Chery Holding, the mother company of Chery automobiles, revealed early this month that the company sold 745,000 units for the period January-December 2019. The number fell slightly by 0.9 percent year-on-year from the 752,000 units sold in 2018.
Data show that in December 2019, Chery sales amounted to 93,000 units, rising by 24 percent month-on-month, making December the bestselling month in the year.
Chery, which has been on an export binge to overseas market, has a total of 1.6 million overseas users and has sold a total of 8.3 million vehicles worldwide.
Leading the sales charge is the new flagship model, Tiggo 8. A total of 116,494 new Tiggo 8 units were sold last year, rising by a huge 130.4 percent year on year. Meanwhile, 124,506 units of the Chery Arrizo sedan were sold, up by 11.8 percent year on year; while 138,032 Jetour units were sold, increasing by a stunning 245 percent year on year.
The three models made the greatest contributions, taking 51 percent of the total sales for Chery. For 2020, Chery is targeting to sell one million units and achieve RMB 150 billion operating revenues.
In the Philippines, Chery markets four crossover models: the Tiggo 2 and 5x subcompact crossovers, the Tiggo 7 compact crossover, and the Tiggo 8 seven-seater midsize crossover.
The Tiggo 2 and 5x are powered by modern 1.5-liter DOHC VVT four-cylinder petrol engines mated to either manual or automatic transmissions. Prices start at P695,000 for the Tiggo 2 and P818,000 for the Tiggo 5x.
The Tiggo 7 and 7-seat Tiggo 8, meanwhile, come with turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engines mated exclusively to automatic transmissions. Their prices start at P1,195,000 and P1,280,000, respectively.
Chery vehicles are distributed by United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI) and currently has dealerships in North EDSA, Pasig, Alabang, Pasong Tamo, Cainta Rizal, Marilao, La Union, Bacoor Cavite, GMA Cavite, Iloilo, Talisay Cebu, General Santos, Davao City, Tagum Davao, and Cagayan De Oro.