Chery QQ5 to feature a turbocharged engine
The Chery QQ will soon become the first Chinese first small car to be powered by a turbocharged engine. The 0.8-litre petrol engine will have an output of 59bhp.
The new engine will be featured on the new 3 door QQ5 due to appear in mid-2008 while it hasn't been confirmed for the 5 door variant QQ3.
It is easy to laugh at the displacement and the power of the engine, but Chery is probably the most advanced car maker among the Chinese clique. The company is expected to release a 2.0-litre four cylinder unit, and to V6 2.4-litre and 3.0 litre engines. The three engines are being developed in collaboration with Fiat and will be hooked up to either a six-sppeed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic gearbox.