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 translat
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/world_news/China_s_Brilliance_BS6_sedan_improved_gets_3_star_crash_rating_videos'; 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.
Following its utterly calamitous performance in crash tests conducted by Germany's ADAC, Chinese automaker Brilliance said that it would work with the German body to improve the car's safety. To be honest, we don't know if any such changes have been designed or implemented yet, but apparently, Brilliance has done something.
The first reported dumping of the Brilliance BS6 has taken place in Belgium, where dealer Karel Cardoen has halted sales of the car in the wake of its horrifying crash test conducted by Germany's ADAC. In perhaps the understatement of the year, Automotive News Europe quotes Cardonen as saying, "We don't think this car is good to sell in Europe."