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I couldn't help but play with it a bit , excuse the quality . this was done in less than 10 minutes :D

I think it looks alot better now , but its not possible cuz I kinda stretched the car a bit .

 

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OK, I'm going to play devil's advocate. I like it. The hump is questionable, but it doesn't look any more unstable to me than a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter does.

Bottom line, how well made will it be? If a car has decent fit and finish and is reliable, I'm more than willing to overlook fugliness. I must admit I don't hold much hope that this Chery will be either well-built or reliable.
 

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my friends around me were the first people whom I asked for opinion.None of them liked it.That's why I wanted to share my idea about this car as well.I just don't like it but the chery tiggo is great
 

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Chery at Changchun Inter. Auto Fair

Mainland auto makers reveal global ambition
2007-7-16


CHINESE home-grown auto brands, encouraged by robust sales, are seeking to expand their overseas presence and shed their image as low-grade vehicle producers.

Qin Lihong, vice president of the Chery Autos sales arm, said: "Many Chinese auto brands, including Chery, are upgrading their products and vigorously seeking to expand their presence in European countries and other developed nations."

Speaking at the Fifth China Changchun International Automobile Fair that opened on Friday in Changchun, capital of northeast Jilin Province, Qin said Chery's vehicles have proven competitive in southwest Asia, the Middle East and North African countries, and the company plans to seek bigger markets in North America and Europe.

Early this month, the 10-year-old Chinese auto company in Wuhu, eastern Anhui Province, inked a deal with Chrysler Group to export the first Chinese-made cars to the United States.

Chery announced last week that its exports quadrupled in the first half of the year, with overseas sales likely to top 100,000 vehicles for the whole year.

The company, which holds a 7.2 percent share of the domestic market, has sold cars to 50 countries, with Russia, Iran, Egypt, Indonesia and Argentina its major markets overseas.

At the Changchun fair, Chery unveiled the Ruiqi 2, its third new vehicle this year, showing its determination to ramp up sales in both domestic and overseas markets.

Also at the fair, another ambitious Chinese auto maker, Geely, presented its first medium-level family sedans equipped with self-developed engines. Company vice president Wang Ziliang said: "Geely is trying to change its image as a cheap, low-grade auto producer. It is taking established international auto brands as a benchmark, and trying to compete with them globally."

Figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show the country's auto industry maintained strong momentum in the first half of the year, with both vehicle output and sales rising more than 20 percent.

In the first six months, auto companies produced 4.46 million vehicles and sold 4.37 million of them worldwide. Industry analysts say both output and sales are expected to hit a record 8.5 million this year.

CAAM president Hu Maoyuan said Chinese indigenous auto brands have entered a crucial phase where they have the opportunity to become strong global producers.

Other Chinese auto makers, including Zhongxing, Jianghuai and Lifan, said they are revamping their strategies, and investing heavily in developing higher-grade vehicles.

"By taking over foreign companies that have a strong research-and-development culture, or cooperating with partners, Chinese auto brands will improve their technology and development capabilities," said Xiao Guopu, vice president of the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp.

But the international market is far from easy, Xiao added. "Chinese auto makers still face a lot of handicaps, including an undersized sales network and a lack of talented people able to work in the international market," he said.

Last year, China became the world's second largest market for new vehicles after the US.

Shanghai Daily
 

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Hey martin_krpan , you are the man for this job! You always find & post great pics, nicely sized too. Do your thing baby!
 

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I don't think it looks ugly at all. In fact, I think it looks kind of cute. It definitely looks better than a Scion.

I think you guys need to take into account the functionality of the car. These cars are meant to transport goods or people, not to wow people. Given its function, I think the car looks cute.
 

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Re: Chery V2 (Riich 2)

All up to the eye of the beholder

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MANILA, PHILIPPINES- AS FIRST IMPRESSIONS GO, some can be more than just fleeting. But in order to retain product identity, some designers will probe the outer envelope of style and proportion.

To make a lasting image, Chery styled the V2 Riich MPV to look like a scaled-down version of the Europe-only Opel Vivaro/Renault Trafic/Nissan Primastar sister vans. The driver’s roof bubble thus looks like a parody of a Sikorsky helicopter cockpit. To keep the V2 visible when by high-rise Giga trucks and towering Yutong cross-country coaches, the tail lamp clusters have been mounted high up on the ’D’ pillar.

Getting into the driver’s seat, one is immediately assaulted by the vertical clearance of a Gothic cathedral. Chery put all that max headroom to good use by angling the seven flat back and flat cushion chairs like those found in modern commercial office spaces. With breathable fabric, good springs and cushioning, any seat in the V2 is ergonomically efficient. But since this is an MPV, the front and middle row fold, adjust fore and aft, and recline the way you’d expect it, while the third row folds out of the way for cargo. Chery claims 10 permutations for allocating 2,525 liters of space on the cargo extreme or an all-humanoid capacity of seven.

With all that space, there is no denying the V2’s multipurpose role. Plastic surfaces are heavy duty and storage space is spartan. Dashboard and ceiling air-conditioning is up to the task, even with all that panoramic glazing. To save space, the sliding doors have sliding windows. With such big driver and co-driver’s door windows, the top bit of the glass panes remain above the cut-line when fully retracted, reminiscent of heavy-duty cab over trucks.

Like all Cherys, the V2 Riich comes with a fuel consumption meter along with a digital clock and daily mileage counter. The light switch arrangement is a unique dash-mounted thumb-wheel that turns the park and headlights on while the indicator stalk twist head turns on the auxiliary driving lamps.

On the go, there’s no denying that one is driving a van as the 82ps, Euro 4 compliant Austrian-designed ACTECO 1.3 16-valve engine driving the front transaxle needs to be plowed to get things moving. But modern gas flow metering of the intake/exhaust allow for hard and quick breathing closer to the 5,500 rpm red-line. Like a commercial vehicle, the gearbox demands deliberation and timing to avoid gear crunching shifts, but the clutch pedal and steering wheel effort is compact car light.

Chery cars have come to define their ride characteristic as on the soft side of supple, quite the polar opposite of a Korean car. The added mass of the V2 Riich means the ride is tamed by the sheer mass riding on a rear rigid axle with leaf springs. The front McPherson struts are not subject to wander as the tall and boxy V2 passes the wind wake of taller dump trucks on the expressway.

Make no mistake: though the V2 has an unusual stance, it straddles the micro (Suzuki Bravo) and subcompact (Avanza and Livina) van segments. The Riich can manage 12.82km/liter on an easy cruise on the NLEX EC-Tag lane. Top speed of over 150km/h is reached at a raucous 5,600 rpm redline. At 1,220 kgs, it weighs 380 kgs more, is 200 mm wider and 785 mm longer than the common Suzuki micro vans and their numerous variants. Among its Chinese made rivals, only the Chana CM8 possess the sliding rear doors and tail gate.

Small vans like these are the backbone of the growing small and medium-scale enterprise market in fast-growing emerging economies. In Asia — China and India in particular — vehicles made by Suzuki’s numerous joint ventures (and Daihatsu in the case of China) have been instrumental in making the new Asian middle class move up from two wheels to four. And all across the bumpy roads of these growing economies, one will find strangely branded derivatives.

It’s a given that the most space efficient shape is a box. But almost all vans are shaped like so. Judging by its unusual shape, the V2 does draw stares and drops jaws. The last time I got stared at like this was when I was driving a 2000 Toyota Echo Verso — another one of those unconventional shapes that is appreciated only in continental Europe. And the first time I stared at something like this was in the early ’90s with the Nissan S-Cargo, a microvan with a high roof and an outline of an escargot.

If looking at the Riich is not to your liking, the view from inside the very, very spacious interior will change your feelings.


THINK of all the space inside


http://www.bworldonline.com/BW120308/content.php?id=111
 
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