http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2007/09/12/afx4108441.html China's Brilliance Auto to boost export effort after car passes Spain crash test EIJING (XFN-ASIA) - Brilliance China Automotive Holdings, the Chinese partner of BMW AG, said it will 'take the chance' to step up efforts tapping into the EU and US markets following a positive result from crash tests performed in Europe. Brilliance China announced that it's Zhonghua Zunchi car, or the BS6 model, has won three stars in a crash test conducted last week by Spain's Idiada Automotive Technologies SA. 'This is the best performance made by a Chinese home-grown car brand in crash tests carried out in accordance with Euro NCAP regulations,' the auto maker said in a statement. Brilliance China signed a contract in November last year with HSO Motors Europe, a German importer, for 158,000 BS6 sedans over five years. However, the car failed to pass the German ADAC automobile club crash test earlier this year, winning only one out of a possible five stars. Brilliance is the only Chinese auto maker to display its own brand of cars at the International Motor Show (IAA) starting this week in Frankfurt.