Chery’s Cowin Kaiyi i-CX SUV
首推i-CX SUV概念车 凯翼品牌正式发布
In mid March, there was some news about the long-rumored Jiangbei project. A few days ago, a company called “Wuhu Kaiyi Automotive Co., Ltd.” rose to the surface. Kaiyi Auto was registered in the Wuhu Jiangbei Industrial Concentrative Area, and the director of the Anhui Jiangbei Industrial Concentrative Area Administrative Commission said in an interview, “Kaiyi Auto is Chery’s Jiangbei Project.” Different from the previous speculation that Chery Jiangbei Project undertook Chery’s knockout assets in transition, Kayi Auto, with a registered capital of RMB 2 billion, also integrates Chery’s existing assets other than passenger cars, and the peripheral businesses like Chery’s commercial car, micro car Karry, etc. will also be involved in “Kaoyi Auto.”
The registration information of Kaiyi Auto indicates that it is a commercial vehicle manufacturer. Data show that the company’s business scope covers vehicle and parts technical development, auto parts manufacturing, auto (excluding passenger cars with less than 9 seats) and auto parts sales. However, this does not mean that Kaiyi Auto does not deal passenger car business. “Kaiyi is a vehicle manufacturer producing both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles with Karry and Chery low-end passenger cars as the mainstream products,” said by an insider from Chery. This structure resembles much that of SGMW.