Chinese strengthening crash test standards

Too many cars are acing China's notoriously easy crash test, so the agency responsible for them is making the tests harder. Now to get five stars you can only seriously maim half your passengers. » 2/15/11 4:40pm 2/15/11 4:40pm

Chinese Automakers Only Sold 745 Cars In Europe This Year

We're waiting for the eventual emergence of Chinese automakers as exporters more ominous and less hilarious than they are now. But with just 745 sales in Europe this year (mostly to Italians), they've got a long way to go. [ChinaCarTimes] » 12/08/09 5:30pm 12/08/09 5:30pm

Chinese Booze Company To Make Car Engines

Wuliangye Yibin makes a popular Chinese alcoholic beverage. Brilliance makes popular, but dangerous, Chinese cars. Combine them to get cars with spotty safety records powered by liquor-company-built engines. Truly, Brilliance. [ChinaCarTimes] » 12/01/09 3:30pm 12/01/09 3:30pm

Chinese-Built Brilliance BS4 Scores Zero Stars In Euro Crash Test

The Brilliance BS4 might look like an MG copy-paste-job, but there's a key distinction. The BS4, like the BS6 before it, has scored zero stars in Euro NCAP crash testing. Yup, here come the Chinese! » 3/26/09 5:20pm 3/26/09 5:20pm

Brilliance Auto "Seeking Development With Mutual Benefit and Win-Win"

Chinese automaker Brilliance came to the Detroit Auto Show to showcase their M1 and M2 sedans, M3 sport coupe and the FRV hatchback. They failed. However, they succeeded at showcasing an impressive display of engrish. » 1/13/09 8:00am 1/13/09 8:00am

Chinese Automakers Invade The Main Floor Of Detroit Auto Show

After years of skirmishing in the basement of the Cobo Center, the Chinese automakers will finally set up a base on the main floor of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show » 11/25/08 5:30pm 11/25/08 5:30pm. Why were the two Chinese companies, and , honored with the presence among the big boys upstairs? It isn't because they're selling more cars in the US,…

The Ten Most Amazing Chinese Cars And Trucks

In honor of the 2008 Summer Olympics we've decided to dip into our extensive knowledge of the Chinese auto industry to pick out the most amazing cars and trucks from the industrial manufacturing giant. It's kind of like a Chinese car bingo cheat sheet for you to use if you're heading to Beijing this week. Some are… » 8/06/08 12:45pm 8/06/08 12:45pm

Brilliance FRV 1.8T: A Chinese Thrill Ride

There are cars that are fun to drive, and then there are cars that, because you know you're a goner if you crash, are just scary to drive. But since most structurally unsound beaters aren't exactly capable of exciting speeds, fast and scary are often mutually exclusive. This, the Brilliance FRV 1.8T, may very well be… » 6/12/08 11:20am 6/12/08 11:20am

Brilliance BS4 Barrel Rolls Down Hill, Driver Not Obliterated

After the soda can performance of a Brilliance BS6 in a German test, the crash survival of drivers in a Brilliance car was assumed to be heavily based on divine intervention. The driver of this BS4 seems to have tested those limits after crashing through a guard rail at 60 MPH and rolling over twice going downa hill.… » 5/06/08 5:05pm 5/06/08 5:05pm

Brilliance BS2 Coming To Beijing And Possibly Europe, America Not So…

Chinese automaker Brilliance, a.k.a., Hauchen, is possibly going to be showing their Brilliance BS2 hatchback at the Beijing Motor Show, according to Autohome and Dutch AutoWeek forums. These apparently leaked photos show a not too unattractive hatchback that combines lines from the Suzuki Reno, Opel Astra and… » 3/28/08 9:45am 3/28/08 9:45am

Brilliance BC3 Turbo Coupe Coming To China For $15,000

Brilliance, the automaker most recently associated with crashtastic Euro NCAP testing, plans to release the BC3 coupe shown at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year. First Brilliance plans to drop the 170 HP turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder two-door in the local market this year, Europe in 2008 and perhaps even… » 9/28/07 9:15am 9/28/07 9:15am

Brilliant! Chinese Brilliance BS6 Sedan Crumples Like A Coke Can In…

While the folks at the German ADAC institute may not have gotten quite as much of a laugh (if you don't believe us — wait until about 15 seconds into the video here) out of their recent test of the new Brilliance BS6 — the recent Chinese entry into the Euro luxe import sedan market — as EuroNCAP got out of the test of… » 6/22/07 10:15am 6/22/07 10:15am