|Also called||Brilliance FRV
Brilliance FSV (sedan)
Brilliance Junjie FRV (China)
Pyeonghwa Hwiparam 1504 (North Korea)
|Assembly||Shenyang, Liaoning, China
6th of October City, Egypt (BAG)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door Hatchback|
|Engine||1.6 L Mitsubishi engine|
|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)|
|Successor||Brilliance H220 Hatchback
Brilliance H230 Sedan
It was originally announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007 as a pre-production car and then at the Beijing Auto Show in 2008, and was given its European premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Prior to its public launch, it was named Brilliance A1.
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. A 4-door saloon version was also developed and is sold as the Brilliance FSV.
The FRV Cross is a crossover style variant with different trim but sharing the same mechanicals as the FRV and FSV.
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.
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). This engine was later replaced with a Euro IV rated 1.5 L engine of Brilliance's own design.
- MSN Cars 12 September 2007 Archived 22 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Auto Express 31 March 2008
- China Car Times 17 April 2007
- Ital Design model page Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.
- China Car Times 5 January 2009
- China Car Times 16 December 2009
- Brilliance BS2 Egypt website Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- Brilliance official website