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cuisine, Gonow vehicles are imported by Italian company Katay which is a part of DR Motors. Their website address is:
http://www.katay.it/

Thread about Katay at China Car Forum:
http://www.chinacarforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2889


And some information about DR1 from Gasgoo:
DR Motor, an Italian company engaged in the assembly and distribution of Chinese cars, will start to sell the rebadged version of Chery cars by mid-2009, a Automotive News report said Monday.

DR Motor is a subsidiary of DR Automobiles Groupe and sells about 8,000 vehicles a year in Italy and has annual revenues of about €250 million.

The DR1 car, a Chery Faira NN indeed, will be powered by Chery's self-developed 1.3-liter ACTECO engine, which can run on petrol (83 hp) or LPG (78 hp). Max speed is 156 km/h. Equipment includes dual airbags, ABS, electronic immobilizer, electric mirrors, manual air-con, rear parking sensors, CD-player.

While the Faira NN has to pass related European regulations for sale in Europe, a Chery spokesman in China said DR Motor is in charge of the DR1's homologation, according to the report.

Massimo Di Risio, CEO of DR Automobiles Groupe, is confident that the car will pass all the tests. He said he plans to begin selling it in Europe by mid-2009. He expects to sell 10,000 units a year by 2010.

Asked why the cars are sold under a rebadged brand, Chery spokesman Jin Yibo said tactfully that the EU is a sensible market and we shall only consider entering the region when all conditions permit.

The deal is an extension of Chery's relationship with the Italian firm. The companies have been working together since November 2007 and since then, DR Motor has been producing a version of the Chery Tiggo medium SUV from kits shipped from China.

The cars are assembled at a factory in Macchia d'Isernia, Italy. The plant has capacity to produce 12,000 units a year. DR Motor sells the SUV as the DR5 in Italy.

Last month the Munich-based car importer China Automobile Deutschland (CAD) began selling Chery A1, Easter CROSS and Tiggo across Germany under a Dragon brand in Germany, with the name of each of the imported models changed.
 

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^^
Weird, aren't they already selling Chery cars in Italy and achieved some very good record with the Tiggo ?
 

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for Martin:

Thank you very much - I didn´t know that company Katay is a part of DR Motors - i ´m sorry ... :) ... i don´t have any news about sell this cars in Czech republic :-( ...
 

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DR started its life twenty years ago importing cars. It has a great cars network distribution all over italy and europe.
Katay is a brand of DR-Motor company. they have contact with Gonow, Dong Feng, Changhe and Fuqi. They will sell their product under katay's logo.

Sorry this is a short translate from katay's web site.

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DR1 = Chery Faira... Ok, but to me DR1 seems to be like Daewoo/Chevrolet Matiz. Is Chery Faira a clone of Matiz? :confused:

And, for the money, 7000 euro for DR1 and 6990 euro for the Matiz. DR1's prize is too high, 5500-6000 will be good, in my opinion, for Italian buyers.

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By Ally From:Gasgoo.comDecember 09, 2008
DR Motor to sell rebadged Chery cars by mid-'09

Shanghai, December 9 (Gasgoo.com) DR Motor, an Italian company engaged in the assembly and distribution of Chinese cars, will start to sell the rebadged version of Chery cars by mid-2009, a Automotive News report said Monday.

DR Motor is a subsidiary of DR Automobiles Groupe and sells about 8,000 vehicles a year in Italy and has annual revenues of about €250 million.

The DR1 car, a Chery Faira NN indeed, will be powered by Chery's self-developed 1.3-liter ACTECO engine, which can run on petrol (83 hp) or LPG (78 hp). Max speed is 156 km/h. Equipment includes dual airbags, ABS, electronic immobilizer, electric mirrors, manual air-con, rear parking sensors, CD-player.

While the Faira NN has to pass related European regulations for sale in Europe, a Chery spokesman in China said DR Motor is in charge of the DR1's homologation, according to the report.

Massimo Di Risio, CEO of DR Automobiles Groupe, is confident that the car will pass all the tests. He said he plans to begin selling it in Europe by mid-2009. He expects to sell 10,000 units a year by 2010.

Asked why the cars are sold under a rebadged brand, Chery spokesman Jin Yibo said tactfully that the EU is a sensible market and we shall only consider entering the region when all conditions permit.

The deal is an extension of Chery's relationship with the Italian firm. The companies have been working together since November 2007 and since then, DR Motor has been producing a version of the Chery Tiggo medium SUV from kits shipped from China.

The cars are assembled at a factory in Macchia d'Isernia, Italy. The plant has capacity to produce 12,000 units a year. DR Motor sells the SUV as the DR5 in Italy.

Last month the Munich-based car importer China Automobile Deutschland (CAD) began selling Chery A1, Easter CROSS and Tiggo across Germany under a Dragon brand in Germany, with the name of each of the imported models changed.
Now it's all more creary? :)
 

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The DR Group will show the DR2 at the Geneva Auto Show in april. The DR2, which is in fact a rebadged Chery A1, will get a 1.3 liter engine under the hood with 83 hp, the engine is also available as bi-fuel and LPG, which has 78 hp. The DR2 will arrive on the Italian market in june.



Source: http://quattroruote.it/news/articolo.cfm?codice=172845
 

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DR MOTOR added two new bi-fuel versions of its well accepted DR5 SUV, run either on methane with petrol as back up or gas (LPG).
http://www.omniauto.it/magazine/8724/dr5-i-integrale

The 3500 orders collected from DR5 two-wheel-drive vehicles between December 2007 and May 2009 to give the manufacturer Molise thrust to launch a commercial version of the DR5-integral states already in the name of their goals 5-door 4x4 SUV. Unique, at least for the moment, the engine is available with this tension, the four-cylinder 2-liter of gasoline Acteco, with a maximum power of 128 hp and a torque of 180 Nm at 4000 rpm.

And speaking of strength, the second best-selling crossover in Italy, in "i-full" is equipped with 4WD system with electronic control of the Borg Warner. L '3rd ITM uses three elements of attrition and through a control module that receives data from the engine and wheels is capable of transferring torque from the front (standard condition) to a fair division (50:50) between the both axles in the event of problems with mobility. What is essentially a front-wheel drive becomes a four-wheel drive only when necessary, with management as "intelligent" the driving force (hence the "i" names). In the absence of a real wheel drive permanently, should therefore remain content consumption and softer suspension should continue to ensure road holding and comfort.

With regard to equipment and fittings, the i-DR5 full maintains the standard versions of a list already boasting a full-featured package including metallic paint, leather interior, heated front seats, front airbags, ABS, fog, air conditioning, sunroof electric, rims 16 "and radio CD-MP3-USB.

In addition to gasoline, which could frighten more than anybody in terms of running costs, you have the most acceptable versions LPG and methane that are also ecoincentivi state. The price of gas is 18,830 to 17,830 euros that become due to the contribution destruction / DR-exchange, while the same figure one can buy a bi-fuel petrol / LPG (20,330 euros to 1,500 euros less list of ecoincentivo state of destruction and 1,000 DR ). Just more expensive, but very convenient in terms of fuel costs is the i-DR5 full petrol / methane, whose final price of 18,830 euros is 21,330 euros from the list reduced from 2,500 euro bonus state. For those who want it is also available on new and more complete staging "Biz", obtainable with the disbursement of further 500.

At the launch of the new 4x4 version was updated for the installation of version 1.6, now includes heated front seats.
 
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