Chery

Have I missed something or did Chery just changed its name to “Visionary ” for the US market???

Whatever they call it, these claims are still pretty amazing.
Both the SUV and the Mid size car above are said to offer all wheel drive, a V6, 6 speed, all for $19 000!
The drawings look great. Both designs are from Bertone Studio in Italy.

I guess we’ll see when the cars actually get here. Then we’ll wait even more to see how reliable they are…

If they can deliver, I say more power to them.
But it also raises the question about unfair competition. This Chinese company is government owned. The get billions from the Chinese government, and don’t really care about making a profit, yet.

They are after market share, and China is paying for it.

Our private companies will have atough time competing with this…

Conversation 21 comments

  1. Nice Drawings… If they can get them out looking like those, they’ll be better off than where Kia or Hyundi started off.

  2. A low entry price will certainly get attention but this market is very unforgiving if you can’t deliver on quality.

    Let’s get real for a minute. The Chinese are still at least five to seven years away from offering the level of quality, fit and finish and reliability that the Japanese or even the Koreans currently offer.

    Jac

  3. A few drawings are still a long way from execution of a final product.

    Still, people used to consider Japanese products cheap and inferior. Look where they are now.

  4. GM Prevails Bricklin’s Visionary Vehicles Will Not Use “Chery” Name in US

    2006 Chery(But Not in U.S.)

    DETROIT September 20, 2005; Poornima Gupta writing for Reuters reported that Visionary Vehicles founder Malcolm Bricklin said on Tuesday that he will not market cars from Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. in the United States under the Chery name because of objections from General Motors Corp.

    GM has threatened legal action if Bricklin uses the brand name “Chery” to bring in Chinese-made cars and trucks to the U.S. market. The world’s largest automaker says that “Chery” sounds too similar to its “Chevy” brand, short for Chevrolet.

    “They win,” Bricklin said at the Reuters Autos Summit in Detroit.

    “The last thing I need is to have 250 signs taken down,” Bricklin said. “I can’t afford to even gamble.”

    Bricklin’s privately held Visionary Vehicles has signed a deal with China’s Chery with the goal of selling 250,000 Chery vehicles in the first year and eventually one million units annually.

    Bricklin said he is now considering using the Visionary Vehicles name to market the cars. The first five models will be designed as low-cost luxury cars that will retail for $19,000 to $25,000.

    “We haven’t decided yet,” he added.

    Bricklin also said the launch of the cars could be delayed by a few months because of changes in product specifications.

    The cars would now hit the U.S. market in the summer of 2007, he said. The previous target was January 2007.

    “It’s ambitious … it absolutely could get delayed,” Bricklin said.

    The man best known for importing the cheap Yugo hatchback into the United States in 1980s said he has signed on 30 dealers to sell the Chinese-built cars and has 163 others in the pipeline.

    New York-based Visionary Vehicles has plans to open 250 dealerships around the country.

  5. ..well, it won’t quite be so easy. There are anti-dumping laws and the WTO, World Trade Organization, has strict and specific rules governing government assitance to manufacturers. Boeing and Airbus are currently locked in court over Boeing’s claim that Airbus recieves capital from European governments (subsidy) and Airbus claims that Boeing governmental contracts count as subsidy.

    Chery, or whatever Malcom calls it, will have serious hurdles to face regarding these issues and will likely face steep tariffs depebnding how much the US thinks they can legally get away with in international courts.

    Don’t just expect such massive businesses as automobile manufacturers to just roll over and expose their belly. Ther will be serious lobbying and many lawsuits will need to be settled before we see Chery as a serious competitor.

  6. ..well, it won’t quite be so easy. There are anti-dumping laws and the WTO, World Trade Organization, has strict and specific rules governing government assitance to manufacturers. Boeing and Airbus are currently locked in court over Boeing’s claim that Airbus recieves capital from European governments (subsidy) and Airbus claims that Boeing governmental contracts count as subsidy.

    Chery, or whatever Malcom calls it, will have serious hurdles to face regarding these issues and will likely face steep tariffs depebnding how much the US thinks they can legally get away with in international courts.

    Don’t just expect such massive businesses as automobile manufacturers to just roll over and expose their belly. Ther will be serious lobbying and many lawsuits will need to be settled before we see Chery as a serious competitor.

  7. Communist-owned company? Since when is China communist? Get with the 21st century. Protectionism is what destroying our US industries. We should embrace the competition and hope Ford & GM look within to learn and resolve issues of costing, quality and reliability.

    As for tariffs, don’t forget GM and Ford sells cars in China. Whatever our gov’t tries to do, China can do the same, and GM knows China is an important market.

    Oh yeah, PT Barnum said…“If I shoot at the sun I may hit a star”

  8. The People’s Republic of China (PRC; Simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国, Traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó listen ▶ (help·info)), commonly referred to as China, is a state in East Asia. Since its founding in 1949, it has been led by the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is often termed a communist state in the West.

    I guess since 1949.

    Actually whatever the chinese Govt can do US government won’t do actually. That would be dramatically undervalue the dollar to boost exports, much like the japanese have done the last 50 years and the chinese are currently doing.

    Get educated.

  9. Again, get with the 21st century…

    “Market socialism” is an economic system in which the means of production are owned either by the state or by cooperatives, and that production and distribution of goods is not centrally planned but mediated through a price mechanism similar to that of the market, but set by a government agency. Its central idea is that the free market is fully compatible with collective worker ownership over the means of production — which is one of the fundamental principles of socialism.

    It is yourself who needs re-education…

  10. I’d like to bring up the design of these cars. Amazing. They’re sharp looking, and like about 15 cars mashed together. The sedan has Scion tC-style headlamps, Saturn Aura-style tailights, Audi-esqu grill, and the Mazda RX-8-like fenders flares / vents

    What a great combination.

  11. In modern usage, the term Communism (written with a capital C) is applied to the movement that aims to overthrow the capitalist order by revolutionary means and to establish a classless society in which all goods will be socially owned. The theories of the movement come from Karl Marx, as modified by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the successful Communist revolution in Russia. Communism, in this sense, is to be distinguished from socialism, which (as the term is commonly understood) seeks similar ends but by evolution rather than revolution.

    I don’t need to, I know what I am taking about.

  12. Obviously you don’t.
    I’m talking economic system, and you are doing searches on political. At least if you are going to copy and paste google searches, do it on the correct topic.

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