China’s Brilliance Auto has announced that it’s targeting a sharp increase in revenues by expanding its production and possibly launching in the US. The goal is to double turnover by 2010 to roughly 80 billion yuan per annum, which would mean sales levels would have to leap to 500,000 units per year.

Last year, Brilliance launched its BS6 sedan in Europe but the car’s shocking one-star rating in Germany’s ADAC crash-safety test is a sign that the Chinese carmaker could be rushing things.

The next target would be the lucrative US market and BusinessWeek is reporting that Brilliance is planning the roll out of at least one model in the US for next year. According to the source, Brilliance is currently getting US safety and emissions approvals for a new sedan model that’s expected to sell for around $20,000.