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Chery Automobile (English pronunciation: [ˈʃɛɹiː]) (simplified Chinese: 奇瑞汽车; traditional Chinese: 奇瑞汽車; pinyin: Qíruì Qìchē) is an automobile manufacturer in China. The intended English transliteration of "Qíruì" was "Cheery", but it was transliterated as "Chery" by mistake, and the company decided to retain the originally-errorneous transliteration.

It is owned by the local government of Wuhu (but is scheduled to be privatized), and sold about 381,000 vehicles in 2007. It is the largest independent Chinese auto manufacturer and one of the fastest growing automakers in the world.

History

Early years

Chery was founded in 1997 to prop up the economy of Wuhu, a region of China that has received little industrial development in 1995. Its first factory used machines and engine technology purchased from Ford Europe for US$25 million. It began auto production in 1999 using a licenced chassis from SEAT's Toledo.

  • 2007: 427,882
  • Models

    Out of production

    • 1999–2006 Fulwin/Windcloud (风云) (codename A11) — 1.6L sedan

    In production

    • 2003– QQ3 (codename S11) — 0.8L & 1.1L city car
    • 2003– Cowin (旗云) (codename A15) — 1.5L 1.6L sedan
    • 2003– Eastar (东方之子) (codename B11) — mid-size sedan
    • 2005– Tiggo (瑞虎) (codename T11) — 1.6L & 2.0L & 2.4L compact SUV
    • 2006– A5 (codename A21) — 1.5L, 1.6L & 2.0L sedan
    • 2006– V5 (codename B14) — 1.8L, 2.0L & 2.4L minivan
    • 2006- QQ6 (codename S21) — 1.1L & 1.3L city car
    • 2006- Karry a small panel van.
    • 2007- A1 (codename S12) - 1.2L 1.3L city car
    • 2008- A3 (codename M11) - 1.6L 1.8L city car

    Upcoming models

    • 2006- codename S22
    • 2007- codename T15
    • 2007- codename B12
    • 2007- codename S16
    • 2007- codename B13
    • 2008- codename M14
    • 2008- codename P12
    • 2008- codename F11
    • 2008- codename B22

    List of all Chery cars

    Source: Wikipedia

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