This is Part Three in a multi part series on Chery history. For previous versions, click here.

With Yin and his team busy working away on body and structural engineering issues for their first vehicles, they had a serious problem with the lack of engine technology….

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When you think of the Chinese auto industry, two brands stand out in particular; Chery and Geely. Much like the Detroit Three, Chery and Geely have become staunch regional rivals which spilled over into national and then international rivals. The two companies have similarities, they also have huge disparities; Geely is a fast moving privately owned…

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What’s the best vehicle for  transporting a dead Siberean Tiger? Perhaps a flatbed truck? Perhaps a Great Wall pick up truck? Apparently neither were suitable choices for their highly illegal package. Two clowns were caught by rookie traffic officers in Wenzhou, and when the perps were asked what was in the back under the tarp, one person ran away…

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Great Wall, BYD and Geely are all recognized as leaders in the Chinese automotive market, all have developed on different trajectories with a differing product mix which has given them different histories.

Great Wall are a relatively new company when compared to international brands, with just 30 years of history under its belt it could be considered…

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Before 1979 cars were an extremely rare sight on Chinese roads, only high ranking civil servants were permitted to have cars and a privately owned vehicle was unthinkable, therefore most Chinese got around on their bikes which made China become the ‘Bicycle Kingdom’ which effectively transitioned into the ‘Automotive Kingdom’

In the early stages…

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Jaguar Landrover without a doubt makes many a beautiful car, from the latest Range Rover Evoque to the flagship XJ sedan, the brand oozes class at every opportunity. The twin brands are also doing phenomenally well in the Chinese market as evidenced by their most recent sales tally which showed that Jaguar saw its sales roar ahead with sales up 217.5%…

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Having a super car seems to be a dangerous business in China, when they are now plowing into concrete fence posts or armco barriers it seems they are suffering from spontaneous combustion on the side of highways. This unlucky Lambo owner had his white supercar burn to a crisp whilst onlooker snapped photos with their cellphones last night in Beijing….

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September is a busy month in the Chinese social calendar, September 2nd marks the first day of the school term – for the whole country – which means gridlock in just about every city as the usual rush hour is compounded by hundreds of thousands of parents that wish to take their kids to school on the first day before letting them ride the school bus…

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Despite China’s continuing opening and transformation, China is still a relatively conservative place. Don’t let the near weekly headlines of corrupt officials somehow managing to have the time to keep and satisfy multiple mistresses fool you. So when a foreign couple got busy in the back of a Shanghai taxi during rush hour Chinese social media networks…

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According to recent Chinese media reports which are either fact or fiction, a Japanese man was recently pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Zhengzhou City, on finding the Japanese gent in question only had a Japanese driving license on him rather than a Chinese driving license the traffic cop moved to confiscate his car as only Chinese licenses…

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Xi’An residents were alarmed to find a seven meter deep sink hole complete with a cement truck on on their inner main roads over the weekend. The unfortunate cement truck was on its way to a construction site when the road beneath it swallowed the rear end of the truck dragging the rest of the truck down into a pit.

The driver escaped unharmed and…

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Chinese cars seem to be uniamously held with suspicion in both international and domestic markets, international consumers are more than familiar with the risk that comes with buying Chinese white goods, so why would they invest upwards of $10,000USD in a Chinese automobile? It’s an even bigger risk in the Chinese market where Chinese consumers are…

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MG are aiming to copy Kia’s rise to success according to MG’s new chief designer, Martin Ulharik, the former Nissan designer was interviewed by Automotive News on MG’s plans for the future. Just ten years ago it would…

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The China Festival of Speed promised so much, at least on paper. A few tell tale signs that the event wouldn’t be up to expectations came via their official website, parts of it were still under construction come opening curtain time but the organizers were active on Chinese social media circles, busily promoting the event to super car clubs, car clubs,…

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This is not your average seven year old. In a village in rural Anhui a seven year old boy, aptly named 杨金龙 Yang Jin Long (Golden Dragon) is able to use his more than average mass to pull a minivan and carry out other miniature feats of strength. Yang Jin already weighs in at 50kg, the same weight as my wife, and was snapped happily…

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China is famous for some things, chopsticks, gunpowder, fireworks, etc. It is not well known for its ample breasts (not for someone who grew up during the silicone Baywatch/Hollywood era of the 80′s and 90′s anyway), but that’s changing at a rapid pace thanks to auto makers being increasingly eager to have their models bare flesh at auto shows.

China…

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Do you appreciate wooden furniture? Do you like cars? Do you have 300,000rmb in spare cash?  if you answered yes to all three then perhaps you need to speak with your banker or you need to buy this splendid wooden car from China’s Xinjiang province. The cars developer had the wooden masterpiece on show at the China-Central Asia Show in Urumqi this…

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On August 29th at 7pm on the G15 highway, a Lamborghini ceased to be. The Lambo driver crashed the 4 million RMB into the central reservation where it caught fire, the driver was trapped in the car and was rescued by emergency services before being sent to hospital. The car could not be saved and burned itself into oblivion.

We hope…

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The Crown Victoria was the American cop car from the 80′s to just recently when American Police Dept’s started to transfer over to newer more suitable vehicles, still that hasn’t stopped me from lusting after an imported Crown Vic here in China so I can grow a bad mustache and live out my American cop fantasies. Chinese cop cars come in all shapes and…

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“Fake Cabs” are a big issue in China, either they are personal car owners going out at night to pick up the odd fare after the police have gone home for the evening (at ridiculously high rates), or they are completely fake cabs that use taxi rank colors, meters and lights to pick up customers without paying any sort of management fee to the taxi rank…

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Beijing Motorists were taken by surprise twice this week, firstly a months worth of rain fell in a matter of hours drenching the city and turning Beijing into water town leaving many residents joking that their homes were now water front property. The second surprise came days later when the Beijing Traffic Police came out to attach fines to cars that…

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One company decided that Lambo’s are just too expensive in China, Lambos cost serious money in the People’s Republic, the base Gallardo starts at 3.5 million and rises to 4.9 million, the Aventador is 6.45 million, not exactly cheap. But there is a second solution for those that want Lambo looks on Toyota money, one company in China is producing Lambo…

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I’m fairly bored of auto shows, I must have been to every major auto show in China in the past six years at least twice, probably more, so when I get another auto show invitation sent my way I treat them with a little bit of skepticism. The Shanghai International Modified Auto Show landed in my inbox in the middle of last week, it started on Friday…

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Youngman’s ‘Lotus’ brand which is essentially made up Proton cars in drag, is being pitched hard as a sports brand in second and third tier cities. They do many auto sports events to prove the prowess of their Malaysian/Chinese cars, one of which includes doing a loop the loop in a wooden loop of death, usually it’s successful, this time it was disastrous:

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According to Chinese media reports, a certain Ms. Yang went to visit her local Mustang dealer in Beijing and after showing interest in one of America’s greatest pony cars she decided to take it for a spin, into a wall, destroying the wall and the car in the process. The Mustang is not an official Ford import,  Mustangs finds their way into China…

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So you have a ’98 Rolls Royce, you’ve probably had the car for 14 years and it still looks pretty good. As one of China’s earlier entrepreneurs you would have had a difficult time buying the Roller as Rolls Royce didn’t officially enter China until 2003, but you bought one anyway and it served you well until 2012 when you decided that the Roller just…

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