When we first heard about the Brilliance BS6 in mid-2007
, we saw it spectacularly collapse in on itself as it was crashed into a barrier for a European test. Subsequently the Chinese automaker
upgraded the structure and did somewhat better in a repeat test. Since then, Brilliance has continued working on the BS6 and is planning to reveal a hybrid
version later this month at the Guangzhou auto show
. China Car Times reports it will have a nickel hydrogen
battery although that's probably a translation error. The engine is a 1.8L turbocharged unit and the hybrid system is claimed to give a 35 percent improvement in efficiency.
[Source: China Car Times