Chery makes history as China’s biggest vehicle exporter

Chery makes history as China’s biggest vehicle exporter

The Chinese automotive industry has successfully weathered the storm of the past two years and none more so than Chery. According to industry sales data, Chery manufactured 961 926 vehicles in 2021, despite disruptions such as a shortage of electronic components, shipping delays and restrictions on sales in many international markets.

Of its total production, Chery exported 269 154 vehicles or nearly 30% of its production volume to international markets. This makes Chery China’s largest vehicle exporter, a position that it has held for the past 19 years in a row.

“As China’s largest vehicle exporter and one of its best known vehicle brands, Chery is now comfortable in many of the largest automotive markets in the world. In fact, two million of our ten million current customers are in markets outside China,” says Tony Liu Executive Deputy General Manager of Chery South Africa. Liu says that Chery has not only found new customers, but also many more fans in its major export markets.

For instance, in Russia, the Tiggo 8 Pro was voted the Most Popular Chinese SUV, Most Technologically Advanced SUV and it earned the award as the automotive media’s Most Popular Medium-sized SUV.

In Qatar, the Tiggo 7 Pro was voted the country’s best selling SUV after it became the top-selling SUV a mere three months after its introduction in the country. In similar fashion, the Chery Arrizo 6 was voted Brazil’s Best Car by one of the largest automotive publications in the country. “And in South Africa, the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists has selected the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro – our first model ¬– as one of the semi-finalists for the 2022 SA Car of the Year competition. We are truly honoured to be on the shortlist after such a brief time in the country,” says Liu.