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Top 10 automakers line-up by sales of July 2009

Top 10 automakers line-up by sales of July 2009

Automaker                             Units
1. Shanghai Volkswagen    62145
2. Shanghai GM                     61043
3. Dongfeng Nissan             53084
4. FAW Volkswagen            51141
5. Beijing Hyundai              43813
6. FAW Toyota                    41505
7. Chery                                  34776
8. Guangzhou Honda         32382
9. BYD                                     31676
10. Chana Ford                    26864

source: CPCA

Chery Auto heads to Vietnam

508  572xfloat= chery qq3 Chery Auto heads to Vietnam

A couple days ago Chery Auto announced to enter the Vietnam auto market. The Chery QQ3 mini car has recently been launched in Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam, as the first Chery model to enter the Vietnamese market, signifying Chery Auto has successfully entered the 8th market of ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations).


Chery is entering the 4-brand times

250  572xfloat=center chery 4 brands Chery is entering the 4 brand times
As the flagship of all Chinese automakers, Chery have passed its 11th year, and Chery cars had become the first choice of many Chinese people. But to our regret, Chery do not have any high-end brands before. Status changes from March 19th, Chery’s high-end brand Riich come up to our eyes, the Chery high-end sedans and commercial cars will be produced using Riich brand, since then,  Chery is by no dulbt entering the 4 brand times: Chery, Riich, Rely and Karry brand.

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rely Chery is entering the 4 brand times karry Chery is entering the 4 brand times

Government push automakers to buy overseas rivals?

212  h=x volvo 3 Government push automakers to buy overseas rivals?

Chinese automakers has been warned by government many times to acquire assets from struggling overseas rivals, Shanghai Securities News reported on Monday.

“Chinese automakers are not strong enough to participate in cooperation with big global players, ” said Chen Bin, head of the industry co-ordination department of the National Development and Reform Commission of China.
The report added that Chinese automakers Geely, Changan, and Chery have been approached by many overseas rivals in recent months.

Chery said last month it would not rule out the possibility of buying a troubled European auto brand, while Changan and Dongfeng are expected to place indicative bids for Volvo Cars in April, according to Reuters.

source: Shanghai Securities News

BAIC: We are not to buy Chrysler!

173  h=x the new chrysler BAIC: We are not to buy Chrysler!

Beijing Automotive Industry Co. (BAIC) today denied media reports it has been talking to Chrysler LLC about purchasing certain assets or technology.

A report appeared in the Chinese Business News, which cited an unnamed Beijing Auto executive as its source, said BAIC was interested in buying some of Chrysler’s manufacturing facilities as was looking to the Beijing city government for financial support.

Chrysler was part of a joint car venture between BAIC and DaimlerChrysler, but pulled out of the agreement after Daimler sold Chrysler to Cerberus in 2007. The Chrysler 300C sedan is still made at the venture.

In December, Chinese newspaper Securities Daily reported that Anhui-based Chery was going to buy assets from Chrysler for its overseas expansion, backed by a 10 billion yuan ($1.46 billion) loan from the Export-Import Bank of China. Both Chery and Chrysler denied the rumor.

source: auto.163

Chery plans to produce passenger vehicles in Belarus

167  225x171 chery logo 5 Chery plans to produce passenger vehicles in Belarus

Chery Automobile Co and Belarus’ MAZ will prepare a business plan to produce passenger vehicles in Belarus this April, reported Prime-Tass, quoting Sergei Varivoda, the chairman of the Council of Distributors of Chinese cars in Minsk, as saying on Thursday.

“Talks are taking place at government’s level. Taking part in the negotiations was Belarus’ First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko, representatives with the Industry Ministry and top management of MAZ and Chery Automobile,” said Varivoda.

“They were satisfied with the preliminary results and agreed to prepare a business plan by April,” Varivoda told the news agency. No production volumes or sales have been decided.

He believes that there would be a huge demand for locally built Chinese cars in Belarus, referring to a questionnaire survey which showed that the number of Belarusians willing to buy Belarus-built Chinese vehicles is 18 times as big as the number of those in favor of imported ones.


Chery to enter Taiwan auto market

167  225x171 chery logo 5 Chery to enter Taiwan auto market

Taiwan’s Prince Motors plans to introduce car models the island from mainland China’s biggest private carmaker Chery Auto, according to Taiwan Daily.

Shengrong Auto, a subsidiary of Prince Motors, has confirmed its cooperation with Chery and will take part in the Taipei Auto Show at the end of this year with new Chery models.

The report pointed out that as Taiwan hasn’t allowed the completed cars imports from the mainland under its existing laws, Shengrong Auto is approved to cooperate with Chery Auto.

Most components of Chery cars for sale in Taiwan are expected to be imported directly from the mainland initially. Shengrong will assemble Chery models through local factories in Taiwan and will sell the models under its own sales outlets.

Chery Auto, famous for its mini car QQ selling in mainland China, is expected to introduce this low-priced car model to Taiwan.


Breaking News: Chery may acquire Europe automakers?

167  225x171 chery logo 5 Breaking News: Chery may acquire Europe automakers? CHERY Automobile Co, China’s largest maker of own-brand cars, may consider acquisitions in Europe to help expand overseas as domestic demand reverses.

“There is a possibility for us to acquire some European auto companies with long histories,” Jin Yibo, a Chery spokesman, said by phone yesterday, confirming comments by President Yin Tongyao that were reported by China Automotive News. Jin declined to name the firms that Chery may buy. Ford Motor Co has approached Chery and other Chinese auto makers as it tries to sell its Sweden-based Volvo Car unit, according to three people familiar with the discussions.


Chery QQme? Yes, Chery S16′s official name

chery qqme Chery QQme? Yes, Chery S16s official name

Pricing: Around  20, 000 RMB ($2, 940)

Recently, Chery Automobile Sales Company announced that Chery S16 was identified as “QQme”. This name, which sounds smart and fashionable, was from thousands of recommendations of Chery employees, QQ drivers and vendors.

QQme pronounced “QQ mi” (QQ fans) and can be interpreted as “my QQ”,  it represents the interaction between S16 and consumers.

Chery QQme was designed by Enrico Fumia, the chief designer of Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari F90.

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