Review Category : Chery Automobile

Chery Tiggo 5 Airs ‘Geneva Edition’

The Chery Tigo 5 SUV is part of Chery’s plan to revitalize its dwindling sales position with increased product presence in key segments which would work well if the company didn’t bring its ugliest product; ‘The Geneva Edition

Why Chery decided to air this ‘special edition’ is a mystery. The Tiggo 5 is already rolling down production lines…

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Chery’s Flagship Arizzo 9 Sedan Is Heading Our Way Soon

Chery are working flat out to redefine their company after a series of blunders in which they lost money during the development of two sub brands which failed to connect with Chinese consumers. Chery’s introduction of the Arizzo 7 two months ago put the company back on track with a car they say is on par with global compact sedans such as the popular…

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And Chery’s Tiggo5 Comes Down The Line

The Chery Tiggo5 has been a long time coming, the Tiggo3 has been the sole stalwart in Chery’s SUV arsenal for the past few years especially as the body on frame Riich X5 failed to gain any ground despite huge marketing activities that saw the best take part and finish in the Dakar Rally.

The new Tiggo5 is based upon the Beta5 concept that aired…

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This is the Chery Tiggo5

Are you sitting comfortably? Chery have released images of their entirely new Chery Tiggo5 SUV ahead of its November launch at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The new SUV was unveiled as the Chery Alpha SUV in April this year at the Shanghai Auto Show in concept form, the new SUV is supposed to go hand in hand with Chery’s Arizzo sedan range to form a new…

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Qoros 3 is the first Chinese car to achieve five stars in Euro NCAP

Chery’s joint-venture Qoros has ambitious plans to enter the European market. In a mature market with safety-minded consumers, a high crash test rating is almost essential. Disastrous crash tests made by ADAC on two Chinese cars in 2005 and 2007 marred the image of all Chinese-made vehicles and the damage done has proven itself to be hard to reverse,…

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Chery’s Tiggo 5 SUV Due Within The Year, Chery E3 Sedan Launched

Chery found major success with the launch of their original Tiggo SUV in 2006, however the company failed to follow up with any other SUVs despite the growth of the segment. Chery’s competitors soon caught up and exceeded Wuhu’s offerings which left the company out in the cold whilst Chery went through its malaise period where it spent its time developing…

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Chery Arrizo 7 Heading to Brazil in 2014

Chery’s new flagship sedan, the Arrizo 7, is heading to Brazil in early 2014 states auto.163.com who are quoting Chery’s top man in Brazil. Luís Curi told Brazilian reporters that along with the QQ and Fulwin range Chery will move to export the Arrizo sedan.

Chery are eager to expand in the Brazilian market with the company investing in a new facility…

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Chery to Invest In New Plants

Chinese media reports indicate that Chery are on the verge of signing a deal with Anhui Provincial Government and Wuhu City Government to develop a new facility at the Jiangbei Industrial park according to reports on both auto.163.com and auto.sohu.com. This new project is being managed by Lu Jianhui, one of Chery’s initial founders and a former deputy…

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Chery M16 – ‘Azziro’ To Launch in Mid August

Chery’s new flagship sedan signals a long awaited turn around for one of China’s most well known auto brands, the Chery brand has gone without a new car for several years as attention was focused on Chery’s sub brands before the sub brands were killed in favor of a renewed focus on the Chery brand.

The new sedan, codenamed M16, aired at the Shanghai…

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Chery Planning New Factory in Malaysia

Chery announced yesterday a new factory with a Malaysian partner that will see two work together on developing Malaysia as an export hub for other South East Asia countries. Malaysia has long been positioning itself as an up and coming export base due to its own expanding auto market, Chery has become the latest addition to the Malaysian market with…

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Chery Denies Redundancies Rumor After 190 Million RMB Loss In First Quarter

Chery denied rumors earlier today that it is planning to cut 9000 from its workforce would undergo a series of redundancies after a 190 million RMB loss in the first quarter of 2013.

At the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show Chery announced its ‘One Chery Strategy’ which included the ending of Riich, Reely and Karry brands which would be pushed back…

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Chery’s New Logo Defines New Brand Philosophy

Chery has had a branding disaster over the past few years, in 2009 they unveiled their new sub brands Riich and Reely. Riich was aimed at the upper end of the market and Reely was to focus on MPV’s and SUV’s, on paper it sounded like a fantastic idea – a third brand, Karry, was also introduced to sell low end high volume MPV’s and commercial vehicles….

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Chery QQ is Cute and Cool at the Shanghai Auto Show

The Chery QQ is the quint essential car of the Chinese auto market, when it first aired in 2003 it became the scapegoat of all Chinese copying to date, it quickly disappeared from the global public eye but it became a bread and butter car for Chery who continued producing around 10,000 units per month right up until 2013. In 2013 the New QQ arrived,…

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Chery Alpha Concept Proves Chery Are Learning Fast

Chery’s latest Alpha Concept sedan comes as the company is taking a long hard look at the cars they are currently making and understanding what consumers really want both in China and internationally. Chery have worked hard over the past few months to attract some of the best talent in the auto industry over to their team and it seems that their investments…

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Chery Beta 5 concept unveiled in Shanghai

Chery unveiled their Beta 5 concept, a compact SUV expect to be positioned above the current Tiggo. According to the official statement, the Beta 5 will ride on Chery’s new iAUTO platform when it sees production. From the looks of the concept, this might happen fairly soon.

The interior appears to be an upgraded version of the interior seen in the…

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Chery unveils new logo and new brand strategy

To stop the bleed in the balance sheets, Wuhu-based Chery needed a major reorganization following several years of stagnation, sub-branding disasters, and cannibalization within its own brand.

The plan to restructure the company was unveiled today in Hefei, the capital of Anhui province. Accompanying the new plan is Chery’s new logo. The new logo…

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Chery A4 unveiled, now named Chery Alpha 7

Chery revealed yet another concept ahead of the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, the Chery Alpha 7. This is the sedan previously known by its internal designation M16 or also as the Chery A4.

According to the official statement, the Alpha 7 will be the first car built on Chery’s new platform, the iAUTO. The car’s dimensions are as follows: 4650x1820x1480mm…

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Chery reveals new SUV concept, the Beta 5

Chery revealed today, along with their new brand strategy, a new SUV concept dubbed the Chery Beta 5. This SUV is also known by its internal designation, Chery T21.

When it makes to production, the Beta 5 is expected to be positioned higher than the Tiggo. The official pictures revealed by Chery show a clean but aggressive design, with LEDs aplenty…

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Chery’s Rebound Plan: Shed Weight, Add Models, Aiming for 700,000 Sales in 2013

Chery’s marketing plan is going through another round of adjustment. The Anhui based brand hadn’t launched a new car under the Chery nameplate for more than 2 years until the launch of the new QQ last week, the last new model to roll out of Chery’s Wuhu factory came in 2009 and since then Chery attempted to focus its energies on Riich, Reely and Karry,…

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Chery A2 Spotted

In the past few weeks we have seen multiple new models from Chery’s team, the Chery A4 was spotted out just a few days ago and now it is being followed up with the introduction of the Chery A2. Chery announced late last year that it was planning to ‘kill…

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Chery To Abandon Multi Brand Strategy, to Revert to Chery Nameplate

In 2008 Chery shocked the Chinese automotive market with the introduction of Riich, Reely and Karry. Riich was to be Chery’s high end sedan range, Reely would carry SUV and MPV’s, and Karry would become the companies commercial vehicle arm. To date it seems that only Karry seems to have had any noticeable effect on the automotive industry whilst Riich…

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Chery Tiggo 5 Struts its Stuff Ahead of Launch

The Chery Tiggo5 has been coming for a long time, it was first thought that the Reely X5 would be the next edition to the Tiggo range but that went off to be a full size SUV that saw little sales. The Tiggo3 has been a stronger sales machine for Chery to date, even though it was one of Chery’s first cars it has continued to be updated. The next model…

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Facelift Chery A3 Shows New Corporate Grill Seeping Through

Chery’s internal product line up is not exactly coherent, one one side of the dealership you have the ‘premium’ Chery products such as the Chery A3 that were designed by international designers, on the other hand you have Chery’s low cost economy products that look like they were designed within an hours time frame. The A3 falls into the premium category,…

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New QQ3 becomes the QQ5

The QQ3 is getting old. The Chery QQ3 was introduced in 2005 and quickly became the car that put Chinese consumers on the road, the cheap 30,000RMB car became a major seller for Chery, but over the past decade the car has hardly been changed, a new model is expected to be introduced in late 2012 or early 2013 to carry the QQ3 on into the future, but…

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Chery A3 getting mystery facelift

Chery’s A3 has been a rallying point for the company, the Italian designed hatch and sedan showed that Chery was moving away from odd designed vehicles and trying its best to keep up with the automotive world’s latest design trends. When the A3 aired it was arguably the best looking Chinese hatchback on the road, but that was 2009 and no major updates…

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Chery Ants Take to the Stage

With the Chinese traffic situation getting worse and worse, along with the emissions situation the Chinese government is giving some serious thought to Smart Networks that will allow cars to interact with their surroundings. The majority of Chinese traffic jams are due to driver error, people being too eager to jump lanes as soon as one lane starts…

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Chery TX SUV Takes the Limelight

Chery’s TX Concept SUV was one of the stars of the auto show, the new SUV seems to incorporate what might be a new design style for the Anhui based company. Chery’s current design theory is very mish mash owing to their frequent hiring of multiple international design houses but leaving lower end models design work to internal design teams…

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Chery TX concept, seen live from all angles

Chery revealed their TX SUV concept today, a few days ahead of its official debut in the Beijing Auto Show. With its water-inspired, aggressive but smooth lines, the TX could shape Chery’s future designs.

Arguably one of the best looking designs made in-house by Chery, it captured the attention of Chinese journalist who took pictures from every…

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Next Generation QQ3 Naked

The QQ3 was the car that got China motoring way back in 2003 and since then the QQ has become the bread and butter car for Chery, despite the car getting on in age and after nearly 10 years on the market the QQ can still rake in some 10,000+ sales every month. The Riich M1 was initially set to be the next generation QQ3 but the M1 was requisitioned…

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Riich X3 sighted yet again

The Riich X3 compact SUV may share a name with a more famous American made, Bavarian branded SUV, but the rest of the design is relatively unique when compared to other Chinese designed and developed SUV’s. The X3 has been codenamed T21 in the Chery internal naming system and should be launched in 2012 at the Beijing Auto Show where it will be packing…

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Chery M16 compact sedan to make 2013 appearence

Chery are getting serious about their brand positioning for the Chery brand, of course they have Riich and Reely but they have failed to make a major dent in the market so far, Chery want to make the M16 into a compact sedan that is capable of taking on the likes of Hyundai, Kia and also other Chinese products such as the Roewe 350. The spy pictures…

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Subarus to be sold in China as Chery’s under new proposals

The Chery and Subaru Joint Venture was thrown out by the overseeing body The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) earlier this year owing to the fact that Fujitsu Heavy Industries was partially owned by Toyota. Toyota’s 16% stake in the company became a major issue for the Chinese government as under government rules a foreign automotive…

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An inside look at the Chery G6 Limo,

The Chery G6 was born with government ministers in mind, the government have been told to put down their Audi’s and pick up Chinese branded cars as part of a cost cutting exercise that also benefits the local car industry and also boost the Civil Service in terms of PR. Chery have decided that their already plentiful long G6 is not long enough, so they…

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Chery Riich X3 spotted out testing – looking like a semi desirable car

When Chery introduced the Riich brand, I personally thought that their thinking was right, but the execution a bit off. It’s hard to shake off the economy brand moniker, especially if you want to make high end cars so the only way to do it is to start with a high end car under a high end brand, hence the introduction of the Riich brand – presumably…

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Is the next generation Chery QQ another Toyota Aygo inspired vehicle?

Toyota have a rough time in China, they maybe the world’s biggest car marker but in the Chinese market they are lagging behind, way behind in fact. Not only are Toyota’s sales relatively low compared to their biggest rivals, it seems that their entire range is available at their local rivals dealerships, take the humble Aygo for example, PSA used it…

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This is the next generation of Chery QQ

The Chery QQ set the Chinese automotive world alight, and to some extent it burned the fringes of the traditional auto makers in the West and the East, the QQ was the start of the clone wars which would hit the Chinese market until…. well, the clones haven’t yet entirely stopped with some smaller auto makers continuing to make cars that seem oddly…

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QQ3 Sports Edition Spied

The QQ3 was a Chinese automotive revolution on four wheels when it first launched way back in 2003, however from that point on the QQ was brushed over in favor of rapidly expanding the rest of the Chery line up and sales began to suffer as other Chinese car manufacturers began to push out their own funky little cars. Chery have finally given the QQ3…

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Chery’s Riich brand hitting the rough tracks in path to developing higher end brand

Riich dealerships in Beijing are closing down and withdrawing from the market, which leads to reflections over the situation of China’s high-end homegrown brands. Some people think it’s not the right time for homegrown automakers to launch high-end brands. It’s true that the homegrown brands are not so successful in their expansion…

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Riich G6 launched in China, priced high

Today is the birthday of The People’s Liberation Army, the military force was founded on August 1st 1927 and its on the PLA’s birthday that Chery decided to launched the new Riich G6. The Riich G6 will be aimed squarely at business users and government fleet procurements, hence the August 1st launch. The G6 comes…

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Multiple Riich G3′s spotted from all angles

The Riich G3 is Chery’s first compact sedan for the Riich brand, Riich have already launch the G5 but sales seem to be quite low so far with them seldom being seen on the roads. The Riich G3 uses the same platform as the recently launched Chery E6 but has some slightly better tech under the hood with certain models using a 1.6DVVT engine and also CVT…

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Is this a QQ3 Sports?

As mentioned many times on China Car Times the rapidly aging Chery QQ3 will be getting a minor update for 2011/12 and a new generation of car for 2012/13, the below model appears to be the aforementioned 2011/12 facelift model complete with a sports license plate holder. We’re not entirely sure which part makes it the sports model, perhaps it is the…

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Riich G2 sighted out testing, detailed pictures taken

The Riich G2 will be a compact hatchback to rival the Emgrand EC7-RV when it launches later this year, the G2 will carry a 1.5L from Chery’s ATECO range which is good for 109bhp and 140Nm, not exactly a fast car but perfect for inner city jaunts around town.

Overall the G2 looks like it might be a seriously interesting car when it hits…

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Chery plans low-profile ceremony for three-millionth car

Compared with the previous high-profile ceremony for two-millionth car, Chery is planning a low-profile one for its three-millionth car when the company is in the critical period for its strategic transformation, i.e. to shift its focus from extensive growth relying on output and sales amount to the intensive growth relying on product quality and brand…

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Chery’s T21 SUV sighted out testing ahead of launch

Chery maybe one of the leading Chinese car companies in terms of volume sales, but its actual line up is very confusing to the automotive analyst, however this strategy seems to be working as its giving consumers a major choice in vehicle once they venture inside the Chery dealerships. The below SUV has been codenamed the T21 and is more likely to be…

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Chery A4 rendered and sighted

When the Chery A3 first came out it left a lot of people impressed, its design and handling showed that Chery had come on a long way since its humble beginnings, of course not all of the design and engineering work was carried out in house as Chery had outsourced the majority to international companies which showed that they were maturing and accepting…

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Facelift QQ for this year, next generation model delayed

As the unofficial Chinese People’s Car, the QQ3 is certainly due for an update since its introduction in 2003. Although it is quite old in the automotive world the QQ still manages to bring in sales averaging 8,000 to 10,000 units per month.

The new QQ3 was expected to launch at the Shanghai Auto Show but it was noticeably absent, however Chery have…

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Chery E5 launched in Shanghai

Chery’s E5 is Chery’s latest economy sedan for the Chinese market (and perhaps abroad as well), the E5 is likely to replace the aging A5 sedan (or is it?) and will be on sale in the next few months.

Chery have launched a new design theme for their Chery range of vehicles that will make them somewhat different from their other Riich branded sedans,…

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Chery gets 43 billion RMB in funding, to adjust high end brands

Chery inked a strategic partnership agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) on April 11. According to the agreement, CDB will provide financial support of about 43 billion yuan to Chery in 2011 to 2015.

It will help Chery cope with the increasing financial stress from R&D demands, necessity of making breakthrough in high-end market and business…

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