Restyled Chery QQ Hit Showrooms with a US$6,083 Starting Price

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in Chery | New Cars

Chery QQ, the most popular mini car in China, gained a new appearance for 2013. The restyled model, which went on sale on March 1, keeps the 2340mm wheelbase, 51kW 1.0L engine as well as affordable prices from the original, while becoming noticeably wider and more attractive in look. The four versions released, with either a 5-speed MT or AMT (automated manual transmission), are priced between 37900 and 50900 Yuan (US$6,083-8,170).

Developed as a copycat car of Daewoo Matiz (later re-branded as Chevrolet Spark), Chery QQ sold over one million units since its first release in 2004, which makes it the No.1 best-selling model from native brands. Through the restyling, which further erased traces of replication, Chery hopes to retain its leading position in the mini car market and fend off competition from the crowd that includes BYD F0, Geely Panda, Baojun Lechi, and Suzuki Alto.

The previous QQ , sometimes called QQ3, will stay in production with prices reduced to the 27,000-40,000 Yuan range.

Chery targets to sell 60,000 of the restyled QQ this year and 80,000 in 2014.

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2013 Chery QQ Supermini 1.0 MT 1 1.0 MT 2 1.0 MT 3 1.0 AMT
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 39,000 41,000 43,000  
Date of Market Launch
March 1, 2013
Powertrain
Engine
SQR371F 1.0L (998cc) L3 12V DOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
51/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
93/3500-4500
Transmission
5-speed manual
5-speed semi-automatic
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/drum
Top Speed (km/h)
150
Steering
Hydraulic power
Fuel & Emissions
Fuel Economy at the Constant Speed of 60km/h (L/100km)
4.2
Tank Capacity (L)
35
Emission Level
China/Euro IV OBD
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
3564
Overall Width (mm)
1620
Overall Height (mm)
1527
Wheelbase (mm)
2340
Ground Clearance (mm)
130
Track (front/rear, mm)
1390/1365
Turning Radius (m)
4.75
Curb Weight (kg)
936
944
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
  1.0 MT 1 1.0 MT 2 1.0 MT 3 1.0 AMT
Exterior  
Tires
165/60 R14
Alloy Wheels N S S S
Daytime Running Lights S S S S
Power Exterior Mirrors N S S S
Rear Wiper N S S S
Interior  
Instant Fuel Economy Display S S S S
Cloth Seats S S S S
Service Reminder S S S S
Digital Display N S S S
Rear Window Defroster N S S S
Front Power Windows S S S S
Second-row Power Windows N S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S
Number of Speakers 2 2 4 4
Radio/USB S S S S
CD Player N N S S
Manual Air Conditioner S S S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags N N S S
ABS+EBD N O S S
Energy-absorbing Steering Column S S S S
Seatbelt Reminder S S S S
Side-impact Door Beams S S S S
Parking Assist N S S S
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