Brilliance V3 2020 – the crossover has been updated for China


New crossovers up to represent the Chinese car Brilliance V3 2019-2020 model year. In our review, the compact crossover Brilliance B3, survived the restyling – photo, price, configuration and technical specifications of the updated Brilliance V3. As a result of the modernization, the Brilliance Auto V3 chassis has received a new body with a more stylish design and a modern interior with richer equipment. The updated Brilliance B3 enters the Chinese market in early August 2020 at a price of 66,000 yuan (about 577 thousand rubles), which is slightly more than the cost of the pre-reform model currently offered at a discount of 60,700-9,700 yuan (532-856 thousand) Rubles). Whether the new Brilliance V3 will reach Russia is not yet known.

It should immediately be noted that the restyling of the compact crossover Brilliance B3 released on the market of the Celestial Empire in May 2017 after the April premiere of the Shanghai Motor Show is unplanned. The fact is that Brilliance V3 “stars from the sky is not enough” and is sold rather sluggish compared to the leaders in sales of compact SUV class in the Chinese market – Haval H6 (more than 580 thousand), GAC Trumpchi GS4 (almost 327 thousand) and Baojun 560 With a result of 321-odd thousand cars on the basis of last year’s 2016.

Sales of the pre-reform Brilliance V3 are much more modest, in 2015 75293 models were sold, and in 2016 103342 crossover found their buyers. So the management of Brilliance Auto in a hurry decided to upgrade its compact crossover, in order to spur the interest of buyers in the model. At the same time, the novelty, having acquired a new appearance, an upgraded interior with better materials of decoration and a rich set of equipment, is offered at the price of a dorestyle model.

The updated Brilliance V3 received a modified front and rear body parts. The new “face” of the crossover is formed by stylish headlamps with LED segments of daytime running lights, expressive falshradiatron grille with solid chrome trim and a powerful bumper with a large lower air intake and classic fog lights.

Feed regales versions of Brilliance B3 flaunts large bulb lights with LED fill, a different trunk door with a more rigorous relief, a modernized bumper, fully clad in protection from unpainted plastic.

We want to note that restyling clearly went to benefit the compact crossover Brilliance. Model V3 after the upgrade began to look more stylish and solid compared with the pre-reform version.

The installation of new bumpers increased the length and width of the body of the crossover surviving the restaling by 40 mm and 13 mm, respectively, in comparison with the Brijans B3 of the 2015 model year. In this case, the remaining dimensions remain the same.

  • The external overall dimensions of the body of the Brilliance V3 2019-2020 are 4240 mm in length, 1803 mm in width, 1600 mm in height, with 2570 mm of wheelbase and 185 mm of ground clearance.
  • For the novelty are offered wheels in two sizes: 17-inch with tires 215/60 R17 and 18-inch with rubber 215/55 R18. Disks are extremely light alloy.


In the interior of the restyling version of the compact crossover Brilliance Auto there is a completely new front panel and center console. There is a modern instrument panel with a color 3.5-inch TFT display and a pair of easily readable speedometer and tachometer radii, a multifunctional steering wheel with a puffy rim, completely new, large ventilation deflectors, an original asparagus ledge for the gearbox control knob. And most importantly, a large color touchscreen 10.4-inch screen multimedia complex, responsible for setting and managing all the functions of the car (music, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Wi-Fi and navigation, a rear-view camera or a 360-degree view, Control and burnt seats). In furnish of an interior qualitative materials (an artificial leather, soft plastic with the pleasant invoice, inserts under a carbon are applied).


The front seats have pronounced lateral support in the back area. Places in the first and second row are enough for a comfortable placement of five people including the driver. In the rear of the cabin is absolutely gay floor.

It’s annoying only that the useful volume of the luggage compartment is rather modest – 455 liters, the opening of the fifth door is narrow, and the loading height of the trunk is very high. As a bonus, a separate 60/40 rear seatback, capable of folding and allowing to increase the size of the trunk.

The maximum packaged Brilliance V3 accessories will please the owner not only with a large color screen and leather combined interior trim (armchairs, door cards, front panel), but also with a mass of modern chips and advanced equipment: heated electric mirrors and automatic folding function, electric sunroof, system Keyless access and the start / stop engine button, cruise control, rain and light sensors, parktronic.

Technical specifications Brilliance V3 2019-2020 year. Updating the crossover did not affect the technical stuffing of the car. Brilliance B3 rests on a budget front-drive platform (front of the McPherson strut, behind the torsion beam), the brakes on all wheel discs, the power steering is electric.
Under the hood to choose from two gasoline four-cylinder engine, combining both with 5 manual transmission, and with 5 automatic transmission.

  • The initial atmospheric 1.5-liter engine (112 hp 145 Nm).
  • More powerful 1.5 Turbo (150 HP 220 Nm).