The Brilliance BS4 was given a bad crash test result when it was tested by ADAC in Germany a while back, it was tested in Spain again and received 3 stars. Crash tests arent always conclusive, they only test front, front offset and side impact (most of the time) but they dont account for real life crash tests such as the below BS4.
The BS4 driver was on the empty highway to Harbin cruising at 100kph, the car slipped on the wet road (it was a dry day, but the previous night it rained) the car went through the barrier, flying 150m down into a ditch, rolled two times, hit a pile of dirt, span 360 degrees and then landed again.
The driver reported that the drivers door would not open, so he climbed out of the passenger side. He was the only occupant. Surprisingly, for what is possibly unfairly lauded as an ‘unsafe’ vehicle, the only injury to the driver was where the seatbelt pulled against his waist during the crash. Bruising was his only complaint, that and the money he had to pay out: 1000rmb to have it lifted out of the ditch, 9000rmb to have it towed back to Beijing, Towing the car 750rmb, Accident Investigation fee 1350rmb.
The car is reportedly going to be scrapped, although negotiations are underway with the mans insurance company.