Chinese carmaker Brilliance Jinbei Automotive was established in 1991. On Shenyan factory in 2001 the company began mass production car of its own design. Model car began to wear the name of SY7200 Zhonghua. In the development of machine design studio participated Ital Design. Almost at the same time along with started production model SY7200 SY7240.
In early 2004, descended from the conveyor upgraded model of the car, called Ml Zunchi, and in April 2005 at the Shanghai factory has another copy Jinjue M2. The design of this car on special order an Italian design company Pininfarina.
For the first time in 2005, the car was presented at the exhibition in Frankfurt. But because of the fierce European standards Brilliance car sales in Europe since the frost began. Despite the setback, the production capacity of the company continued to grow, and by 2006 the volume of production increased to 63,289 units of cars per year. The company has set a goal to extend their cars throughout Europe until 2008. In 2007 released the car hit the A1 model, which belongs to a series of compact cars. A little bit earlier this car represented at the Shanghai Motor Show as a concept.
In the same year was presented M3 coupe model that was based on a sedan platform M2. 2010 was marked by the expansion of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings. Company acquired in Shenyang another plant, production capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year. Also in 2010, the company opened a joint factory Brilliance Corporation with Ford Motor, which will increase production of fifty thousand cars annually.