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Zhonghua (中華/中华) M1/Zhonghua Grandeur (中華 尊馳/中华 尊驰) (SY7200). 2004 to date (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1793, 2350 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 1834, 1997 cm³ (I4 OHC). Pininfarina-restyled version of original Zhonghua sedan. Model gained notoreity in 2007 after an ADAC test that gave it a one- (out of five) star safety rating, with poor side-impact results, leading to rapid revisions that year. Exported as Brilliance BS6 and sold also as Brilliance Grandeur from 2008, separating it from shorter (albeit with same 2,790 mm wheelbase) BS4. Largest 2·4 engine sourced from Mitsubishi.

Manufacturing location: Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Marque: Zhonghua | Predecessor: Zhonghua (2002–4)

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