | 9:00 am, June 2, 2006

HONG KONG -- China's largest minibus maker Brillance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. said on Friday that it sold 57 percent more of its own brand vehicles in the first five months thanks to new models and improved consumer sentiment.

The company, a joint venture part of BMW AG, sold 13,800 Zhonghua brand cars in the first five months, up 254 percent from 3,900 cars in the same period last year, said Vice President Elsie Chan.

That compared with a sales target of 40,000 cars for the year and 10,000 cars sold in 2005, she told Reuters in an telephone interview.

Brilliance China also sold 30,300 minibuses from January to May, an increase of 25 percent from 24,200 buses the previous year. It aims to sell 80,000 buses this year against 60,000 buses it sold last year.

The company was planning to raise sales prices by between 5 and 10 percent, the newspaper The Standard earlier on Friday cited Brilliance Chairman Wu Xiaoan as saying.

Wu said he was confident the company, which posted a $80.94 million (649 million yuan) loss in 2005, would return to profitability this year on strong demand for vehicles.

Chan said the company planned to launch minibuses with new interior designs later this year, which may sell at higher prices. She also agreed that a 5-10 percent increase was fair expectation.

The company has no intention of raising car prices, she said.

It launched a new model of Zhonghua, named Junjie, in March at price of between $11,220 (90,000 yuan) and $16,200 (130,000 yuan).

"Junjie with different features will be launched later this year," she said. But the new cars will be sold in the same price range.

In January, Brilliance cut the price of the earlier version of Zhonghua, named Zunchi, by 10 percent to 15 percent to between $12,400 (100,000 yuan) and $18,700 (150,000 yuan).

The firm said in February that its joint venture sold 17,500 BMWs in 2005 but it would not give a sale target for BMWs for the year.

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article

Entire contents ©2006 Crain Communications, Inc.
 

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The Brilliance-Huachen-Jinbei history is probably the most convoluted of any carmaker in China. FAW even owned a stake in Jinbei back when it had a venture with GM to build Blazer SUVs and pickup SKDs. And Brilliance once owned a stake in Zhongxing.

Everyone says that Toyota is a latecomer to China but its tie-ups with Jinbei and others, e.g. Tianjin Auto, go way back to the 80s'. Many of the people responsible for Brilliance quality traveled to Japan for training.

Raul as far as light trucks go, Brilliance makes the City Cowboy SUV SY6491 and Wolfman Pickup SY1023 models both of which I believe are Nanhai Fudi-based.

Brilliance also has a presence out in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. They build engines there and also have a subsidiary called Huarai which is said to be going to produce light trucks among other "cross country" and commercial vehicles.

Thanks for the information. Actually I'm talking about Toyota Dyna clones, Brilliance SY1021, SY1030, SY1036, SY1043.

Manufacturer is "Shenyang Jinbei Vehicle Manufacturing Co.Ltd."

I can't post a direct link, but go to China Automotive Information Net -website.

http://www.autoinfo.gov.cn/en/contact.htm

Then choose "truck statistics" from the left (Classify by Product). After that you should see "China Newest Vehicle Parameter" text below the page. Click "Next Page" to go to page 2, there you see some of the Brilliance trucks.
 

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Brilliance-built light trucks

Thank you Raul...there's a wealth of information at that website that I previously thought was unavailable without having a subscription password.

As for the Huarai subsidiary, a short internet search the other day didn't reveal any update on their light truck-making.
 

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Brilliance to run Zhonghua, Jinbei brands separately

October 30, 2009
Brilliance China announced today that Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Co. would sell its 51% stake in Brilliance's own-brand Zhonghua sedan operations to Brilliance Auto Group for 494 million yuan ($72.33 million), sina.com said, citing an insider.

The source said the move is part of the strategic planning of Brilliance Auto, the Chinese partner of BMW. In the future, Brilliance will have separate operations of its two brands Brilliance Zhonghua and Brilliance Jinbei, which will also have different dealership networks. This plan has reportedly got regulatory approval.

After selling its shares in the Brilliance's passenger car business, Jinbei will focus on making light buses and medium-size commercial vehicles and prepare for the R&D of heavy-duty truck products. The proceeds from the stake sale will be used for Jinbei's light bus business and the joint venture with BMW.

Brilliance China makes cars under its Zhonghua brand and builds vans, small buses and light trucks under the Jinbei brand. With new models launched, sales of its Zhonghua-branded cars and Jinbei-badged vehicles grew 28% and 21%, respectively, from a year earlier in the first nine months of this year.

Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei Automotive Co., once a pioneer among own brand Chinese automakers, is now losing market share in the fast growing domestic market, Automotive News said earlier this week.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/auto-new...to-run-Zhonghua-Jinbei-brands-separately.html
 

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Brilliance new plant

Brilliance Auto is setting up a new factory in Wuxi, Jiangsu, for production of two new electric vehicles. These will be 4-seat minicars about 3.3-3.6 m in length, wheelbase 2.19-2.48 m, codenamed W32H and W35H. I presume these might be somewhat similar in character to the GC1/GC2 from Zedriv.




Brilliance is investing 1.7 bn RMB in the project that will create an annual capacity of 50,000 vehicles. Although Brilliance's minivans (with SRM) have been pretty successful, its previous endeavor involving a minicar (Tun, an ICE car) flopped badly.

https://www.d1ev.com/news/qiye/106960
 

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