Category Archives: Chery

Chery Bets on Arrizo7 for Revival

chery officials and designers at the launch ceremony

Last night Chery celebrated the release of the all-new compact, Arrizo7, with a party at the China Pavilion in Shanghai, built originally for the 2010 World Expo. Eight portal and video websites were invited to provide live coverage, and the party was shown in real time on large LED screens installed in the downtown of […]

Chery’s Coaster-like Minibus Exposed

chery rappan minibus

Toyota’s Coaster is perhaps the most copied vehicle in China. In the past thirty years, it is estimated that the popular minibus has been cloned by well over a hundred local manufacturers. The copycats include not only little-known brands but mainstream players like JAC, King Long, and Higer. Realizing lawsuits could not stop the rampant […]

Arrizo 7: Upcoming Compact Sedan from Chery

chery arrizo7

Implementing its new brand strategy, Chery plans to organize its confusing product lines under four nameplates. Three of them are familiar–QQ, for mini models, Fulwin, for subcompact and compact sedans (hatchbacks or notchbacks), and Tiggo, for SUVs. The fourth is a new tag, Arrizo, which in combination with specific numbers will designate larger compact and […]

Chery Launches New Logo and Brand Strategy

new chery logo

Battling a crisis of dwindling sales and chaotic self-identity, Chery unveiled a new brand strategy on Tuesday evening in Hefei, Anhui, which axes the Rely and Riich divisions and re-focuses on the Chery brand. The re-positioned Chery gets a new logo, dropping the one that had been in use since the company’s foundation in 1997. […]

Chery Tiggo 5 SUV Spied, Ready for Q3 Release

chery tiggo5 suv

When first unveiled at the 2007 Beijing auto show, the Tiggo 5 (codenamed T21) was seen as an upgraded version of the 3 (or T11, now simply called Tiggo), with which it shared a 2510mm wheelbase. And the 5 then bears little resemblance in styling to the 5 now as exposed by auto.ifeng.com earlier this […]

Chinese EV Sales Ranking for 2012

While doubling the size it was in 2011, the Chinese market for plug-in electric cars remained extremely small last year. According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, automakers based in China delivered only about 12,000 high-speed pure electrics and 1,500 plug-in hybrids in 2012, which, combined, accounted for 0.826% of the 15,495,200 passenger cars sold. […]

Chery Sales Slid 12.4% in 2012

Chery lost its leading position among China’s native auto brands after posting a 12.4% decrease in 2012 vehicles sales, unseated by Great Wall. Data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that Chery Auto sold 563,300 vehicles (550,200 passenger cars) last year, down from 643,000 in 2011 and 682,000 in 2010. Great Wall, by comparison, […]

Chery A4 Exposed Carrying New Logo

chery a4

Chery currently sells about 20 different sedan/hatchback models. Yet, with the exception of the QQ mini, none of them makes the list of top 50 best-selling cars in the first eleven months of this year. The poor results from the domestic market must have created a panic for the Wuhu-based automaker, which, in desperation, seems […]

Qoros GQ3: A Clear Look

qoros gq3 sedan

Qoros Auto seems running a successful marketing campaign leading up to the launch of its first model, the GQ3, expected at the 2013 Geneva motor show. In the past year, the joint venture of Chery and Israel Corporation has developed an intrigue and kept readers in suspense. While continuously showing off its team of designers […]

Qoros GQ3: New Teaser Images Released

qoros gq3 sedan

Qoros Auto, the joint venture between Chery and Israel Corporation, released new renderings of its upcoming model, the GQ3, on Wednesday, unveiling more details of the car’s rear exterior and dashboard. The GQ3 sedan, whose development codename is CF11, will be Qoros’ inaugural model. It is slated for global debut at next year’s Geneva motor […]

2013 Chery QQ Sports: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (2)

chery qq sports 2013

Slated to hit the market towards the year-end, the next-gen Chery QQ made its first public appearance today. Retaining the 2340mm wheelbase, the supermini grows slightly larger. Extensive changes can be found in both exterior and interior styling, while the design continues to highlight a cheerful and animated spirit. 2013 Chery QQ Length/Width/Height 3564/1620/1527mm Wheelbase […]

Foundation Stone Laid for Jaguar Land Rover and Chery’s Factory in Changshu, Jiangsu

Jaguar and Land Rover and Chery factory

Below is an press release from Jaguar and Land Rover. Pictures are from ChinaAutoWeb.com. –PARTNERSHIP WILL MANUFACTURE JAGUAR LAND ROVER AND JOINT VENTURE BRANDED VEHICLES –JV PLANT TO BE LOCATED IN CHANGSHU, JIANGSU PROVINCE –INVESTMENT OF 10.9BN RMB IN CHINA JV PROJECT –CHINESE GOVERNMENT GRANTS APPROVAL AND LICENCE FOR JOINT VENTURE Jiangsu, China & Coventry, […]

New Car Brand Takes Shape: Qoros On Course for Geneva Debut

qoros car design

Official press release frm Qoros Auto Nov. 7, 2012 –New Chinese car brand leverages European expertise –Elegantly proportioned sedan designed to high European safety standards –On sale in China and Europe next year –Extensive roll-out program with new models almost every half year Qoros Auto Co. Ltd, a new independent car-maker headquartered in China, will […]

Chery-JLR’s First Model Will Be Freelander 2

With the official blessing, the joint venture between Chery and Jaguar Land Rover is set to break ground on its production base in Changshu, Jiangsu, as soon as late this month. More details emerge this week on the company’s production plan. When the Changshu vehicle factory opens in July, 2014, it will roll out Land […]