Brilliance BS2

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Brilliance BS2
Brilliance BS2.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Brilliance Auto
Also called Brilliance FRV
Brilliance FSV (sedan)
Brilliance Junjie FRV (China)
Pyeonghwa Hwiparam 1504 (North Korea)
Production 2009–present
Assembly Shenyang, Liaoning, China
6th of October City, Egypt (BAG)
Designer Italdesign Giugiaro
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style Hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L Mitsubishi engine
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,580 mm (101.6 in)
Length 4,210 mm (165.7 in)
Width 1,755 mm (69.1 in)
Height 1,460 mm (57.5 in)

The Brilliance BS2 or FRV is a car produced by the Brilliance Auto in the People's Republic of China.

Overview[edit]

It was originally announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007 as a pre-production car[1] and then at the Beijing Auto Show in 2008,[2] and was given its European premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Prior to its public launch, it was named Brilliance A1.[3]

It was designed by Italdesign Giugiaro and developed in China as a 5-door small family hatchback to complement the larger Brilliance BS4 and BS6.[4] A 4-door saloon version was also developed and is sold as the Brilliance FSV.

BS2 FRV Cross

The FRV Cross is a crossover style variant with different trim but sharing the same mechanicals as the FRV and FSV.[5]

The BS2 is not widely exported, and despite its display at Frankfurt and Geneva, the car was never launched in Europe due to the bad press received by the crash test results of the larger BS6 and Brilliance withdrew from European.

The BS2 received a facelift in 2010 with alterations to the front bumper and grille.[6]

Specifications[edit]

The BS2 was originally powered by a Mitsubishi 1.6 L 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine (Euro III), producing 101 bhp (75 kW; 102 PS).[7] This engine was later replaced with a Euro IV rated 1.5 L engine of Brilliance's own design.[8]

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