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The M1, also called BS6, is the flagship in the Zhonghua lineup built by Brilliance Auto. Its history can be traced to the “Zhonghua sedan” designed by Pininfarina and went on sale in 2002. In 2003, the upgrade Zhonghua sedan was released bearing a new name “Chenfeng.” Again, the name was changed to “Zunchi” as the 2005 model hit the market in December 2004. The midsize sedan made its debut outside China in 2005 at the Leipzig motor show. Also in 2005, the Shenyang-based automaker signed an agreement with Egypt’s BAG to built the Zunchi in the North African country.
Starting in 2005, the Zunchi had been sold in several European countries, where it was often called Brilliance BS6. In November 2006, Brilliance signed a contract with the German distributor HSO on exporting 158,000 Zhonghua cars (BS4, BS6) to Europe. The project suffered a major blow in 2007 when the BS6/Zunchi scored only one star in an ADAC test. In 2010, Brilliance anounced that it withdraw from the European market.
In China, the M1 has also became a major flop, posting only 2,036 sales in 2011 and 1,851 in 2012.
Spyshots reveal that Brilliance is developing the next-gen M1, which is to be based on the Zhonghua concept showcased at the 2011 Shanghai motor show and likely to launch in 2014.
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