New Brilliance V5 2019 – restyling version already


The sales of the updated Chinese crossover Brilliance V5 of 2019-2020 started on the Russian market. The restyling model got a slightly corrected appearance, an improved interior and, most importantly, a new power unit in the face of a 1.5-liter turbo engine with a return of 143 hp. The price of the upgraded SUV offered in only two trim levels will be either 1 049 000 rubles (Sport version) or 1 099 000 rubles (Deluxe version). In the current review, let’s talk about the new Brilliance B5 2019-2020 in more detail, simultaneously getting acquainted with the photos, equipment, technical characteristics of the novelties from the Middle Kingdom.

Immediately make a reservation that came to us restyled version of the compact crossover, we only formally called the car in 2019. In fact, the car was renewed at home three years earlier, but got to us only now. It was also with his predecessor, whose sales in Russia began in 2019, while the model appeared in 2011.

By the way, the pre-reform Brilliance V5 did not manage to win the trust of Russian motorists, who bought for the whole time about 2500 pieces of the SUV. Prospects for the restyling version look even more vague, as its price exceeded the previous one by 300 thousand rubles. If the base “Chinese” was previously offered to lay out at least 740.9 thousand rubles, now the cost, as we have already found out, has exceeded one million. With such a price to compete with Hyundai Creta , Renault Kaptur and even Lifan X60 is simply unrealistic. But pay attention to the novelty still worth it, to pay tribute to the persistence of the Chinese in their desire to gain a foothold in Russia.

Easy editing of the external appearance

Changes in the design of the body of the new Brilliance V5 are of a local nature, which does not allow the crossover to get rid of the clone status of the Bavarian BMW X1 model. However, the point corrections made it possible to slightly refresh the appearance of the car and bring it into line with modern trends. Front of the new optics with LED sections of navigation lights and a reformatted bumper with a different configuration of air intakes and fog lamps. The radiator grille has remained untouched and still flaunts the T-shaped chrome overlay with the company logo at the junction of the three beams.
Photo by Brilliance B5 2019-2020 for Russia

In the rear of the SUV, the upgrade was carried out according to the same scenario as in the frontal one – the lanterns and bumper were subjected to revision. Rear optics is now equipped with LED elements, while the fairing has received a slightly different, more eye-pleasing architecture. In the profile of the crossover of innovations is not found, and the restyling hinted unless chrome trim on the door sill and wheel with a new design.

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Making a stern

The range of colors of the body of Brilliance V5 in Russia remains very poor. The palette is formed by only four shades – black, white, gray and brown. The size of the discs is fixed – 17 inches (complete with 225/55 R17 tires).

The overall dimensions of the Chinese model have not changed. The car has a length of 4,405 mm, a width of 1800 mm, a height of 1615 mm. The wheelbase is 2630 mm, the ground clearance is 175 mm.

Packages and prices in rubles

The main result of the modernization in relation to the Brilliance B5 salon was the appearance of a new version of a multimedia system with a 6.5-inch color screen (Bluetooth and a USB port are available). In addition, the manufacturer says about the improvement of noise insulation and the quality of the finishing materials used. This interference in the interior decoration was limited, although it seems that some aspects could be worked on. For example, the front panel and the console look a bit dated, so a few new strokes would clearly be there.

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Interior Brilliance V5 front panel

Standard equipment Sport (price 1 049 000 rubles) suggests a rather rich outfit, which to some extent justifies the high price tag of the novelty. Here there is heated front seats, electric drive adjustment and heated side mirrors, intelligent access to the interior and engine start button, leather trim steering wheel and door panels, power windows of all four doors with remote closing function, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, multimedia with screen 6.5 inches, 12 volt socket, multifunctional steering wheel, heated rear window, front airbags, ABS, emergency braking amplifier, (ESC), slip and slip control, anti-slip system, control the behavior of the machine on steep ascents.

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Interior of the novelty

In the Deluxe version (1,099,000 rubles), a hatch with a two-position electric drive, cruise control, side front pillows and curtain airbags are added to the existing set of equipment.

The trunk volume of the new Brilliance model, depending on the position of the backs of the rear seats, varies between 430-1254 liters. For competitors for comparison, the situation is as follows: Hyundai Kreta can accommodate 402-1396 liters of cargo, Renault Kaptur – 387-1200 liters.

Technical data Brilliance V5 2019-2020 year

Place under the bonnet Brilliance B5 took a new four-cylinder 1.5 Turbo engine with 143 hp. (210 Nm). It replaced the 110-horsepower 1.6 liter unit with a peak torque of 151 Nm. If the old “atmospheric” was equipped with both a mechanical box and an “automatic”, the new turbo engine is equipped with only a 5-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the installation of a more efficient engine (+33 hp and +59 Nm) surprisingly did not affect the overclocking dynamics of the crossover. As there were unintelligible 13.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, and remained. Only the maximum speed threshold has changed, moving from 165 to 175 km / h.

There are no other significant transformations in Brilliance V5 technology. The drive, as before, is exclusively front, and the suspension is arranged by their front posts McPherson and the rear semi-independent beam. The only thing that has undergone a slight adjustment of the running gear, so traffic on roads with poor coverage should become more comfortable.