The Brilliance Shineray SWM G01 Is Ready For The Chinese Car Market

Brilliance Shineray SWM G01
Brilliance Shineray SWM G01

This is the final production version of the Brilliance Shineray SWM G01, a new compact SUV for China. The SWM G01 debuted two weeks ago in Italy, and will have its local launch on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

Brilliance-Shineray is a joint venture between Brilliance Automotive and Shineray Motorcycle Company, one of China’s largest motorbike makers. They make a range of minivans and mini MPVs under the Jinbei brand, which is owned by Brilliance.

SWM is a new sub-brand. It comes from the Italian motorbike maker SWM Motorcycles, which was bought by Shineray in 2014.

SWM stands for Sironi Vergani-Vimercate Milano (SV-VM > SVVM > SWM), the names of the founders of SWM combined, with the two Vs combined to a W.

Sineray changed the meaning to Speedy Working Motors after they bought the company. Later on they thought that sounded a but too weird, so they changed it into the much more sensible Start, Win More. Oh no! It is actually: Start, Win, MOER. Really, SWM says so.

The SWM comes with a classy interior with a 12 inch touch screen, a digital instrument panel, a sporty steering wheel with a flat bottom, two cup holders, and with what seems to be a giant gear lever knob.

Power comes from a 1.5 turbo, developed by Brilliance, with 156 hp, good for a 180 km/h top speed.

Size: 4610/1855/1725, and wheelbase is 2750.

The SWM G01 at its Italy debut.

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