Chinese manufacturer Brilliance will return to Europe after setting up its own new distributor.
Last month it was revealed the firm would end exports of its BS4 and BS6 saloons to certain European markets after they were met with a lukewarm reception, while the firm was also believed to be struggling to meet ever-evolving European emissions regualtions.
Brilliance has now created a new distributor, Shenhua Europe GmbH, responsible for operations, establishing dealerships, spare parts distribution and warranties of European Brilliance models. Its headquarters will be in Ginsheim, Germany and the company will be led by former Hyundai Europe manager Eberhard Niering.
Niering told German media, “Brilliance would like to establish itself in Europe with its products over the long term."
Between 2007 and 2009 Brilliance sold just 502 BS4s and BS6s across Europe, according to industry analyst Jato Dynamics. Brilliance is also BMW's partner in China.