|The Chery A1.|
China’s Chery Automobile announced that it will introduce its first product developed in collaboration with the Chrysler Group, the new A1 model, at the Shanghai auto show in April.
The A1 will be the first of at least six small vehicle models to be manufactured by Chery with the cooperation of Chrysler under their collaborative production plan for small vehicles, according to the People’s Daily.
The Chery A1 is an updated subcompact model of the Chery QQ with a 1.3-liter gasoline engine.
The Chrysler Group previously reached an agreement with Chery to distribute Chery-made small vehicles internationally to tap the small vehicle sector in the US more quickly with less capital spending. (Earlier post.) The new model will probably be sold under the Dodge brand in the North America market, Shanghai Securities News reported.