Another new Chery debuting in Shanghai was the A1 mini-car. One of Chery's senior engineers told Car Design News the model was their most important show debut because it will be in production immediately, and is the first Chery designed to be sold in global markets as a Dodge.
The A1 is a fairly normal design with slightly 'kooky' lights both front and rear. On one show car the lights were complemented by a 'Mashi-Maro' cartoon character seat trim and 'Hello Kitty' front door rub-stops. An A1 with a garish sports body kit was also displayed.
The most distinctive aspect of the design is the car's shallow clamshell hood and the way it neatly integrates with the headlamps and the shut lines running from them.
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