Brilliance-JinBei, the minibus division of Brilliance China, has launched a new SUV, the outline of which looks strikingly similar to the first generation Kia Sorento. Moreover, the vehicle also has frontal styling that closely resembles the current Sorento.

The new JinBei S50 offers buyers the choice of Mitsubishi-based 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines.

China Brilliance, which is the main manufacturing partner for BMW in China, markets two minibuses, the H1 and H2, via its Brilliance-JinBei division. Each of these vehicles is based upon the Toyota Hiace van.

Author: Glenn Brooks