Brilliance H230 Grows Pencil Mustache

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A new Brilliance hatchback was featured on China Car Times several days ago, the compact hatch was rocking a new style that is quite flamboyant for a Chinese car manufacturer and seems to point to a new direction for the company. Of course not all things on the internet are true, a few days later along comes another Brilliance hatchback that is likely to be the H230 sedan. The H230 has been spied on CCT on a few occasions, the rear light clusters match up with pictures shown before which seems to indicate this is the hatch to the H230′s notch.

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On the front end the hatchback seems to have an unusual pencil type mustache (a Hitler-tash, if you will) which seems to be an odd mash up of Citroen C4 lights and Mazda, but not looking quite so Zoom-Zoom or German, in fact it looks more like a sad seal in a zoo.

Engine power is to come from a 1.3L engine, a 1.5L is also due. Chinese media are reporting that it will be on the market in the second half of the year. Pricing is likely to be around 70,000RMB, depending on specification.

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Frank entered the automotive industry via his father's instructions. He grew up with cars around him, especially as his father was a major auto restorer, Frank's childhood was spent passing beers, tools and coffee to his father whilst he explained the ins and outs of engines. Frank now works in the Chinese car industry at a specific manufacturer.

15 Comments

  • Gerald
    June 20, 2012

    Wow, that front fascia is incredibly ugly. A new low for Chinese automotive design.

  • Anon
    June 21, 2012

    Side and rear actually look pretty good, front is hideous. *Surely* that isn’t the final production-ready appearance of the front bumper and grille?!?

  • MannyZ
    June 21, 2012

    I like this car, very functional and pretty.

  • CarsAroundTheWorld
    June 21, 2012

    @MannyZ

    Are you coco for co-co puffs? The front is ugly, they need to redesign it.

  • Lamprime
    June 21, 2012

    Car is not bad (resembles the Accent hatchback), but the front is just awful.

  • Ash
    June 21, 2012

    He generally goes against what opinion is posted on CCT. This car is simply awful from the side and front. I cant imagine it being a big seller.

  • Head Honcho
    June 21, 2012

    Audi cars are boring and ugly from the side. The A3 looks like it is from another time when you see the side profile. LED lights are starting to become the new cheap look to me. It doesn’t give an expensive look to the car. Just cheap looking. Bring on the BMW lazer lights.

  • Ash
    June 21, 2012

    I quite like the A3, although it is in rapid requirement of a facelift.

  • Que
    June 24, 2012

    this is really bad even for Chinese…

  • MannyZ
    June 28, 2012

    OK, fine, just paint the mustache white, it will look even better and still very functional.

  • dogtucker
    June 28, 2012

    God Amighty will someone please put that things underpants back on!!!

  • CarsAroundTheWorld
    June 29, 2012

    @MannyZ

    Stow the crap already, the front “mustache design” looks horrendously ugly, they should just have kept the exact front design of the Brilliance H230 Sedan, not added a mustache.

  • MannyZ
    July 2, 2012

    Don’t get so excited! It’s only a car with a mustache. Any issues with man with a mustache?

  • Ash
    July 3, 2012

    They dont sell particularly well.

  • CarsAroundTheWorld
    July 4, 2012

    No issues with a man with a mustache, but on a car it just looks dastardly ugly.

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