WOW Chery are on a roll
April 3, 2008 - Chery Automobile has denied a recent Russian media report that Avtotor Group, Chery’s partner in Russia, announced they would stop assembling Chery brand vehicles from March 31 .
Jin Yibo, spokesman of Chery Automobile, said to sina.com.cn yesterday, “Our company has not received any document about cooperation canceling from Avtotor. Chery’s project in Russia is being normally operated and Chery still has vehicle models assembled and produced in Avtotor.”
As Russia's economy is developing rapidly in recent years, and its domestic demand for vehicles is also increasing considerably. In 2007, Chery sold nearly 40,000 vehicles in Russia, a country that has become one of Chery’s most important overseas markets. “We have already expanded our portfolio of products in the Russian market from the original 3 models to the current 7. The newly introduced models have all earned the Russian GOST approval,” Jin Yibo said.
At last, Jin Yibo noted that Chery pays much attention to the growing market demand in Russia, and Chery will not withdraw but will further explore the Russian market.
6 june 2008 - Chery announces the launch of two new models of its new model lineup. Chery QQ6 sedan and Chery Kimo hatchback will take their place in a popular B-class.
Chery QQ6 sedan is presented with two engines – 1.1 and 1.3-liter which are manufactured in Germany. The car in a basic configuration is equipped with a full electronic package, central lock, signalization, board computer, an air conditioner, CD MP3-player with a USB. Besides, the basic configuration of QQ6 includes safety bags for the driver and a passenger, and ABS+EBD. The capacity of the luggage compartment is 350 liters.
The prices for Chery QQ6 sedan with a 1.1-liter engine start at RUR 263'500, with a 1.3-liter one – RUR 288'500.
Chery Kimo hatchback has the same number of options and systems and QQ6. The car looks European both inside and outside. It is understandable – the car is designed specially for the European market, North America and China. It was designed by Bertrone, and Italian designer company.
Kimo is quite spacious and convenient enough for four people, decoration materials are considerably better than in other Chinese models, and the luggage compartment which seems to be lacking has enough space for a sports bag and bags from the supermarket.
Chery Kimo is equipped with a 1.3-liter engine, it costs RUR 320'000, however, a cheaper modification will appear soon.
August 4, 2008 - After parting company with its former assembly partner Avtotor, Chinese carmaker Chery Auto has found a new partner, TagAZ, in Russia to assemble Chery vehicles for the Russian market and expects to sell at least 37,000 units in Russia this year, reported China Business New today.
Chery production at Avtotor was closed earlier this year, which significantly reduced the sales of Chery vehicles in Russia. Now the new partnership with TagAZ is expected to boost Chery's Russia sales in the second half to make up for its sales losses and equal last year's sales of 37,000 units by the end of this year. Chery is the biggest seller of Chinese vehicles in Russia.
Sources from Chery said that the company has reached a deal with Russia's Avtotor for assembling Chery cars for the Russian market, and the TagAZ facility will start this month to assemble three Chery models -- Chery Cowin, Chery A5 and Chery Tiggo. Currently, TagAZ is Chery's only one assembly partner in Russia.
Under the partnership deal, the TagAZ-assembled Chery Cowin and Chery A5 vehicles will be sold through TagAZ's network, while the TagAZ-assembled Giggo cars will be sold by Chery's subsidiary in Russia.
The Chery cars to be assembled in Russia will be based on auto parts provided by Chery, and based on the KD (knockdown kits) assemblage, Chery will expand its cooperation with TagAZ for further growth in Russia. And its local sourcing of auto parts will follow Russia's related requirements.
Chery cars will be produced in Uzbekistan. The project will start with three models
The production of Chery cars will be launched in Uzbekistan. Three models will be produced by the ADM Jizzakh plant in Jizzakh, owned by the local company Roodell.
The models Are Tiggo 8 Pro Max, Tiggo 7 Pro and the Arrizo 6 Pro. Method is SKD.
Производство автомобилей Chery в Узбекистане: что уже известно - Китайские автомобили
A plant for the production of cars of the Exeed brand was opened in Uzbekistan