Chinese group Chery presents first Brazilian-built car in Sao Paulo

24 October 2012

The Chery Celer, the first car that Chinese automotive group Chery Automobile Co. will build at the factory under construction in Brazil, was presented to the Brazilian public Tuesday at the Sao Paulo Automotive Salon, according to the Brazilian press.

The vehicle, which has a 1500 cc engine will be built at the Jacareí factory (Sao Paulo state), the first Chinese automotive factory outside China to have all stages of production and not just the assembly of kits imported from China.

The Chery Celer is expected to arrive in showrooms in November, although its price is as yet not known, and has front dual airbags, ABS brakes, air conditioning, central locking and electric windows and sound system as standard. It also offers a three-year guarantee.

The group is also exhibiting the Tiggo FL, the latest version of the first vehicle launched by Chery in Brazil, in 2009, which was altered in order to meet the requirements of Brazilian consumers, according to Chery in Brazil, which said that the model may arrive in Brazilian showrooms by the first half of 2013. (macauhub)