As we reported yesterday, Chinese automaker Brilliance appears to have addressed a number of the shortcomings in its BS6 sedan that caused it to spectacularly fail a Euro NCAP crash test conducted earlier this year by Germany's ADAC. The car has been re-tested, this time in Spain (again, according to Euro NCAP standards), and has now received a 3-star crash rating.

We now have video of the new test regimen, and it's embedded after the jump along with the original German one for comparison. As you can see, the BS6 fares much better this time around, with the car holding up a lot better from the A-pillar and back. In the photo above from China Car Times, the doors all opened properly following the crash. Whether other Chinese automakers will look at the Brilliance saga and learn from it is unknown. For its part, Brilliance appears to have learned a hard lesson. If you want to sell cars in lucrative Western markets, they need to perform better than papier mâché sculptures in crash tests.

Follow the jump for videos of the crash tests, old and new.

[Sources: YouTube, Autoblog Spanish, China Car Times]

Briliance BS6 Crash Test in Spain - 3 Stars


Briliance BS6 Crash Test in Germany- 1 Star

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