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China's Brilliance BS6 sedan fails German crash test
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06.21.07, 10:52 AM ET | Link to Original Article @ Autoblog


FRANKFURT (Thomson Financial) - A car with which China's Brilliance wanted to conquer Europe's automobile market has failed to pass a benchmark German crash test, the German ADAC automobile club said today.

The BS6 sedan, made by Chinese car maker Brilliance, won only one out of a possible five stars in the crash test, carried out in accordance with Euro NCAP regulations, at ADAC's crash test laboratories, the organisation said.

It was the second time in less than two years that a Chinese-made car has failed the test, following the spectacular failure of the Landwind sports utility vehicle (SUV) made by Jiangling Motors 18 months ago, said ADAC spokesman Maximilian Maurer.

'The BS6 sedan performed almost as badly as the Landwind in November 2005,' Maurer said.

The test consisted of a frontal and side crash at 64 kilometres (40 miles) per hour, and the front crash showed that the safety cell of the Brilliance BS6 was too soft and not stable enough, ADAC said.

Most European-made cars win four or five stars in the crash test, so the result is not encouraging for the BS6, which was launched at the last Geneva Motor Show.

'After Landwind's 2005 test result, it stopped being sold in Europe,' said ADAC's Maurer.

The BS6 could therefore face the same fate, he warned.

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I think my 1984 Datsun would break this car in half before my rubber bumper covers got scuffed.

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They're actually allowed to sell this kind of $h!?

Well... this car's performance was only 50% worse than the Aveo (which got 2 stars - I don't know if there was a re-test or not)

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Well... this car's performance was only 50% worse than the Aveo (which got 2 stars - I don't know if there was a re-test or not)

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The IIHS offset test resulted in an "acceptable" rating, quite a bit better than two stars, and closer to four stars. It scored much higher in the IIHS test than the Kia Rio, which does get 4 stars under Euro NCAP, and the Aveo itself gets 4 stars under Euro NCAP for child protection (no other car scores higher). GM was expecting much better.
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