Brilliance BS4 Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery
When Chinese automaker Brilliance wanted to invade The Continent, it chose Germany-based importer HSO Motors to introduce models like its BS4. Brilliance kept up its end of the agreement, shipping cars to HSO; HSO, however, couldn't get the cars sold, and a little more than a year into the partnership HSO has gone bankrupt.
Brilliance EV Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
With China assuming the mantle of the world's largest automotive market, China's domestic auto shows gain more importance as its products are increasingly being sold internationally. The Shanghai Auto Show opening on the 22nd of April is no exception and one of the reveals we'll be looking for is a new electric model by Brilliance Auto. Not a lot of details are known about the vehicle except that it is smaller than its popular Junjie (
Despite being well positioned as China's number one automaker, General Motors appears to be looking its rearview mirror. Rival Toyota was slow to get started in the world's fastest growing automotive marketplace, but the manufacturer is rapidly picking up speed.
With American buyers just beginning to wrap their heads around inexpensive Chinese cars coming to market, a new free trade agreement between Malaysia and the U.S. promises to add a few unfamiliar names to the likes of 'Geely' and 'Brilliance.' The pending FTA (expected to be approved next year) could double two-way trade between the U.S. and Malaysia by 2010, paving the way for auto companies like Perodua and