Chery A1 2011

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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
Powertrain  
Engine Type
1.3L L4 16V DOHC 1.0L L3 12V DOHC
Engine Name ACTECO-SQR473F ACTECO-SQR317F
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
61/6000 51/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
114/3800-4500 93/4500
Top Speed (km/h) 156 145
Transmission
5AMT 5MT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front engine, front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/drum
Power Steering S S N S S S
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km at 60km/h)
4.2 3.9
Tank Capacity (L) 43
Emission Level China IV OBD
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
3700
Overall Width (mm)
1578
Overall Height (mm)
1564
Wheelbase (mm)
2390
Track (front/rear, mm) 1370/1355
Ground Clearance (mm, when unloaded) 175
Curb Weight (kg)
1049 1020
Seating Capacity
5
  1.3 AMT-1 1.3 AMT-2 1.0 MT-1 1.0 MT-2 1.0 MT-3 1.0 MT-4
Exterior  
Tires
175/60 R14
Power Exterior Rearview Mirrors S S N N S S
Rear Wiper, Spoiler S S N S S S
Roof Racks S S N S S S
Interior  
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
Cloth Seats S S S S S S
Number of Speakers 2 4 2 2 2 2
Radio/MP3 S S S S S S
CD Player N S N N N S
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

1.0 MT

Safety  
Double Front Airbags N S N N N S
ABS+EBD S S N N S S
Energy-absorbing Steering Column S S S S S S
Side-impact Door Beams S S S S S S
Remote Key S S N S S S
Backup Radar N S N N N S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

Last Update: August 17, 2011