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Bricklin pops Chery’s Cherry

In 2018 China Car Times was acquired by Autowise. This article originally appeared on ChinaCarTimes.com.

Chery Automobile, Chinese Car News | AshNovember 22, 20061:01 am

Malcom Bricklin, the entrepreneur who brought the Yugo to America and then much more successfully brought the Subaru to the US, was planning to export Chery automobiles to the USA on the basis of them being top quality at a low price, rather than bargain basement quality at a low price. The exported Cherys were planned to be sold using Bricklins Visionary Vehicles brand. However, it seems that the plan has now been derailed for reasons which are currently unknown, Bricklin was quoted in the Wall Street Journal as saying Cherys newest models, while much improved, still fall short of the quality and safety standards to succeed in the U.S

Cherys newest models, while much improved, still fall short of the quality and safety standards to succeed in the U.S

A bit funny, as just recently Dodge was in talks with Chery to manufacture and build the Dodge Hornet in China, perhaps Bricklin just got the huff and spouted the above.

Ash

Ash came to China at 18 on a whim and never left. Some 10 years later he collected a degree and a family along the way and now focuses his time on watching the Chinese car industry develop. He has witnessed the market change from being minor backyard market in to the world’s biggest and most important market for all car manufacturers. You can contact or connect with him via Linkedin by clicking the ‘Website’ link.

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