Chery Automotive launches in Australia March 1 with two passenger cars, including the J1, a 1.3L 5-door hatchback. With the J1’s retail cost of A$11,990 ($12,105), including all taxes and on-road charges, the Melbourne Age newspaper says Chery is turning the clock back 25 years for new-car buyers, with a price that is less than a Toyota Corolla’s sticker in 1986. The J1, only available with a manual transmission, has power steering, air-conditioning, alloy wheels, power windows, a ...

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