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    Report: Chery hires Porsche's Saracoglu as new head of design studio in Shanghai
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    The eastward migration of automotive designers bearing European pedigrees continues with Chery Automobile reportedly hiring former Porsche stylist Hakan Saracoglu. The move comes almost a year after Chery hired James Hope from the General Motors Exterior Design Studio in Russelsheim, Germany to be ...

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    Study: China still 10 years away from globally competitive car company
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    It may be a spell before Chinese automakers are capable of turning out a globally competitive vehicle. That's the findings of a sprawling 200 page report by Bernstein Research. The group went through the trouble of purchasing two Chinese-made cars, importing them to Europe and disassembling them ...

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    Official: This is the Qoros GQ3
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    We've been calling it the C11, but the new compact sedan from Qoros – the Sino-Israeli joint venture car company – has officially been dubbed GQ3. To be revealed at next year's Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in China in the second half of of 2013, the GQ3 is a C-segment sedan ...

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    Report: Former GM engineer found guilty of trying to sell trade secrets
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    After an almost month-long trial, former General Motors engineer Shanshan Du and her husband, Yu Qin, were convicted Sunday of stealing hybrid vehicle trade secrets from the automaker. Qin was convicted on seven counts, while Du was convicted of three trade-secret counts but acquitted of wire ...

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    Report: Jaguar Land Rover and Chery investing in Chinese plant
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    While the European auto market for Jaguar and Land Rover is waning, Chinese car buyers can't get enough of the British marques. To meet that demand, Tata Motors, parent company of Jag and Land Rover, is partnering with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. The two announced plans to invest ...

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    Official: New Chinese carmaker Qoros set for 2013 Geneva Motor Show debut
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    Qoros, the Chinese carmaker that's a joint venture between Chery Automotive and Israel Corporation, has released a couple of teaser images of the small sedan it has planned for next year's Geneva Motor Show. Qoros, a play on the word "chorus," is already almost six years old, and unlike other ...

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    Report: Chinese automakers hope to boost exports
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    We've heard for years that Chinese automakers hoped one day to export their wares to the United States. Ironically, the global economic slowdown could be what gives the Chinese incentive to finally make it happen. Chinese automakers ramped up production capacity to meet surging demand at home ...

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    Report: Chery to (finally) invade Europe after 2015
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    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 ...

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    Chery reportedly researching Wankel engines for extended-range EVs
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    Mazda isn't the only company out there working on the next-generation rotary engine. According to China Car Times, Chery is also dabbling in Wankel technology. The company isn't so much interested in bringing non-piston love to The People's Republic so much as they are finding a more efficient way ...

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    Norster 600R is a Finnish designed, Chinese built, British Frogeye throwback
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    Norster 600R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There were plenty of reasons to love the Austin-Healey Sprite. Besides being super affordable when they debuted, the Sprite was light and capable of out-handling high-dollar sports cars of the era, not to mention the plucky British ...

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    Chery and Fiat put alliance talks on hold
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    The global economic recession has officially slowed Fiat's Big Love-style partnerships, as the Italian automaker's deal with Chery to produce models for the Chinese market has been put on hold. In August 2007, the two companies agreed on a 50/50 joint venture to produce 175,000 vehicles per year ...

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    REPORT: Chinese government approves of Chery's bid to purchase Volvo
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    If, like us, you've been following the Volvo saga pretty closely, you'll remember that several Chinese companies are considered to be among the top bidders for the Swedish automaker when Ford officially opens the bidding. Although Geely has said they aren't interested, that didn't rule out other ...

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    Spy Shots: Chery A6 Coupe spotted near Lotus Headquarters
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    Chery, the Chinese automaker with a sweet-sounding name, is serious about entering the European market as quickly as possible.Proof of such can be seen in the A6 Coupe (we're sure Audi's lawyers are keeping tabs on this one too), which has recently been spotted testing near Lotus' corporate ...

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    Chery to launch S16 "mini sedan"
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    The Chery S16 is called a sedan even though it only has two doors, a hatchback, what appears to be zero rear headroom, and is about 22 inches shorter than a Chevy Aveo. From the front, the styling conjures words like "bizarre" and "Picasso" and "flounder," but -- and perhaps it is the hour -- we ...

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    Spy Shots: Chery Tiggo5 takes aim at X5, Touareg
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    Chery's supposed lack of money hasn't stopped it from going ahead with its multi-model Tiggo SUV rollout. The Tiggo3 -- which looks much like a RAV4 -- has done well for Chery, so now it's preparing the Tiggo5 and Tiggo6.The Tiggo5 is expected to do battle with the VW Touareg and BMW X5 (and by ...

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    GM releases turbo upgrade kit for Solstice GXP, Sky Redline and HHR SS
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Chevy HHR SS
    The Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline, and Chevrolet HHR SS are plenty of fun with 260 horsepower underfoot, and we can only imagine that the joy quotient increases as power improves. General Motors' performance division knows as ...

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    Chrysler and Chery quit talking about small car
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    Well, crap. For all of us who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Chinese-built Dodge Demon or the Chinese-built Dodge Hornet or the Chrysler-badged, Chinese-built Chery A1, fugetaboutit. It's officially not happening. Mike Manley, Chrysler's executive vice president of international sales and ...

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    Chrysler's deal with Chery on hold
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    It may be time to stop holding your breath. The planned deal between Chrysler LLC and the Chery Automobile Company to bring a Chrysler-badged Chery to our shores seems to be completely over... no, really this time. While there was nothing inherently wrong with the concept of importing the small ...

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    Chery to begin production of budget hybrid this year
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    As it currently stands, gas in China costs about half what it does in most other countries, and the government spends billions to keep it that way. This being the case, expensive hybrids like the Toyota Prius don't sell in very large numbers. Still, there are a number of analysts who predict that ...

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    Happy (Chery) Eastar!
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    Click above for Chery Eastar convertible galleryIn case you were jonesing for a dose of weirdness from the Chinese auto industry today, Chery has complied. Behold the Chery Eastar convertible. China Car Times' headline asks, "The thinking man's Bentley?" Perhaps, if said man is doing his thinking ...

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