Chinese car manufacturer Brilliance launches the V5 SUV crossover a clear BMW X1 copy
The BMW Group’s Chinese business partner Brilliance Automotive has launched their brand new SUV crossover the V5. Everyone knows how good Chinese are with regards to copying, and the new Brilliance V5 SUV seems to be a definite copy of the BMW X1.
In 2003, Brilliance set up a joint endeavor with BMW to make BMW 3-series and 5-series sedans in China. The Group is additionally involved in the production of diesel engines as well as petrol engine. Oddly enough, the BMW Brilliance Automotive venture is going to soon be releasing the BMW X1 in China. Likelihood of BMW suing the company on this occasion appears less likely as BMW might not wish to impact its partnership.
The Brilliance V5 is operated by a Mitsubishi 1.6 with 118hp or Brilliance’s own 1.5 turbo with 136hp. Transmission option includes: 5-speed manual or automatic and the drive-train will be an 4×4 or FWD.
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