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Chery committed to Australia despite sales slide

Chery remains committed to the Australian market despite its sales falling hard this year. The Chinese car maker, which is distributed across the country by Ateco Automotive, sold just 461 vehicles to the end of August – down 33 per cent compared with the same time in 2013...

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2014 Chery J11: pricing and details
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2014 Chery J11: pricing and details

The Chery J11 compact SUV has been updated for 2014, with a new look, more equipment, a new more efficient engine and revised pricing. The Chinese-made Chery compact SUV boasts a more modern front-end design with revised headlights including integrated LEDs, a new chrome-lined grille and a more streamlined front bumper...


Chery J3 gets more power, adds auto and cruise from $15,990 driveway
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Chery J3 gets more power, adds auto and cruise from $15,990 driveway

The Chery J3 small hatchback has been lightly upgraded with standard stability control, a more powerful engine and the availability of an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the first time...


Chery J1, Great Wall X240, Suzuki Jimny forced out by new ESC laws
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Chery J1, Great Wall X240, Suzuki Jimny forced out by new ESC laws

The $9990 Chery J1 and fellow Chinese import, the Great Wall X240, have been forced out of the Australian market after failing to comply with new mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) laws. The law, which mandates that ESC must be fitted to all new passenger vehicles sold from November 1, has also led to the discontinuation of the Suzuki Jimny, which has been on sale in its current generation since 1998...


Chery Alpha 7 concept previews new Chinese small sedan
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Chery Alpha 7 concept previews new Chinese small sedan

The Chery Alpha 7 concept has been previewed ahead of its unveiling at this weekend's Shanghai auto show. The Chery Alpha 7 concept debuts a new design language for the Chinese manufacturer, sporting an attractive headlight and front grille design and tight Euro-inspired lines...


Chery Beta 5: compact SUV concept teased
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Chery Beta 5: compact SUV concept teased

The first official images of the Chery Beta 5 concept have been released ahead of its debut at this week's Shanghai auto show. Reportedly based on the same underpinnings as the Chinese manufacturer's Tiggo 5 SUV, UK magazine Autocar says the Chery Beta 5 will introduce more luxurious and contemporary styling to the line-up when it enters production in 2015...


Chery prices could fall below $9990
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Chery prices could fall below $9990

The importer of Chinese brand Chery says its next generation of small cars could be even cheaper than its current crop – despite the Chery J1 already retailing as the cheapest car on the Australian market. Ateco Automotive's general manager of new ventures, Dinesh Chinappa, says the local importer is currently discussing the potential for the J1 sub-light hatch's replacement...


Former Porsche designer to help redefine Chery
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Former Porsche designer to help redefine Chery

Chinese car maker Chery has appointed a former Porsche designer to oversee its future vehicle styling direction as it attempts to boost its image and credibility over the coming years...


Chery J3 Review
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Chery J3 Review

China's Chery J3 is the size of a Corolla but priced lower than a Yaris. We find out if that makes it good value.

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Chery J1 price cut to below $10,000
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Chery J1 price cut to below $10,000

The price of the Chinese-built Chery J1 has been cut to $9990 driveaway, making it the first passenger car in 15 years to be available for less than $10K. Chery has slashed $1000 from the five-door J1 city car (above) and $2000 from the larger J3 hatchback (below) – now $12,990 driveaway – as it aims to turn around dismal 2012 sales...


Jaguar Land Rover seals Chinese joint venture deal with Chery
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Jaguar Land Rover seals Chinese joint venture deal with Chery

Jaguar Land Rover has cemented its place in its fastest-growing market after it officially laid the foundation stone for a new manufacturing plant in China it will share in a joint venture with Chery Automobile. The plant will be built near Shanghai by 2014 and forms part of a $1...


China's Great Wall, Chery hit by 23,000-vehicle asbestos recall
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China's Great Wall, Chery hit by 23,000-vehicle asbestos recall

Almost 24,000 low-cost Chinese vehicles produced by Chery and Great Wall have been recalled in Australia after the cars' engine and exhaust gaskets were found to contain asbestos. The recall affects approximately 21,500 Great Wall SA220, V200 and V240 utes, and X200 and X240 SUVs, as well as around 550 Chery J3 hatchbacks and 1700 J11 SUVs...


Jaguar Land Rover and Chery agree to joint venture in China
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Jaguar Land Rover and Chery agree to joint venture in China

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Chery Automobile Company Ltd will form a joint venture to manufacturer cars in China and work together on research and development of future vehicles. The proposed joint venture, which is still to be officially signed off by Chinese authorities, includes the production of JLR- and joint venture-branded vehicles, engine manufacturing, vehicle distribution, and the establishment of a new R&D facility in China...


Chery J11 scores two-star ANCAP safety rating: Least safe new SUV in Australia
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Chery J11 scores two-star ANCAP safety rating: Least safe new SUV in Australia

The Chery J11 has achieved one of the worst crash test results in recent years, with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) handing the Chinese-built SUV a lowly two-star rating. The two-star result is the poorest rating for any vehicle other than a light commercial vehicle, and puts the J11 on par with the cut-price Mahindra Pik-Up and the Great Wall V240 utilities...


Chery J3 on sale in Australia, full specifications confirmed
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Chery J3 on sale in Australia, full specifications confirmed

The Chery J3 has been launched in Australia, becoming one of the cheapest small cars on the market. Priced from just $14,990 driveaway, the Chinese-built J3 undercuts the most popular cars in the small class by around $5000, while offering a list of standard features vehicles worth twice the price find difficult to match...