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Chery only started selling cars in 2001. They sold 190000 cars last year. This year going to sell at least 350,000 cars this year. they'll get 1 million cars by the middle of next year.
 

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how many cars did Chery sell in march

Chery was 3rd in sales in feburaury they sold about 22,000 cars. How many did they sell in march?
 

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Pretty much the same~ it really starts to kick ass, CHERY.
 

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I think Chery is tapping into a strong desire on the part of many Chinese people to see a homegrown independent Chinese branded car become a leader.

I talk to Chinese people on the mychery.net Chinese board regularly, and this is a common feeling expressed. There is a lot of pride associated with being able to support a Chinese car, especially as Chery's quality has been rapidly increasing in the past couple years.
 

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I guess those people who buy Chery are nationalistic Chinese but Chery is also selling well in middle east and some other countries.
 

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China's Chery prepares to make a splash

von Geoff Dyer, Shanghai

The micro-car has changed the Chinese urban landscape and is now headed for the West; or so its manufacturers hope.


A decade ago, private cars in a Chinese city tended to be big and black. But over the last couple of years, a dash of colour has begun to appear on the streets, small darts of metallic lime green and garish yellow.
The bright colours are usually found on the QQ, a micro-car made by Chinese company Chery that was one of the bestsellers in the domesticcar market last year, with sales rising a 130 per cent to 110,000 units.
The QQ is one of the models that have taken Chinese companies from being bit players in their own car market to significant competitors. The best selling model in China last year was the Charade, a sub-compact car made by First Auto Works, another local manufacturer.
In total, Chinese brands won a market share last year of 26 per cent, up from 2 per cent in 2000, putting them just behind Japanese brands which had 27 per cent.
The surge of Chinese brands would be of natural interest to the leading global automakers because of the growing importance of the Chinese market. Yet it is of particular significance given that Chery and several other Chinese companies have announced plans over the last year to begin exporting cars to the US and Europe.
"I showed these market share figures to some people in Detroit a few weeks ago, and they were stunnedby the Chinese sales," says Michael Dunne, president of Automotive Resources Asia, a Shanghai industry consultancy.
The question being asked of the Chinese companies is whether they have won market share simply by selling at low prices, or whether they are also beginning to master the dark arts of branding and marketing - skills they will need if they are to succeedoverseas.
Price is definitely a big factor. The QQ retails for Rmb33,000 ($4,109), compared with Rmb46,000 for the General Motors Spark in the same category.
Such low prices have helped create a new generation of car-buyers, less concerned about the status symbol of a large vehicle. The greater fuel efficiencyof smaller cars has been an added incentive in a period of higher oil prices.

The Chinese companies have so far faced lower research costs. The QQ first won notoriety through allegations that it was a near-exact copy of the Spark, including the components as well as the shape. Indeed GM suedChery in China, although the two companies settled the case last year.
When asked why the QQ is so much cheaper than the Spark, the manager of a Chery dealership in Shanghai quipped: "Because we do not have patent fees."
QQ sales were more than four times those of the Spark last year. Yet industry observers say there is more to the QQ's success than a low price.
Unlike most other Chinese brands, whose marketing involves glitzy gimmicks, Chery has managed to create a significant amount of buzzaround the model, especially among young people.
The brand itself is also the name of an instant messaging service that is popular among young Chinese and the company has used the internet - including collaborations with the Sina.com portal - to reach new consumers. The bright colours have also helped establish an image.
"More than any other Chinese model, the QQ has managed to establish an identity for itself," says Chris Reitermann, managing director of the Beijing office of OgilvyOne, the advertising agency. The company's sales network has been revamped and is beginning to win plaudits for its flexible approach.
However, there are still quality concerns about Chery's cars. According to JD Power, the car consultancy, the QQ generated 30 per cent more problems than the Spark last year. When Chery starts selling in the US, nothing could scupper its brand name more quickly than persistent quality complaints.
ftd.de, 14:50 Uhr
© 2006 Financial Times Deutschland
source:http://www.ftd.de/karriere_management/business_english/63897.htm
 

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10 years ago I would only see 1 or 2 chinese cars a month. Almost all the cars were Japanese the others were volkswagen/audi and some Mercedes Benz, Rolls royce, Bentley. Now Chinese brand cars are as many as Japanese, they will be more Chinese brand cars than Japanese brand in 2006.

But say the car called Changan Suziki Alto. It saids Changan on the front and Suziki on the back. Is that car considered Chinese brand or Japanese brand.
 

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10 years ago...1996 I was still in highschool. All I can remember is some crappy volkswagen dominating Chinese autoroutes.

Yeah, a lot Japanese cars too, like 1994 Toyota Camry, Toyota Crown, Nissan Cefiro, ...quite some Audi as well. Not to mention Mercedez and BMW.

Almost zero Korean cars.
 

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Chery sales by province

Chery sold most cars in guangdong province. 2nd was Sichuan 3rd Shandong province. Guangdong was number 1 in Chery sales but I their are a lot of imported cars there too like Bentley, rolls royce, Merc Benz S Class Lexus LS. I lost count of how many S Class and Bentleys I saw in guangdong last time I was there.
 

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Guangdong has a population greater than 100 million, it is the most populated province in China.

Guangdong is one of China's richest provinces along with Zhejiang, Jiangsu.
 

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Chery moving headquarters to Shanghai

"Chery Automotive Company, China's home-brand automaker, will start to move its sales headquarters to the country's largest industrial city of Shanghai in June , China Business News reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, the report, quoting sources with the Anhui-based auto company, said Chery will move part of research and development operations to Shanghai.

"This is part of the company's strategies to expand eastward," said a source with Chery, who asked to be anonymous. "If everything goes on smoothly, the whole move will be completed at the end of this year," the source said.

Qin Lihong, spokesman of Chery's sales company, said he could not confirm the move. But a sales agency of Chery in Shanghai confirmed that, saying that "It (the sales company) will soon move to Shanghai".

If that comes true, Chery will become China's first automaker with its production base in one city, and sales base in another city. The nine-year-old Chinese carmaker is legend in China's automobile manufacturing as it has produced a total of 500,000 cars.

Unlike many joint ventures in the Chinese auto industry that depend on foreign technology and sell China-made cars with overseas brands, Chery depends on its own research and development to turn out products with proprietary intellectual property rights(IPR).

Chery has been ranked among the 10 biggest automakers in China for years. Its QQ, a mini-car model, enjoys good sales in China costing less than 40,000 yuan (5,000 U.S. dollars) a unit.

In 2005, Chery exported a record 18,000 cars, the most among China's car manufacturers. Currently, Chery cars are sold in 38 countries outside China."

Source: Xinhua.net
 

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Chery a true trailblazer

Yes, we have to hand it to Chery; they are doing a great job of playing catch-up and who can blame them for a little piracy along the way. Of course an official voice like Xinhua, has to sing its praises even if not true to fact.

But I look forward to the day when China has the integrity not only to report the facts but to indict a top industry leader regardless of the economic consequences. Its next door neighbor is a model, but even it could not have done such a thing some 30 years ago.

Anyway it'll be useful for Chery to have an office in Shanghai for among other reasons to oversee the enormous logistics operations of getting the cars down the river and onto the trans ocean ships.

How much easier it is for SAIC to do that. Will we see another equity merger between the two down the road a bit??
 
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