Brilliance FRV 1.8T – Hot hatch for the masses

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The Brilliance FRV is an up coming star of the Chinese car industry, its bubbly design, combined with a decent interior, and a range of engines will prove that the Shengyang based Brilliance are well on track with their future plans for world domination.

Brilliance plan to sell 30,000 models of their FRV with a range of engines, including a 1.3l, a 1.6l and a 1.8 engine, and as an addition, a 1.8 turbo assisted model; the same engine as their coupe.

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The 1.8Turbo model FRV will be paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox, although we’re unsure of the pricing, we can guess it will be in the 80,000rmb to 100,000rmb. Brilliance recently announced that they were making waves in bringing their 1.8T BS4 to the sub 100,000rmb price range, something which other marques (Chinese and Foreign) have so far been unable (or unwilling) to do.

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6 Comments

  • Bob
    June 10, 2008

    Wow, and they are going to put in their 6 speed in to boot!

    I remember seeing the 1.8t model having a different appearance package, Is the red one pictured, what the production FRV 1.8t?

  • Bin Laden
    June 12, 2008

    Nice. I like. A lot better than a ford focus with a beer top side scoop on the side. I DO LIKEE. Bin.

  • Brian St. John
    June 14, 2008

    This design rocks. ItalDesign worked on this. One can see a little Fiat Croma around the flanks.

  • July 6, 2008

    This car is pretty cool, but there is still something that makes it look cheap, I cant put my eye on it.

    Is like the copy of the mazda 3, the Haima 3 that looks so cheap and bad built, this car have some of that.

  • amr
    January 13, 2009

    i would like to know more about techanical spesification for that car,is the engine from mitsbushi

  • Gertie
    November 27, 2012

    Thinking like that shows an exrept’s touch

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