Put in production, like how the M14 was suppose to be in late 2007/early 2008? ;-)
Would love to see (and maybe test drive/purchase) Chery have a sporty 2 door auto in their line up (maybe the A6CC? - been kinda quite lately on that one though as well) - but can see how their priorities right now would be to generate more cash from the good ol' sedan/saloon and QQs...
A few years ago Chery wowed the world with its Shooting Brake concept car which was on show at the 2007 Shanghai Auto Show, this concept then disappeared from the public eye until yesterday when spy shots of a Chery model out road testing were posted onto the internet. The car is codenamed A01 within Chery, alongside A01A, and A01B and A101D which are set to be a three door hatch, a four door sedan, and a three door sports hatch. The below car clearly has some Chery A3 DNA in its design styling, which is probably what will ultimately make it so attractive to consumers.
Engine power will come from the second generation of ATECO engines, (The Chery A3 uses the first gen model) which range from 1.0L to 2.0L models and range from 1.3DVVT, 1.5DVVT, 1.6DVVT and 1.8DVVT which all have increased fuel economy and more power. There is also room within the Shooting Sport for a 2.0TGDI engine which might take Chery down an unusual diesel hot hatch route, but this would no doubt appeal to European tastes.
An eventual launch date has not yet been mentioned, but it’s not likely to be 2010 due to the magnitude of new cars that Chery have planned for this year, the Shooting Brake is more than likely to be a 2011 model car for the up and coming automotive player.