Cherry Automobiles from China is in talk with Indian Automobile manufacturers to bring its small car Cherry QQ3 to India. The Cherry QQ3 is powered by a small 800 CC engine which powers the small car through a 5 speed manual transmission. The QQ3 is a very suitable car for India in terms of size, fuel economy and low cost. The car comes with a max power of 48.3 BHP@6000 RPM and max torque of 70Nm@3500-4000 RPM. The cars is light in weight (about 880 Kg) and is 3.55m in length which fits well in the India small car definition.
There has been a test unit spotted in Delhi which might be linked to the testing of this car in Indian road condition. The QQ3 if manufactures or assembled in India with some local automobile manufacturer can become a very successful product in the segment with highest sales in India.
The pricing can be between Rs. 2 Lakh and Rs. 3 Lakh, which is a direct competition with Maruti Alto, upcoming Hyundai 800 aka Hyundai HA, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Santro small car. There are no official details as of now, but there are rumors of Cherry Automobile in talks with ICML (Indian Cars & Motors Limited) the maker of Sonalika Tractors. The possibility of QQ3 coming to India is very high considering high sales of small cars and another reason being that QQ3 already sells in Pakistan which is a similar market to India to some extent in terms of road conditions, weather and buyer’s needs.