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Chery A1 (also called Chery Kimo, Chery Breeze, Chery S12, Chery Fresh) is a supermini sold between 2007 and 2013. Marketed as Chery’s first "global car," the A1 had the ambition to compete with Nissan March, Suzuki Swift, Citroen C2, and Chevrolet Aveo in Europe and North America. The mini hatchback was styled by Italy’s Bertone, and a British company were responsible for the interior design. In marketing communications the automaker stressed that the A1 is unrelated to the copycat car "QQ," which has a shorter wheelbase.
In early 2007, before deliveries began in Apri, it was reported that Chrysler planned to sell the supermini as a Dodge in North America. A year after, on Chery’s campus in Wuhu, Anhui, a re-badged A1 was spotted carrying the namplate "Dodge Breeze," believed to be shipped to Mexico. The export project apparantly failed to take off.
In June 2010, the Taiwan version of the A1 was released, assembled by a local auto company SJMC and marketed as "Fresh."
To stimulate sales through lower prices, Chery provided a smaller, 1.0L engine option for the A1 in 2011 (in addition to the existing 1.3L). The 2011 model also got a revamped interior design, which resembled that of the QQ.
In 2013, the last year in which Chery A1 was produced, 10,356 units of it were sold.
|2011 Chery A1 (Face)||1.3 AMT-1||1.3 AMT-2||1.0 MT-1||1.0 MT-2||1.0 MT- 3||1.0 MT-4|
|Price: MSRP (Yuan)||51,800||56,800||36,800||40,800||43,800||46,800|
|1.3L L4 16V DOHC||1.0L L3 12V DOHC|
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
|Top Speed (km/h)||156||145|
|Front engine, front wheel drive|
|Fuel & Emissions|
Fuel Economy (L/100km at 60km/h)
|Tank Capacity (L)||43|
|Emission Level||China IV OBD|
Overall Length (mm)
Overall Width (mm)
Overall Height (mm)
|Track (front/rear, mm)||1370/1355|
|Ground Clearance (mm, when unloaded)||175|
Curb Weight (kg)
|1.3 AMT-1||1.3 AMT-2||1.0 MT-1||1.0 MT-2||1.0 MT-3||1.0 MT-4|
|Power Exterior Rearview Mirrors||S||S||N||N||S||S|
|Rear Wiper, Spoiler||S||S||N||S||S||S|
|Instant Fuel Economy Display||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Power Windows||S||S||S (front row only)||S||S||S|
|Power Door Locks||S||S||N||S||S||S|
|Number of Speakers||2||4||2||2||2||2|
|Manual Air Conditioner||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|1.3 AMT-1||1.3 AMT-2||1.0 MT-1||1.0 MT-2||1.0 MT-3||
|Double Front Airbags||N||S||N||N||N||S|
|Energy-absorbing Steering Column||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Side-impact Door Beams||S||S||S||S||S||S|
S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available
Last Update: August 17, 2011