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Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we've got reports from ScarbsF1, TTAC and Yahoo! Autos. » 6/06/13 6:00pm 6/06/13 6:00pm

China's Chery Imports An Ex-Porsche Designer To Design Their Cars

Chinese carmaker Chery, perhaps best known for their Matiz-aping QQ minicar, has decided to cut the middleman from the process of designing cars that look like existing cars and went ahead and hired a designer from a company well-known for design, Porsche. » 2/25/13 3:59pm 2/25/13 3:59pm

Ex-GM Worker Accused Of Stealing Hybrid Secrets, Selling To China

A laid-off GM employee has been accused of stealing hybrid technology research from the company and passing it, via her husband, to Chinese automaker Chery. GM values the information at $40 million. That's one hell of a severance package. [Freep/AP] » 7/22/10 2:00pm 7/22/10 2:00pm

Chinese Carmakers Prepping For 2010 Dakar Rally

Given never ending concerns over Chinese quality, completing the punishing cross-continental Dakar Rally could send the right message. Both Greatwall and Geely are planning to enter the race as a proof-of-competency in vehicles that at least look like Pajeros. [ChinaCarTimes] » 11/06/09 10:00am 11/06/09 10:00am

Chery-Chrysler Joint Venture Dissolved, Dodge Hornet Gets Stung?

According to Auto Sohu and China Car Times the joint venture between Chrysler and Chery has been dissolved before it was even consummated. What happens to the Dodge Hornet concept? » 12/10/08 1:00pm 12/10/08 1:00pm

The Chery Eastar Convertible Drops Four-Door Top At Guangzhou

When the four-door Chery Eastar Convertible » 11/21/08 2:30pm 11/21/08 2:30pm first hit the net we weren't sure if it was a one-off custom or a hint to something to come. Now it seems that all of our greatest hopes have been realized as the same vehicle seems to be sitting on the floor of the . These closeup shots show off some interesting features,…

Chery Eastar Convertible, Cheapest Four-Door Convertible On Earth,…

By removing its B-pillar and extending its wheelbase, Chery hopes to make its mid-size Eastar sedan the last word in four-door convertible luxury. Little else is known about the vehicle, other than that it may be equipped with Chery’s patented FlexFrame™ ride improvement system. It's not known when the Chery Eastar… » 9/02/08 2:20pm 9/02/08 2:20pm

Vehicle Sales In China Down 18% In July

China Car Times » 8/26/08 1:00pm 8/26/08 1:00pm is reporting that vehicle sales in China were off 18% in July, compared to June. Big winners were General Motors' Chinese partner, , and Volkswagen's , along with home-market automaker Guangzhou. All other manufacturers, including Beijing Hyundai, Chery Auto and the Dongfeng-PSA Peugeot-Citroen…

Chery To Volvo: Let's Roll

Reports from China indicate that Chery is trying to raise the capital necessary (about $4.4 billion) to purchase Volvo, despite industry experts doubting the possibility of such a takeover. The purchase would be a major coup for the Chinese auto industry, since Volvo would represent the first major Western brand to be… » 7/08/08 5:00pm 7/08/08 5:00pm

Chery Making Out-Of-Scale Kei Vans?

We just came across a set of new spy shots of what appears to be an as-of-yet-unknown new Chery van which to us looks a whole lot like a plus-size kei-type van. Aside from noting the dude smoking a cigarette in the drivers seat and — is that toilet paper on the dash? Whatever, we've got nothing on this one. As you may… » 5/30/08 9:40am 5/30/08 9:40am

Dodge Breeze, The Chinese Dodge, Spotted In Detroit

We've been waiting for the front of an orange Dodge Breeze, which is the fruit of the Chrysler-Chery deal, ever since we saw the rear of the car in March. Based on the Chery A1, according to the good people at Automotive News this Chinese-built Dodge is supposed to be for the Mexican market only. Thankfully, someone… » 5/15/08 1:40pm 5/15/08 1:40pm

Detroit Auto Show: Dodge Demon to be Based on Chinese Chery

Chrysler has announced that the production version of the Dodge Demon concept will be based on a front-wheel drive Chery platform. Chrysler is already planning a b-segment Chery based compact for 2009, expect the Demon to follow a year or two later. [Via eGM CarTech] » 1/14/08 4:00pm 1/14/08 4:00pm

Chery Auto to Move Slooooooowly Into US

Chinese automaker Chery is ready to move into the country, but at their own pace. You can't rush it. It'll happen. They promise. Speaking at a J.D. Power and Associates forum, Chery General Manager Lin Zhang said "To be honest, we don't have a definite timetable yet for entering the U.S. Market." The plan is to have… » 11/16/07 11:00am 11/16/07 11:00am

Chinese Automakers Go After African Car Market


So what do you do when you can't face the regulatory and marketing hurdles of the US market, but you still want to sell as many of your cheaply manufactured vehicles as possible? Why, you head right on over to Africa like Great Wall Motor Co and take over the European automakers dumping ground for used vehicles.… » 8/28/07 9:45am 8/28/07 9:45am

The always-safety-first Russians are looking to Chery to pull the Amulet from the Russian market after it folds up in Russian crash test. Wethinks perhaps there's something more behind this. [Detroit News] » 8/09/07 9:15am 8/09/07 9:15am

Fiat Announces A Chery-Flavored Deal To Build Cars For China Market

As it looks to continue to expand international sales, it looks like Alfa Romeo doesn't just have its eyes set on the US market. Big boss car-maker Fiat's just announced a deal with Chinese automaker Chery to build both Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles for sale in China. Fiat and Chery said today they intend to produce… » 8/07/07 11:45am 8/07/07 11:45am

ArvinMeritor gets itself into a chassis venture with "Cherry." We were going to ignore the Detroit News misspelling of "Chery" but it was the only interesting thing about this article. [Detroit News] » 7/24/07 12:15pm 7/24/07 12:15pm

No Chery-Flavor For Cerberus-Owned Chrysler?

We've just heard the Chinese automaker Chery's halting the deal with DaimlerChrysler to build Chrysler-brand vehicles (like the horny li'l hornet) until they get a chance to talk to the three-headed dog that's soon to be owning the automaker. According to the AP: » 5/21/07 2:00pm 5/21/07 2:00pm

Obviously Zhang has been living in a hole in the…

Shanghai Auto Show: Chery Shooting Sport Concept

China's Chery motors is showing off its version of the nouveau shooting brake ideal, most recently recast by Audi in 2005 with its, ahem, Shooting Brake Concept. Chery's version, the Shooting Sport, is somewhat more of a hatchback than a traditional English breakfast shooting brake. It'll make its debut at the… » 4/17/07 8:10am 4/17/07 8:10am