Chery’s latest SUV, the Tiggo5, is quite possibly the Anhui outfits best looking vehicle to date. The Tiggo5 is part of Chery’s reformation plan to revitalize what once was a thriving little enterprise that lost its way by expanding too fast.

Pricing for the 2.0L DVVT powered Tiggo5 is quite competitive and onpar with its domestic rivals, a range…

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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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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 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’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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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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Remember Malcolm Bricklin? He is an American entrepreneur that tried to bring Chery to the USA in 2008 but the deal fell through and Chery went on to work with Israeli Corp to develop the Qoros brand. Bricklin has a strong history in the auto industry, he took Yugo to the States and failed but he came back with Subaru and the rest is history. He also…

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Chery recently announced that they are to expand their plans for Malaysia by establishing a production center to gain greater market share and also further expand into the South East Asian market.

Chery’s plans come after SAIC and Great Wall’s own plans for South East Asia were revealed. GWM have attached great impetus to expanding in developing…

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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 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 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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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’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 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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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 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 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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Over the past few years we have seen a change in direction with Chinese manufacturers, for a time it seemed that they were in a continual race to the bottom with ever cheaper cars, see the BYD F0 and Cherry QQ series for strong examples. Cheap cars don’t provide too much in terms of profit, but they do provide volume. If BYD and Chery didn’t have vehicles…

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The Chinese media are pushing around various stories regarding the forthcoming third generation of Land Rover Freelander. The Freelander is expected to be one of the first vehicles to be made in China under the new joint venture arangement between Chery and JLR, the two companies are expected to carry out considerable amounts of R&D together to…

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Qoros launches in the next few months at the Geneva Motor Show, for those that are not in the know, Qoros is the latest and greatest automotive brand. Qoros is a joint venture between Chery and Israeli Corp, the plan is to create a Chinese brand capable of taking over the world. On one hand you have Israeli venture capital and on the other hand you…

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According to Chinese media reports both Foton and Great Wall Motors are planning to enter the Indian market in the near future. Foton has reportedly acquired a patch of land on which to develop a production facility for commercial vehicles due to the large demand for efficient CV’s in the Indian market.

Great Wall Motors are also reportedly planning…

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Expect major updates from tomorrow onwards.

What we’ve seen so far:

  • Very sweaty people – Why did the organizers choose not to turn on the AC on the first day? So many sweaty executives, PR people and journalists.
  • Taxi drivers complaining its cold – It’s 25 degrees in Guangzhou. Hot for the swarms of media that came in from…
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For the majority of this year the top selling brands have been VW, followed by Nissan. In the wake of the Anti-Japan protests in China, Nissan has dropped from the top spot like a lead balloon.

  1. VW – 182,353
  2. Hyundai – 63,946
  3. Chevrolet – 58,917
  4. Buick – 54,284
  5. Ford – 43,42
  6. Chery – 33,652
  7. Kia…
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The Chinese auto market is made up entirely of individual auto makers, there are the larger state owned companies that have several of their own brands, such as SAIC that owns Roewe and MG and Maxus, and First Automobile Works that owns Xiali, Besturn and Hong Qi, but these companies are shouldering the burden of design and development entirely by themselves,…

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Whilst other manufacturers such as Geely and Chery have been on the warpath with a multitude of models, JAC seems to have got the recipie right from the get go, they did not start making cheap vehicles, they started making good vehicles which have slowly morphed into good vehicles. The aesthetic demands from Chinese consumers is greater than ever, whilst…

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Qoros are still on with their plans to become a major player in the auto industry, the Israeli-Chinese JV are still on track with their plans to launch their first model in March next year. The company has set up its HQ in downtown Shanghai and also has a joint production facility in Changshu, 100km from Shanghai, in partnership with Chery.

The…

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Jaguar Land Rover have big plans for China thanks to their new JV with Chery, the Indian owned British company has had a fantastic record in the past four years of making cars that consumers actually want rather than making cars that it thinks the consumer wants, we only have to look at the success of the Jaguar XF, XJ and Range Rover Evoque in the…

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The QQ is China’s answer to the original mini, to the Beetle and all those other cult classic cars. The QQ ushered in the Chinese automotive era and all that it stood for in the early days, which was mostly cloned cars, the QQ kick started the cloning days with the introduction of a car that looked exactly like the Daewoo Matiz/Chevrolet Spark but cost…

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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 is once again leading the Chinese automotive export pack with exports in the first half of the year increasing by 26.1% according to reports in the China Daily. Chery’s Mr. Jin Yi Bo reported last week that Chery exported over 112,000 cars from January to July, compared with 88,835 vehicles in the same period in 2011, an increase of 26.1%.

Chery…

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Old time CCT Favorite Michael Dunne has put forward his reasons as to why Great Wall vehicles are suddenly becoming filled with asbestos parts via the Wall Street Journal. Michael is no stranger to the Chinese automotive industry, so his theory potentially holds some water. Both Chery and GWM have invested a great deal in their automotive build quality,…

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Chery’s first pick up truck has been revealed, and it looks a lot like a Chevrolet Colorado. Chery have been quietly entering the light and heavy truck industry for a while now, the big interest for a car maker entering the truck game is volume, whilst sales prices on Chinese trucks are not high they make it up in the million unit per year volume.

The…

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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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Chery thinks it needs a small car, despite having six small cars under the Chery name and a further two under the Riich name the Anhui based Chery has plans for another new car, apparently named ‘E2′ and will sit under the Chery logo. The E2 has been spotted out testing in the vicinity of Wuhu and looks to be a smaller version of the Chery A3 hatchback…

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When putting forward a plan for a joint venture one of the first departments that you need to clear is the Ministry of Environment. China in 2012 is far from being the poster boy for environmental concern, but that is changing quite rapidly, simply put if your business plans are not lean and green, then you do not get the rubber stamp from the Environment…

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From Informante

China exported a total of 278 940 vehicles in from January to April this year, 24% more than exports over the first four months of 2011, chinanews.com reports, citing figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Year-on-year growth rates for passenger and commercial automobile exports over the four month…

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Chery’s entirely new brand strategy is going to be revealed in June 2012 according to Chery’s Chairman, Mr. Yin Tong Yue. Yin revealed in a recent interview with auto.sohu.com that the company are reorganizing their brand structure and will possibly shuffle some brands around and also create new ones.

Chery introduced the Riich and Reely brands…

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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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The awaited union between China’s Chery and the UK’s Jaguar-Landrover is likely to go ahead later this year if the joint venture receives approval.

Various government ministerys have to approve the joint venture, the JV is expected to land in Changshu city, close to Shanghai, and will use the same facilities as Qoros, another Chery joint venture…

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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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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’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 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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Chery are gaining serious momentum with their export plans, the company has already exported over 100,000 units in 2011 and are aiming to expand on 2011′s sales this year. Developing markets are Chery’s major export goals, the Wuhu based company has already established several overseas factories in key markets, however it seems that the threshold for…

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China’s BAK Battery, the NASDAQ listed battery company that was founded just over 10 years ago has found a new partner in Chery. The Chinese auto company plans to buy 1000 lithium batteries from BAK over the course of 2012 to power its new Riich M1 small car. The Riich M1 is a compact city car that retails for around 40,000RMB, the cars small size makes…

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Subaru’s plans for a joint venture in the Chinese market are on a knife edge according to a report from Bloomberg who are quoting Japanese media outlet Kyodo News. The Japanese company initially hoped to set up a JV with China’s Chery in Dalian, but the deal was dashed by China’s National Development and Reform Council (NDRC) who claimed that Toyota’s…

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The UK’s Jaguar-Land Rover has been in talks with multiple different partners over the past 12 months, initially it was the fellows at Great Wall that were looking like the leading company to develop a Jaguar Land Rover joint venture in China, however Chery have managed to cinch the deal. Our earlier reports indicated that Chery and JLR were ready to…

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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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Looking back six years ago, there were hardly any non VAG turbo vehicles out there, it seemed as if VW and its portfolio of brands had a death grip on that side of technology, but fast forward to 2012 and we have a myriad of companies offering gasoline turbo engines in the Chinese market, including Chinese companies.

Turbo powered engines are becoming…

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When Jaguar Land Rover and Chery joint venture submitted an application to the National Development and Reform Commision earlier this year, informed sources were able to reveal to reporters that Chery and JLR are going to build a luxury car based on the Jaguar platform and possibly put the Chery, or the Jaguar logo on the front end.

According to…

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If you want to make cars in China you have to give a little both ways, it is not as straight forward as ten years ago when you could announce that you had a local partner and begin making cars, now the government wants to see some hard up investment in China to secure long term investment by foreign companies. Chery and Subaru’s proposed joint venture…

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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 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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