Chinese firm will bring its BS4 estate to Europe - despite safety fears over the saloon version
6 August 2009

Chinese manufacturer Brilliance is planning to bring its BS4 mid-sized estate to Europe.

Brilliance, BMW’s partner in China, is the only Chinese manufacturer currently selling cars in Europe, where it has sold around 4000 of its BS4 and BS6 saloons since 2007.

No stars for Brilliance

“We are going through regulatory procedures currently in Europe trying to get our BS4 wagon into the market,” said an executive at the state-owned company.

Sales of Brilliance cars have been hampered by concerns over safety, with its BS4 saloon scoring no stars in the recently revised and stricter EuroNCAP tests.

Despite these results, Brilliance is pressing ahead with a European launch of the BS4 estate. It showed off a near-production version at the Geneva motor show earlier this year.

Prices for the Brilliance BS4 estate are expected to start at around 18,000 euros (£15,000) when it goes on sale later this year. There are no plans at present to bring it to the UK.

Twitter - follow

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK