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I thought the DR3 and DR5 were actually some rebadged Gonow. Di Risio was supposed to have them built by Bertone. And it was still a project!

I'm completly lost!
 

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Joest not to worry. We have all been in the dark about what DR is doing with these three Chinese carmakers: Gonow, Chery, and Zhejiang Jonway.

The major industry media never picked up on this hot story about a Chery-DR relationship. Outside of Italy there was a virtual blackout on the the first negotiations that DR had with these Chinese makers.

People were left thinking that Gonow was involved in the production of the
DR5 and DR3. This was wrong. I'm surprised that Jason (ZZFirst) of Gonow did not correct such thinking here.

If one takes a look at the body designs of these individual companies, it becomes clear.

As for Gonow, its only connection (currently) is its sale of Isuzu-based SUVs and pickup trucks to DR.
 

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I've double-checked and the DR3 and DR5 are actually Shuanghuan UFO.

Still, apart from Motor Authority, there's no word anywhere about cars being manufactured by Di Risio. This is quiet odd since in the past, Di Risio made a lot of annoucement.

You can check Di Risio's site here:
http://www.dr3.it/
 

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The DR3 is Feidie (Jonway) UFO, (has nothing to do with Shuanghuan.)
The DR5 is Chery Tiggo 3.
DR imports also Gonow Pickup and SUV.
First there were talks that Bertone would assemble Gonows, now there are talks that Bertone will assemble the DR3 (the UFO).
 

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I said "Shuanghuan" because in Germany, the CEO has the same importer as the Shuanghuan CEO and the Little Noble.
 

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DR Motor presented production version of DR5, which is modified Chery Tiggo for European markets. This SUV in assembled in Italy from parts imported from China. The car is equiped with 1,6 litre gasoline engine with 81kW/109HP and Fiat's 1,9 diesel (89kW/120HP) engine. Suspension is also tuned for European roads.
Basic DR5 1,6 will be sold for in Italy for 16.900 EUR. Diesel will cost 21.900 EUR. The company plans to export car to Germany, France and Spain next year and hopes to sell 12.000 vehicles in 2008 and 40.000 in 2009. Too optimistic in my oppinion...




 

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DR5 is doing very well in Italy.

Dr5 already in third place among the crossover two-wheel drive.

The DR5, crossover produced by the DR Group (Group Di Risio) on chassis derived from China's Chery TiGG, continues to do well on the domestic market: in January-August period, according to Unrae, the DR5 reported 1221 third positioning unit sold in the ranking of sales of "Crossover Drive Front" behind the Nissan Qashqai with as many as 14,336 units and Suzuki SX-4 with 1741 units. In the ranking followed by the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage and even the Fiat Sedici, models for which customers are moving more towards versions 4 x 4.

In just the month of August instead, the DR5 has even exceeded the Suzuki SX-4 positioning second with 140 units behind the Qashqai with over 940 units. Announced a success for a car whose current range is based on only 2 engines in front wheel drive petrol 1.6 16V 107 hp combined to LPG or CNG and diesel 1.9 Multijet 120 bhp, with prices starting at € 16,900. The range will expand further with the arrival of four-wheel-drive version and filter DPF diesel engine combined.

For now DR5 is available only at the sales network of 25 supermarkets Finiper while by the end of the year is planned to launch 50 new car dealers to mark DR, dealing with the new incoming (a Monovolume and Suv 7 seats).
http://www.autoblog.it/post/15596/dr5-gia-al-terzo-posto-tra-le-crossover-a-due-ruote-motrici
 

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Is it Bertone Carrozzeria who has become the assembler as Laofan suggested above?

The changes to the front bumper are not bad. But, as for that drab-looking mesh in the grille opening..... I would have expected more imagination from the Italians.
 

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Re: DR motor company

DR will introduce the Chery Faira NN as DR1 at the Italian market:

DR1: China-Mini for 9,000 euro

The Italian firm DR gets a new city cars from China. On the Bologna Motor Show, the company has approximately 3.60 meters short DR1 presented by the coming year to be sold.

DR had been especially SUVs in the style of the Toyota RAV-4 and imported in its own factory in Italy modified. Prices for the DR1 are not yet finalized, but should be around 9,000 euro to begin, said a company spokesman at the fair.

There is a Four with two airbags, ABS and electric windows. He is driven by a big 1.3 liter four cylinder, which at 83 hp and 114 Newton meters torque comes. So he accelerated, according to producers in 12.5 seconds at 100 and speed reaches a maximum speed of 156 km / h. DR is the consumption at 5.8 liters (CO2 emissions: 137 g / km).

Upon request, it should also DR1 with an LPG conversion type. In addition, among other things, air conditioning, power steering and a CD radio with a USB port on the equipment list.


Source: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/auto_-_produkte/hxcms_article_517530_13987.hbs (Translated with Google Translate)
 

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1.4L 4-banger in there? I've seen much worse than that for body design. Not bad, really, if it can perform without defects in the drivetrain this car may find some "niche" in the Chinese market. Need more information on the car to be more sure about it's future. Nice red, though, and those are some good pictures of the car, too.
 

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At Bologna Motor Show DR Motor also presented production version of DR3, a small three door SUV as an addition to DR5:
http://www.drmotor.it/mshow2009.html






DR Motor has presented at the Bologna Motor Show Hall several very interesting developments that will be on sale during 2009 in the Italian market. Among them are the DR3, the three-door version of DR5.

Derived directly-although not recognize Chery, a partner of DR-doors of the Toyota Rav4 3 of the previous generation, will have a range of three engines:

2.0i 16v 2.0I Radius 16v

* Power: 125 hp
* Top speed: 185 km / h
* Acceleration 0 to 100: 11.5 sec
* Average consumption: 8.0 L/100
* Emissions: 205 g / km of CO2

2.0I Radius 16v GPL

* Power: 125 hp
* Top speed: 185 km / h
* Acceleration 0 to 100: 12.0 sec
* Average consumption: 10.9 L/100
* Emissions: 190 g / km of CO2

1.9 Eco Jet 1.9 Eco Jet

* Power: 120 hp
* Top speed: 180 km / h
* Acceleration 0 to 100: 12.4 sec
* Average consumption: 5.7 L/100
* Emissions: 164 g / km of CO2

MEASURES
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Length: 3.92 m
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Width: 1.79 m
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Height: 1.66 m
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Battle: 2,29 m

The equipment standard on all versions includes ABS + EBD, front airbags, electric windows, power steering, mirrors, thermal, closing with centralized control, air conditioning, alloy wheels, 18, MP3 CD radio with USB port, fog lamps, leather upholstery and metallic paint.

Recommended prices will be:
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DR3 2.0I Radius 16v € 16,990
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DR3 2.0I Radius 16v GPL 18,490 €
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DR3 1.9 Eco Jet € 19,990
Text translated from Spanish Autoblog mentions Chery as a body donor. But as it was already discussed here I think this is actually a modified UFO SUV. Chery Tiggo doesn't even exist in 3-door bodytype.
 

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Re: DR motor company

it seems we may not call a car ''japan'', ''american'', ''italian'' in future...partnerships, partnerships:noway: :tantrum:

i liked the suv design but details are important! :looky:

 
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