Chinese automakers have had a heck of a time trying to crack the crowded European vehicle market, but Chery is hoping to change that in a few years. Automotive News reports that Chery is hoping to take up shop in Europe sometime after 2015.
Chery Deputy General Manager Lu Jianhui reportedly provided the 2015 timeline as the planned date to offer the brand in Europe, but added "we are still focusing on Russia and South America, among others, as our major export markets." Chery is already moving a lot of metal in those emerging markets, with a planned 180,000 vehicles for export in 2011. The automaker hopes to bump that sum closer to one million vehicles before the decade is out.

The 2015 timeline comes after news of a joint venture between Chery and Israel Corp to build three vehicles. The 1.5-billion-euro project would result in vehicles to be sold in China, followed by European sales one year later.


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      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's Infiniti's logo with the chinese pronunciation of "Chevy," and all they make are 100% ripoffs of undesirable cars like the previous generation corolla, a few late-'90s Fiats, and other cars that serve as accordions in crash tests. Hopefully anyone stupid enough in Europe to buy a chinese car gets into a head on collision. We definitely need those kinds of people out of the gene pool.
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Korea was mocked - now its cars are legit. Same with China. They'll be ahead of GM quality in 8 years.
          hypermiler
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          @ breakfastburrito > Same with China. It's not the same with China. Local brands control 95% of Korean domestic auto market, even with German cars and now American cars being imported at 0% tariff thanks to FTAs with the US and EU. Foreign brands control 65% of China's domestic auto market and the foreign share is rising against Chinese brand makers. Hence the Chinese automakers cannot even compete against foreign brands in their home market.
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          Maybe you'll buy one and then find out how it feels to be the crumple zone for the car.
        Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        the Chinese pronunciation of Chevy sounds nothing like Cherry. Not even slightly. Chevrolet is pronounced with an Sh type sound in Chinese whereas Cherry is pronounced like a Ch sound. Quit making up stupid lies.
      angrysquirrel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that's pretty much just Infinity's logo.
      mylz
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not good news at all. As long as Obama does not get reelected then we wont have to worry about our president ******* China's dick and bring their junk here. hyundai/kia can keep that role thank you very much
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mylz
        Are you serious? You're going to throw a political wrench in this? Both parties have sold this country out, and if you're that blind that you think a Repub president will do any different than Obama, then you've got some life lessons to learn. I predict that regardless of who's elected, sadly, we'll see crap Chinese vehicles here within the next 20 years.
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry, you guys are not welcomed here.
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yadda, yadda, yadda--when it happens, I'll believe it.
      hypermiler
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chery will go to Europe, and then get out of it fast like Brilliance and Landwind. MG is still struggling in UK selling like 200 cars a month in spite of MG models being of much higher quality than Chery's models and MG brand having UK origin, so Chery stands no chance of success in western Europe. A preview of Chery's European launch in Australia. Chery bombs in car safety ratings : http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/chinese-chery-bombs-in-car-safety-ratings/story-e6frea6u-1226159566784
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Eddie
      • 3 Years Ago
      good luck
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