|Also called||Chery QQ3 (China)
Chery IQ (Chile)
Chery Sweet (Russia)
MVM 110 (Iran)
|Assembly||Alexandria, Babylon, Iraq, S.C.A.I. "State Company for Automotive Industry"
Wuhu, Anhui, China
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
Jakarta, Indonesia (Unicor Prima Motor)
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine||0.8 L SQR372 I3
1.1 L SQR472F I4
EZ-drive semi-automatic transmission
|Wheelbase||2,340 mm (92.1 in)|
|Length||3,550 mm (139.8 in)|
|Width||1,495 mm (58.9 in)|
|Height||1,485 mm (58.5 in)|
The Chery QQ (codename S11) is a city car produced by the Chinese manufacturer Chery Automobile since 2003. In 2006, the car was renamed the Chery QQ3 in China when Chery launched their new supermini, the Chery QQ6. It is sometimes difficult to discern if a mention of the Chery QQ refers to the entire QQ-branded product line, which comprises four models, or solely the QQ3, the original QQ mini car.
Quite cheap (in 2008 it may have been the cheapest production car in the world) the car has been popular in China. In the 2000s, the QQ was often Chery's most sold model, and the company itself calls the car "a legend in the Chinese history of the automobile... a mini model with the highest cumulative sales in China". It may no longer be popular; the QQ was dropped from a list of top ten bestsellers complied by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers c. 2010. Even if its popularity is flagging, it remains cheap. The lowest cost QQ is about US$4,000 as of 2012.
It was at the center of an IP dispute between Chery and GM in the late 2000s.
A slightly redesigned model was revealed at the 2011 Guangzhou Auto Show.
General Motors claimed the car was a copy of the Daewoo Matiz (which is marketed outside South Korea as the Chevrolet Spark) and sued Chery in a Chinese court. The Detroit News reported that "the dispute reflects the confusion, risks and ambitions in China's new auto industry, where global carmakers are battling pugnacious upstarts for a piece of what may become the world's largest auto market."
GM China Group indicated the two vehicles "shared remarkably identical body structure, exterior design, interior design and key components" MotorAuthority.com and GM executives demonstrated the extent of the design duplication, noting for example that the doors of the QQ and those of the Spark are interchangeable.
Though the Chery QQ and the Daewoo Matiz are superficially similar cars, their safety ratings differ dramatically. A Euro NCAP front offset crash test showed that the driver's injuries in the QQ are worse than those sustained in the Matiz. Upon impact, the QQ driver will most likely suffer severe (possibly fatal) head trauma, and trauma to the neck and chest areas. The first generation Daewoo Matiz achieved a three/two star driver/passenger EuroNCAP rating.
An all-electric version, the Chery QQ3 EV, began deliveries to retail customers in the Wuhu, Anhui province in March 2010. The electric city car has a range of 100 km (62 mi). The QQ3 EV is lowest priced pure electric car in China, at CN¥ 40,000 (~US$6,480) after government incentives. Sales since 1 January 2012 through 31 January 2013 totaled 5,758 units. The QQ3 EV was the best selling all-electric car in China in 2012, with a market share of 44% of total electric cars sales that year. A new model based on the Chery QQ3 Sport with a 16 hp (12 kW) electric motor was expected to be launched by the end of 2012.
As of 2006, the QQ is being sold in Malaysia.
|Engine||812cc 12 valve 3 cylinder EFI DOHC engine, making 52hp at 6,000rpm and a max torque of 75.5 Nm between 3,500 and 4,000rpm||812cc 12 valve 3 cylinder EFI DOHC engine, making 52hp at 6,000rpm and a max torque of 75.5 Nm between 3,500 and 4,000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual transmission||5-speed manual transmission|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (November 2012)|
In Iraq the Chery QQ is assembled by "State Company for Automotive Industry" (S.C.A.I.), a vehicle assembly organization owned by the Iraqi government. S.C.A.I had earlier assembled Scania Reem buses.
The QQ is the cheapest car in Iraq, with prices from $5600 to $6400.
In Iran, the Daewoo Matiz had been assembled by local company called Kerman Khodro since 2000 in a joint venture with Daewoo. After being acquired by GM following its 2001 bankruptcy, Daewoo stopped supplying Complete knock down kits to Iran due to a ban imposed by GM. As a result, Kerman Khodro licensed the near identical Chery QQ as a replacement and put it into production at their subsidiary Modiran Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
There are three engine variants available in the Philippines: 0.8L Manual Transmission priced at Php 319,000, 0.8L Automatic Transmission priced at Php 373,000, and 1.1L Manual Transmission priced at Php 349,000 (price ranges roughly around US $7,000-7,500.) The QQ is one of cheapest cars available in the Philippine automobile market. QQs in red are commonly used by Coca-Cola Philippines as company cars, replacing the Hyundai Getz. In mid-2009, the car was renamed QQ3 due to the introduction of the QQ6 in the country.
Four QQ3 models are available in South Africa since May 2008. It was the cheapest car when launched.
QQ cars are available in Thailand since 2009. This car is not the cheapest car in the country, due to high car taxes and high tariffs since they are not built in Thailand or an ASEAN country, but imported from China, due to VIN code. Its non-Japanese competitors, with similar prices , are Naza Forza, Proton Savvy and Kia Picanto.
QQ cars are also has similar prices to Chery A1, a bigger Chery car model.
It´s badged as Chery IQ since QQ spells as "cuckoo" ("Wacky" in Chile)
The QQ is the cheapest car in Vietnam.
Cherry QQ 0.8L was sold by Lahore Motors.
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