The Truth About Cars » Chery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Chery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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China’s Qoros Earns 5-Star Crash Rating in Euro NCAP Testing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/chinas-qoros-earns-5-star-crash-rating-in-euro-ncap-testing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/chinas-qoros-earns-5-star-crash-rating-in-euro-ncap-testing/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:26:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=530601 Automotive startup Qoros Auto Company has an interesting business model. Backed with the manufacturing know how of China’s Chery corporation, and the funds of the Israel Corp. holding company, controlled by the Israeli Ofer family, Qoros is designing cars in Europe to be sold in Europe, but built in China.   Of course it’s planning […]

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Automotive startup Qoros Auto Company has an interesting business model. Backed with the manufacturing know how of China’s Chery corporation, and the funds of the Israel Corp. holding company, controlled by the Israeli Ofer family, Qoros is designing cars in Europe to be sold in Europe, but built in China.   Of course it’s planning […]

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Chinese Car Dealers Report Inventories Remain High http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chinese-car-dealers-report-inventories-remain-high/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chinese-car-dealers-report-inventories-remain-high/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497544 According the the China Automobile Dealers Association, despite efforts by car makers to reduce inventories, Chinese domestic brand dealers still had 49 days worth of supply in June, a figure that would be considered decent in North America, where two months is the norm. But it’s a matter of concern in China, where normal dealer […]

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According the the China Automobile Dealers Association, despite efforts by car makers to reduce inventories, Chinese domestic brand dealers still had 49 days worth of supply in June, a figure that would be considered decent in North America, where two months is the norm. But it’s a matter of concern in China, where normal dealer […]

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Detroit Jury Awards Millions In Malcolm Bricklin Fraud Suit Regarding Chery/Qoros JV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/detroit-jury-awards-millions-in-malcolm-bricklin-fraud-suit-regarding-cheryqoros-jv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/detroit-jury-awards-millions-in-malcolm-bricklin-fraud-suit-regarding-cheryqoros-jv/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:54:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497376 Malcolm Bricklin’s company, V Cars (formerly Visionary Vehicles), was awarded $2 million by a Detroit jury in U.S. District court. The lawsuit was filed after Bricklin’s failed effort to set up a joint venture with Chery to produce Chinese made cars for the North American market. The jury ruled that KCA Engineering, a company founded […]

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Malcolm Bricklin’s company, V Cars (formerly Visionary Vehicles), was awarded $2 million by a Detroit jury in U.S. District court. The lawsuit was filed after Bricklin’s failed effort to set up a joint venture with Chery to produce Chinese made cars for the North American market. The jury ruled that KCA Engineering, a company founded […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Bernstein Research Literally Dissects Chinese Cars, Auto Industry In 200-Page Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/exclusive-bernstein-research-literally-dissects-chinese-cars-auto-industry-in-200-page-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/exclusive-bernstein-research-literally-dissects-chinese-cars-auto-industry-in-200-page-report/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478453 Max Warburton and his team. Warburton, of Bernstein Research, assembled a team to interview over 40 auto executives in China (both Chinese and foreign-born) and even bought two Chinese vehicles from Geely and Great Wall. Warburton had them shipped to Europe, where they were taken to a test track, driven extensively and then taken apart […]

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Max Warburton and his team. Warburton, of Bernstein Research, assembled a team to interview over 40 auto executives in China (both Chinese and foreign-born) and even bought two Chinese vehicles from Geely and Great Wall. Warburton had them shipped to Europe, where they were taken to a test track, driven extensively and then taken apart […]

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The Chinese Are Coming! Seriously Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-chinese-are-coming-seriously-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-chinese-are-coming-seriously-now/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:56:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478047 At the Geneva auto show, the long awaited Chinese attack on the embattled European auto market will finally get started in earnest – with the help of German and Austrian engineers, and money from Israel. Qoros is a joint venture partnership between China’s Chery and the Israel Corporation. Qoros wants to be to Chery what […]

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At the Geneva auto show, the long awaited Chinese attack on the embattled European auto market will finally get started in earnest – with the help of German and Austrian engineers, and money from Israel. Qoros is a joint venture partnership between China’s Chery and the Israel Corporation. Qoros wants to be to Chery what […]

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Chinese Brand Binge Claims First Victim http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/chinese-brand-binge-claims-first-victim/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/chinese-brand-binge-claims-first-victim/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:57:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467394 A year ago, we wrote about China’s suicidal brand binge: “If Chinese carmakers will do what they say – and they appear to be utterly committed – then China will soon wallow in a sea of car brands nobody has ever heard of, and nobody will ever be able to remember. Sometimes, it feels as […]

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A year ago, we wrote about China’s suicidal brand binge: “If Chinese carmakers will do what they say – and they appear to be utterly committed – then China will soon wallow in a sea of car brands nobody has ever heard of, and nobody will ever be able to remember. Sometimes, it feels as […]

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JLR Approved To Make Cars In China. Or Maybe Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/jlr-approved-to-make-cars-in-china-or-maybe-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/jlr-approved-to-make-cars-in-china-or-maybe-not/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:45:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461208 Being at odds with its number one trading partner Japan at the moment, China shows that it doesn’t have to be the big bully, and that it can make nice with other former enemies if it feels like it.  China gave a surprising regulatory nod to a joint venture between Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover and […]

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Being at odds with its number one trading partner Japan at the moment, China shows that it doesn’t have to be the big bully, and that it can make nice with other former enemies if it feels like it.  China gave a surprising regulatory nod to a joint venture between Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover and […]

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Chery Seeks Permission From Big Brother For Jaguar Land Rover Joint Venture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chery-seeks-permission-from-big-brother-for-jaguar-land-rover-joint-venture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chery-seeks-permission-from-big-brother-for-jaguar-land-rover-joint-venture/#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 16:44:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444518 Chery has asked the Chinese government for its blessing regarding a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover worth $1.9 billion. The proposal calls for a new plant in the Jiangsu province that would produce as many as 130,000 cars per year. Chinese government officials will have to perform an environmental assessment before the plant goes […]

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Chery has asked the Chinese government for its blessing regarding a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover worth $1.9 billion. The proposal calls for a new plant in the Jiangsu province that would produce as many as 130,000 cars per year. Chinese government officials will have to perform an environmental assessment before the plant goes […]

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Subaru Shut Out Of China, Pledges Allegiance To The Flag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/subaru-shut-out-of-china-pledges-allegiance-to-the-flag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/subaru-shut-out-of-china-pledges-allegiance-to-the-flag/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 17:52:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443816 With a planned Chinese joint-venture between Chery and Subaru now really, honestly dead in the water, Subaru will look to the United States for sales growth, while importing cars to China for the next few years. As part of its America-focused future, Subaru will expand its sales goal to 380,000 units per year in the […]

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With a planned Chinese joint-venture between Chery and Subaru now really, honestly dead in the water, Subaru will look to the United States for sales growth, while importing cars to China for the next few years. As part of its America-focused future, Subaru will expand its sales goal to 380,000 units per year in the […]

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Chinese Government Denies Subaru Joint Venture. Again? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chinese-government-denies-subaru-joint-venture-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chinese-government-denies-subaru-joint-venture-again/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 11:38:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443740 Just-Auto issued a breathless press release with the hot news that the nasty Chinese government has said no to a joint venture between Japan’s Subaru and China’s Chery. If this sounds like deja vu to you, then you are an ace analyst. Send your CV to just-auto. The story is ancient news. Last October, Fuji […]

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Just-Auto issued a breathless press release with the hot news that the nasty Chinese government has said no to a joint venture between Japan’s Subaru and China’s Chery. If this sounds like deja vu to you, then you are an ace analyst. Send your CV to just-auto. The story is ancient news. Last October, Fuji […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Coming To China. Honestly Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/jaguar-land-rover-coming-to-china-honestly-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/jaguar-land-rover-coming-to-china-honestly-now/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:57:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435853 After years and years and years of rumors and premature announcements, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has finally, honestly, cross your heart and swear to fry, “finalized a joint venture agreement with Chery Automobile Co to manufacture and sell vehicles in China,” Reuters reports. The never-ending story however is just beginning. As Reuters rightly points out, […]

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After years and years and years of rumors and premature announcements, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has finally, honestly, cross your heart and swear to fry, “finalized a joint venture agreement with Chery Automobile Co to manufacture and sell vehicles in China,” Reuters reports. The never-ending story however is just beginning. As Reuters rightly points out, […]

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The Chery Eastar Parade Car From China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-chery-eastar-parade-car-from-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-chery-eastar-parade-car-from-china/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:59:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423896 Hongqi is the most famous brand in China when it comes to parade cars. In 2008 however, Chery tried to change that with help from the Chinese army and some astronauts. The Eastar parade car debuted in April 2008 and was used for a very special military parade. Or more like a parade of parades. […]

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Hongqi is the most famous brand in China when it comes to parade cars. In 2008 however, Chery tried to change that with help from the Chinese army and some astronauts. The Eastar parade car debuted in April 2008 and was used for a very special military parade. Or more like a parade of parades. […]

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Australia Reacts To The Chinese Invasion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/australia-reacts-to-the-chinese-invasion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/australia-reacts-to-the-chinese-invasion/#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:55:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414943 China’s assault on the auto markets of the west may have been delayed another five years, but Australia is going to be the canary in the coal mine. The first mature Western-style market to see any significant imports of Chinese vehicles, led by the Chery J1, is adapting to a new era of low-cost, low-content […]

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China’s assault on the auto markets of the west may have been delayed another five years, but Australia is going to be the canary in the coal mine. The first mature Western-style market to see any significant imports of Chinese vehicles, led by the Chery J1, is adapting to a new era of low-cost, low-content […]

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Muller’s Maalox Moment: China Turns Down Subaru http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/muller%e2%80%99s-maalox-moment-china-turns-down-subaru/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/muller%e2%80%99s-maalox-moment-china-turns-down-subaru/#comments Sun, 02 Oct 2011 14:44:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413239 What looks like a Chinese-Japanese matter should cause considerable heartburn in Sweden and the Netherlands: The Chinese government has informed Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. that it will not approve the automaker’s application to set up a joint venture in China, says Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun. Let’s take a closer look. Fuji Heavy, manufacturer of Subaru cars, […]

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What looks like a Chinese-Japanese matter should cause considerable heartburn in Sweden and the Netherlands: The Chinese government has informed Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. that it will not approve the automaker’s application to set up a joint venture in China, says Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun. Let’s take a closer look. Fuji Heavy, manufacturer of Subaru cars, […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: Chery Gets The Girls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-chery-gets-the-girls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/shanghai-auto-show-chery-gets-the-girls/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:37:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392449 Chery doesn’t have much new stuff in its booth this year. There is a QQme covered in rosepetals and the usual assortment of not-quite-ready-for-market electric prototypes every Chinese company fields. But Chery trumps every other car manufacturer at the Shanghai show in one respect: Women. When I walked by their booth, I was impressed. 30 […]

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Chery doesn’t have much new stuff in its booth this year. There is a QQme covered in rosepetals and the usual assortment of not-quite-ready-for-market electric prototypes every Chinese company fields. But Chery trumps every other car manufacturer at the Shanghai show in one respect: Women. When I walked by their booth, I was impressed. 30 […]

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China’s Chery At The Gates Of The EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/china%e2%80%99s-chery-at-the-gates-of-the-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/china%e2%80%99s-chery-at-the-gates-of-the-eu/#comments Sun, 07 Nov 2010 08:28:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371718 The feared Chinese car exports so far have been a dud. The value of car imports beats exports 3:1. This doesn’t dissuade privately owned Chinese carmakers from trying. They are active at the soft underbelly of the world, in developing or emerging markets of South America and Africa. Now, they are getting a bit closer […]

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The feared Chinese car exports so far have been a dud. The value of car imports beats exports 3:1. This doesn’t dissuade privately owned Chinese carmakers from trying. They are active at the soft underbelly of the world, in developing or emerging markets of South America and Africa. Now, they are getting a bit closer […]

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Made In China Jags And Land Rovers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/made-in-china-jags-and-land-rovers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/made-in-china-jags-and-land-rovers/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:21:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370318 Rumors of  Tata’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) establishing production in China have been around for a while. With good reason, Jaguars and especially Land Rovers enjoy (fairly) brisk sales in China. Now, these rumors move into the realm of the definitive. JLR is in talks with China’s largest independent automaker, Chery, for a Chinese joint […]

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Rumors of  Tata’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) establishing production in China have been around for a while. With good reason, Jaguars and especially Land Rovers enjoy (fairly) brisk sales in China. Now, these rumors move into the realm of the definitive. JLR is in talks with China’s largest independent automaker, Chery, for a Chinese joint […]

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Chery To Pop? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chery-to-pop/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chery-to-pop/#comments Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:38:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366722 China’s Chery is one of the few big car companies that is not wedded to a foreigner. All the big ones are in bed with one or more Western (or Eastern) manufacturer.  Finally,  it looks like Chery might be losing its virginity. Yin Tongyue, Chairman and General Manger of Chery, was asked about his feelings […]

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China’s Chery is one of the few big car companies that is not wedded to a foreigner. All the big ones are in bed with one or more Western (or Eastern) manufacturer.  Finally,  it looks like Chery might be losing its virginity. Yin Tongyue, Chairman and General Manger of Chery, was asked about his feelings […]

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Chery Will Build Them In Brazil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chery-will-build-them-in-brazil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chery-will-build-them-in-brazil/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2010 13:08:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365740 After testing the Brazilian waters with imported models, and after having received a passing (-by) grade from our man in Brazil, China’s Chery decided to go whole hog and build Cherys in the land of  Samba.  Chery has signed an agreement with the municipality of Jacareí, a city in the interior of the Brazilian state […]

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After testing the Brazilian waters with imported models, and after having received a passing (-by) grade from our man in Brazil, China’s Chery decided to go whole hog and build Cherys in the land of  Samba.  Chery has signed an agreement with the municipality of Jacareí, a city in the interior of the Brazilian state […]

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The Chinese Are Coming –To Brazil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-chinese-are-coming-%e2%80%93to-brazil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-chinese-are-coming-%e2%80%93to-brazil/#comments Mon, 23 Aug 2010 06:48:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363555 China’s Chery started selling cars in Brazil last year. They were shipped from a Chery factory in Uruguay. The Brazilians like the cars so much, especially the TIGGO SUV, that Chery decided to drop $700m on the Brazilian market, and to have an assembly plant up and running in Sao Paulo by 2013. According to […]

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China’s Chery started selling cars in Brazil last year. They were shipped from a Chery factory in Uruguay. The Brazilians like the cars so much, especially the TIGGO SUV, that Chery decided to drop $700m on the Brazilian market, and to have an assembly plant up and running in Sao Paulo by 2013. According to […]

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Chery To Manufacture QQ In Poland? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chery-to-manufacture-qq-in-poland/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chery-to-manufacture-qq-in-poland/#comments Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:24:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360640 The Tata Nano still hasn’t caught up with its hype and is, 2 years after its introduction, still battling problems of mass production and spontaneous combustion. Meanwhile, in China, Chery is stamping out its low cost QQ by the hundreds of thousands. The QQ is inseparable from China’s popular culture. Now, QQ could be thinking […]

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The Tata Nano still hasn’t caught up with its hype and is, 2 years after its introduction, still battling problems of mass production and spontaneous combustion. Meanwhile, in China, Chery is stamping out its low cost QQ by the hundreds of thousands. The QQ is inseparable from China’s popular culture. Now, QQ could be thinking […]

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The Chinese Have Landed In Brazil! Can They Samba? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-chinese-have-landed-in-brazil-can-they-samba/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-chinese-have-landed-in-brazil-can-they-samba/#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:34:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358045 Chinese cars were rumored of having arrived a long time ago here in Brazil. They’ve been talked about for years. Dealerships were rumored to be opening up right and left. Like in other markets, it was a Chinese chimera.  Granted, you could spot a smattering of vans, or maybe a light delivery truck, parked or […]

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Chinese cars were rumored of having arrived a long time ago here in Brazil. They’ve been talked about for years. Dealerships were rumored to be opening up right and left. Like in other markets, it was a Chinese chimera.  Granted, you could spot a smattering of vans, or maybe a light delivery truck, parked or […]

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Chinese Confusion: Riich Or Cheap? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-confusion-riich-or-cheap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-confusion-riich-or-cheap/#comments Tue, 18 May 2010 10:57:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356805 You think U.S. car makers suffer from brand confusion? Come to China! China’s Chery for instance is known for their low-cost cars, especially for their ubiquitous el cheapo QQ. In order to venture into more upscale segments, Chery launched a number of brands, amongst them Rely (for SUVs, get it?), Karry (for minivans and pick-ups, […]

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You think U.S. car makers suffer from brand confusion? Come to China! China’s Chery for instance is known for their low-cost cars, especially for their ubiquitous el cheapo QQ. In order to venture into more upscale segments, Chery launched a number of brands, amongst them Rely (for SUVs, get it?), Karry (for minivans and pick-ups, […]

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China’s Chery Picks Better Place. Possibly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/china%e2%80%99s-chery-picks-better-place-possibly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/china%e2%80%99s-chery-picks-better-place-possibly/#comments Wed, 28 Apr 2010 05:54:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354510 Shai Agassi’s Better Place possibly clinched a possibly better deal than having three taxis running around in Tokyo. Possibly. According to the Financial Times, Better Place signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Chery “to develop prototypes for electric vehicles to be used in regional sate-sponsored pilot projects.” This could give Better Place access to […]

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Shai Agassi’s Better Place possibly clinched a possibly better deal than having three taxis running around in Tokyo. Possibly. According to the Financial Times, Better Place signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Chery “to develop prototypes for electric vehicles to be used in regional sate-sponsored pilot projects.” This could give Better Place access to […]

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