Chery has whipped the covers off its Alpha 7 and Beta 5 concept cars just days ahead of their expected debut at the Shanghai auto show.
The Alpha 7 is a small sedan that's expected to be called the A4 when it eventually enters production.
Powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine, the Alpha 7 concept takes drive to the front wheels via a six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission and rides on MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.
A 94kW naturally-aspirated 1.6 petrol with a CVT transmission is expected to be offered in the production car.
Key features of the Alpha 7 include keyless entry, a push-button starter, electronic parking brake and climate control, as well as a cloud-based infotainment system that allows the car to be locked, unlocked and started via a smartphone app.
The Beta 5 was also previewed this week, and showcased an edgy design language with prominent LED daytime running lamps and a bold, distinctive front end.
Details on the Beta 5 are still scarce, but current speculation says the production car will launch in 2015 and utilise both a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.6 litre supercharged engine, with 96kW and 112kW respectively.
As for whether there's potential for either car to come to Australian showrooms, it's too early to say.