Chery for sale in the Philippines
Chery is a Chinese brand of automobiles which has its headquarters in Anhui, China. The company, which started in 1997, is primarily state-owned and has a wide range of vehicles from passenger cars to SUVs and minivans. Other brands marketed under Chery are Karry, Rely and Rich. Today, the company only uses Chery to market its passenger cars and Karry its commercial vehicle division.
Since 2003, Chery has been China’s largest car exporter, with 25 percent of its average output of 590,000 units designated for export. Chery’s logo resembles that of an upright triangle enclosed in an oblong. This, however, is a pinyin transcription of its Chinese equivalent, Qirui.
In 2010, the automotive company became the 7th largest manufacturer of vehicles in China selling nearly 700,000 units. In 2012, Tata Motors and Chery reached an agreement to produce Jaguar Land Rover models in China.
Technology and innovation
Chery began its automobile production in 1999; two years after the Anhui province government established it. The company quickly sold nearly 30,000 units of the Chery Fengyun, its first car to be marketed. After a few years, Chery formed ventures with foreign car manufacturers such as SAIC and Nissan.
CHERY claims that it gets its latest technological innovations from the so called “Dream Team”- top engineers from renowned international carmakers Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The brand currently has 20 existing models created with safety features, eco-friendliness, and energy-saving concepts in mind.
Popular Chery models
The Chery QQ is a 5-door, 5-seater subcompact mini car that comes with a 5-speed manual or EZ-drive semi-automatic transmission. It has two power plant options: a 0.8 liter inline-3 and a 1.1 liter inline 4; both runs on gasoline.
The Chery Tiggo is a 4-door, 7-seater compact crossover (CUV) with a wagon type body. This vehicle has different displacement variants of its inline-4 gasoline engine from a 1.6 liter up to a 2.4 liter. It closely resembles the Toyota RAV4.
As one of the most versatile cars in its Chinese manufacturer’s fleet, the Chery Rich has combined ergonomic design with an affordable price. This 4-door minivan can seat eight people.
Entering the compact segment fray, the Chery E5 is one of the few Chinese made cars that has dared to enter the Japanese dominated segment. The E5 comes with a 107 bhp 1.5 liter gasoline engine. This 4-door saloon was first manufactured in 2012.
Completing the CHERY line up are: the subcompact hatchback the Chery QQ3, the Chery Fulwin station wagon, the passenger van the Chery Q22L, the mobile Chery Q22 Ambulance, and the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) the Chery Q22B.
Availability in the Philippines
CHERY Cars Philippines is the official importer and distributor of CHERY products in the country. Their main office is located at E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. corner J. Crus St., Brgy. Ugong, C5 Road, Pasig City.
Interesting facts about Chery
Just recently, Chery Cars Philippines unveiled plans to establish a P4.5 billion assembly plant in the country in three years time.