Chery Riich M1

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The Riich M1 is a mini hatchback developed by Chery Auto on the S18 platform, and thus a sibling of QQ. Deliveries started on April 20, 2009. No updates were made for the 2010-2012 models. In the second half of 2012, spyshots revealed a face-lifted version (as in the pic below), which however has not been released as of early 2014.

At the 2009 Geneva motor show Italy’s DR Motor displayed a re-badged Riich M1, the DR1, which has a different exterior style than the Chinese version.

A crossover version of the M1 hit showrooms in November 2009. Called Riich X1 (later simply "Chery X1"), the sporty car gets an increase ground clearance and a stronger, 1.5L engine.

In November 2010 Chery put on sale a pure-electric version of the M1. Priced between 149,800 and 229,800 Yuan, the EV is equipped with a 60Ah lithium-ion battery pack and 40kW electric motor. Its driving range can reach 150km, Chery claims.

Riich is an auto marque launched on March 18 and abandoned in early 2013. Under it Chery launched two lineups: the G series of "middle- and high-level sedan" and the M series of mini cars targeting the youth. None of the Riich models has gained popularity among consumers. China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) recorded only 828 and 234 sales of the M1 in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

2010-2012 Chery Riich M1 1.0 MT 1.3 MT 1.3 AT
Price: MSRP (Yuan) 38,800-53,800 42,800-59,800 55,800-66,800
Powertrain  
Engine Type
1.0L, 4C, 16V, DOHC
1.3L, 4C, 16V, DOHC
Engine Name SQR472FB
SQR473
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
50/6000
62/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
93/3500-4000
122/3500-4000
Transmission
5MT
5AT
Suspension Front
MacPherson
Suspension Rear
Trailing arm
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/Drum
Steering
Hydraulic power-assisted
Tires
175/60R14
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km at 60km/h)
4.2
4.5
Tank Capacity (L)
43
Emission Level
China IV OBD
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
3601
Overall Width (mm)
1587
Overall Height (mm)
1527
Curb Weight (kg)
990 1028 1036
Seating Capacity
5

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