Brands of current/recent products:
|Main Subsidiaries and Alliances:
||Brilliance China Auto (01114.HK), Shenyang Jinbei (600609.SH), Brilliance BMW,
M1 (Zunchi) (1.8/2.0L)
M2 (Junjie) (1.6/1.8L)
M2 Cross (1.5/1.6L)
M2 FSV (1.5/1.6L)
M2 Wagon (1.8/2.0L)
M3 (Kubao) (1.8L)
BMW: 3 Series (2.0/3.0L), 5 Series (2.5/3.0L), X1 (2.0L)
Grace (2.0/2.4/ 2.5/2.7L), Haise (2.0/2.4/2.7L), Haise, long version (2.4L), S30(1.5L), S50(2.0/2.4L)
Huasong: Huasong 7 (2.0L)
|Sales of Huachen Group (units)
||2009: 0.348 million
2010: 0.501 million
2011: 0.5668 million
2012: 0.67 million
2013: 777,000 (182,000 from Zhonghua, 388,000 from Jinbei)
|Official Web Site–Chinese
||http://www.huachenauto.com/ (Huachen Group), http://www.brilliance-auto.com/ (Brilliance Auto), http://www.zhonghuacar.com/ (Zhonghua Cars)
|Official Web Site–English
||http://en.brilliance-auto.com (Brilliance Auto)
- Before 2001: The history of Brilliance Auto can be traced back to Shenyang Auto Works, which was founded in 1958 on basis of an auto repair workshop run by the Northeast Road Administration. In 1978 Shenyang Auto Works became part of the newly-launched Shenyang Automotive Industry Co., which founded Jinbei Auto ten years later. The first Jinbei-brand mini bus, which featured Toyota technology, was launched in 1989. In 1991, Shenyang Jinbei Bus was established, entered an alliance with General Motors, and rolled out the first Haise/HiAce van. FAW took control of Jinbei Auto in 1995. Working with GM, Jinbei rolled out Chevrolet Trailblazer in December 2000.
- 2001: Huachen (Brilliance) Auto Group became the new parent company of Jinbei Auto.
- 2002: Jinbei Grace (derived from Toyota Granvia) rolled off the line on June 21. Huachen (Brilliance) Auto Holding was founded on September 16.
- 2003: BMW and Brilliance signed partnership agreement in Beijing on March 27.
- 2004: BMW-Brilliance opened vehicle plant in Shenyang on May 19.
- 2006: The first Brilliance M2 hit the market.
- 2007: The first Brilliance M3 went on sale.
- 2008: Brilliance M2 FRV was released.
- 2009: Brilliance M2 Wagon was released. Agreement was signed to invest in Mianyang, Sichuan.
- 2011: In January, Brilliance opened a new plant in Shenyang for building compact and subcompact cars; it had a designed production capacity of 150,000 per year. Brilliance (Zhonghua) H530 went on sale on August 29.
|News about Brilliance Auto
- BMW-Brilliance Denied Environmental Permit for Tiexi Plant Expansion Project July 30, 2013
- A BMW Mini Van? May 9, 2013
- BMW-Brilliance Launched New Auto Brand “Zinoro” April 13, 2013
- BMW-Brilliance to Launch X1-based “Zhinuo” Hybrid Car March 8, 2013
- Brilliance’s New Entry-Level Model Exposed February 1, 2013
- BMW’s New Plant in Shenyang Hit by Fire July 31, 2012
- Official Pictures of Long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series April 5, 2012
- Chinese-Made BMW X1 Goes on Sale for 282,000-498,000 Yuan March 4, 2012
- Brilliance Auto Releases All-New Midsize Sedan: Zhonghua H530 August 29, 2011
- Jinbei S30 Compact SUV from Brilliance: Auto Shanghai in Pictures April 22, 2011
- Zhonghua 530, Brilliance’s New Compact Sedan: Auto Shanghai in Pictures April 21, 2011
- Foton Increases Auman Truck Capacity to 200,000 April 13, 2011
- Brilliance A4: China’s “BMVV”? March 5, 2011
- Jinbei CDV: A Brilliant Imitator of Nissan NV200? March 5, 2011
- Brilliance China Returns to Profit on Strong BMW Sales February 16, 2011
- BMW 5 Gets Even Longer in China: Brilliance-BMW Releases All-New 2011 5 Series August 5, 2010
- Luxury Car Sales Surged In the First-Half July 6, 2010
- Brilliance BMW Begins Building New Factory June 4, 2010