Wednesday, November 29, 2006
No Chery on top, import deal blew up
This is a follow up to It's not a Chevy, it's a Chery: Chinese Cars to sell in us starting at $7K posted here last February. Apparently, the deal is off, according to a brief on Fons Tuinstra's China Herald. CH reports that the breakup was bitter, but Car Connection reports that they're just both talking to different partners.
Last year car connection reported that
GM has objected to the use of the Chery name in the U.S. because they claim it's too similar to Chevrolet, said Bricklin before a conference in Detroit where he was preparing to talk about his new import company. Chery is the name of the Chinese company that is supposed to build vehicles for export to the U.S. through a dealer network created by Bricklin.I'll bet the name was not all that GM was worried about.
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