Chery, Uruguay Firm to Build Bulletproof Cars

Chery, always mindful of the the-dictator-on-a-budget demographic, has teamed up with Uruguay-based Bognor Automotive Manufacture and Assembly based on the Chinese automaker's Eastar midsizer. Uruguay's most famous vehicle, of course, was the Hillman Avengermino, sold as the Dodge 1500 pickup, which reputedly had a… » 3/13/07 3:45pm 3/13/07 3:45pm

It's Official Unless China Says It's Not: Chery To Make Itty-Bitty Cars…

This deal's been in the works for what seems like forever. We'd even heard the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid was all set to go in October of this past year, but held off for "political reasons." So it's really no surprise that the deals' done — the DaimlerChrysler supervisory board's approved the… » 2/27/07 9:57am 2/27/07 9:57am

Chrysler Would Prefer A Chery-Flavored Hornet Rather Than Plain Chery

Negotiations have been going on for around a month between Chery and the Chrysler Group over what b-segment car the folks at Chery may build for the less-than-equal side of the "merger of equals." AutoWeek's reporting the folks at the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid are a bit concerned over the quality… » 2/20/07 10:46am 2/20/07 10:46am

General Motors Provides "No Comment" On Chrysler Acquisition Rumors

We decided to call one of GM's masters of PR to ask about these rumors of a General Motors / Chrysler combination, but instead of providing a strong denial to the rumors begun early this morning, our sources at the General are doing nothing but claim "no comment." Not a "that's utterly preposterous" or even a… » 2/14/07 2:01pm 2/14/07 2:01pm

Every New Morning: Bricklin's China Plan Changes Again

If one thinks about it, the only truly great thing Malcolm Bricklin ever did was bring Subarus to America. Other than that, Yugo? The Bricklin? Entirely amusing vehicles, but only if other people own them. So who really expected his venture with Chery to succeed? Well, we kind of did. At least for a while. But now… » 11/20/06 5:00pm 11/20/06 5:00pm

Chrysler Boss: Company Even Closer to Choosing China's Chery to Build…

According to Automotive News. Chrysler's about as close to picking China's Chery Automobile to build its new subcompact model as it can be without actually, say, selecting them. The group's CEO Tom LaSorda told reporters in Beijing (hmm) that the car — a ~$14,000 model likely based on the Hornet Concept shown at this… » 11/17/06 12:42pm 11/17/06 12:42pm

Chery to Build QQ, Tiggo in Uraguay

Chinese automaker Chery has teamed up with Argentine groupe Socma to build two models in Uraguay, presaging the invasion of the Sinomobiles in North America. The venture includes building both the QQ and the Tiggo SUV. The venture will be 51% backed by Chery, and the company with sell the South American-built models… » 11/16/06 2:00pm 11/16/06 2:00pm

China's Hybrid Race: Chery to Show Hybrid at Beijing Show, Others to…

Will the third Sino-Japanese war be over hybrid cars? China's Chery Automobile just announced plans to show off its first hybrid car at the Auto China 2006 show in Beijing next week. While it's unclear if the system's been developed in house, or if it's a product of UK engineering firm Ricardo (as a report last year … » 11/14/06 7:43am 11/14/06 7:43am

A Chinese Bee: Chery to Build Dodge Hornet?

Will the Dodge Hornet be made in China? Automotive News reports today that DaimlerChrysler is in "late-stage negotiations" with China's Chery Motors to build a new small car for export, a car most believe will be one based on the Hornet concept (pictured) DCX showed in Geneva earlier this year. DaimlerChrysler… » 10/03/06 11:30am 10/03/06 11:30am

Bricklin's First?: Chery Crossover Unveiled in China

China's Chery motors last week uncovered the car many say will be its first US-bound export — the V525 crossover. It's the latest incarnation of an MPV-style car entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin has said his Visionary Vehicles company will import to the US beginning in 2007. The V525 was reportedly developed with a dream… » 6/05/06 9:35am 6/05/06 9:35am

Chrysler Considering Chinese Chery-Built Model for Global Markets?

Wha-oh. Is Chrysler getting ready to tap into the People's Most Cheap-Labor Market? That's the story coming from Automotive News, which reports Chrysler may be considering China's Chery Automobile to assembly a "small-car entry for global markets," according to supplier sources. No word on whether we'll see the cars… » 5/08/06 10:12am 5/08/06 10:12am

Swank Connecticut Dealer to Sell Bricklin's Cherys

Malcolm Bricklin's bid to bring the first Chinese-built cars to the US has been the object of both scorn and derision. (C'mon, we kid the Malclolm.) Actually, if his Visionary Vehicles venture keeps signing up northeastern dealer heavyweights like Bob Ciasulli and Miller Motorcars — a dealer of Aston Martins, Ferraris… » 3/21/06 9:52am 3/21/06 9:52am

Big Dealer Says 'Woohoo!' About Wuhu: Ciasuilli Stoked on…

Tim Ciasulli, CEO of Planet Honda and head of the Visionary Vehicles Dealer Board is way stoked. Completely, utterly and totally stoked. Stoked the point of irrational stokedom, in fact. As the head of a a family-owned dealership chain which has sold nearly a million cars, he claims he's never seen an opportunity as… » 12/01/05 2:10pm 12/01/05 2:10pm

Chery to Bricklin: Don't Bogart the Cash, Mal

Visionary Vehicles has run into another snag when it comes to bringing Chinese cars to the slavering American masses. Apparently, Bricklin and co. offered two hundred mil in seed money to Chery Automobile to get the ball rolling on development of an American-spec vehicle. Thus far, Visionary's been unable to raise the… » 11/02/05 12:05am 11/02/05 12:05am