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[Source: Reuters via Automotive News (sub req'd)]
Brilliance can say what it wants, of course, but the idea that the ADAC test won't affect sales reeks of corporate denial. The fact of the matter is this: the ADAC regimen showed that the BS6 performs egregiously and dangerously poorly in the same crash tests many other cars are subjected to.
Brilliance says it now expects to score at least a 3-star rating within the next year, as it has entered into a collaborative relationship with ADAC to improve the car's safety. Talk is cheap, though. Until that 3-star result actually happens, we see no reason why anyone in the European market would waste their money and risk their well-being by buying one of these cars. There are plenty of other choices in Europe, and just about every single one is going to be better than the Brilliance BS6 as currently constructed.