|Also called||Chery A168
|Assembly||Wuhu, Anhui, China
Zaporizhia, Ukraine (ZAZ)
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor, from 2006 to 2009)
Taganrog, Russia (TagAZ)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door liftback|
|Related||SEAT Toledo Mk. I|
|Engine||1.6 L I4 (petrol)|
|Wheelbase||2,468 mm (97.2 in)|
|Length||4,393 mm (173.0 in)|
|Width||1,682 mm (66.2 in)|
|Height||1,424 mm (56.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,140 kg (2,513 lb)|
The Chery A15 (simplified Chinese: 旗云; pinyin: Qiyun), also known as Cowin, Flagcloud or Amulet, is a subcompact car produced by the Chinese manufacturer Chery Automobile since 2003. A facelifted version is available since late 2011.
It is based on a restyling of the Chery A11 (also known as the Fengyun, or Windcloud), itself based on the first generation of the SEAT Toledo, which was built on the Volkswagen Group A2 platform. This is the same platform as is used in the second generation Volkswagen Golf. The vehicle also has a fuel-efficient, low-emission engine. It has been marketed in European countries such as Ukraine and Russia and in South America.
It was launched in August 2003, as a successor to the Fengyun (Windcloud), and has been exported to more than 30 countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. In 2010, locally assembled, the car went on sale in Russian market as Vortex Corda.
It has several safety features, including anti-lock brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution. However, the Russian car magazine AutoReview reported that an A15 it had crashed in accordance with the EuroNCAP test standard performed even worse than the 1-starred Brilliance BS6 sedan and that the dummy used had to be dismantled into pieces in order to be removed. Consequently, AutoReview has called for the car to be withdrawn from the market.
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