SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW)

Brands of current/recent products:

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Wuling
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Baojun

Chevrolet
Type: A joint venture of SAIC, GM, and Wuling.
Established: 2002
Headquarters: Liuzhou, Guangxi
Main Subsidiaries and Alliances: Shanghai GM
Current Models:

Baojun:

310 (1.5L)
330 (1.5L)
560 (1.8L)
610 (1.5L)
630 (1.5/1.8L)
730 (1.5/1.8L)
Lechi (1.0/1.2L)

Wuling vans:

2010 Sunshine (1.0/1.1/1.2L)
2013 Sunshine (1.0L)
Hongguang (1.2/1.4L)
Hongguang S (1.2/1.5L)
Hongguang V (1.2/1.5L)
Hongtu (1.1/1.2L)
Rongguang (1.2L)
Xingwang (1.0/1.1L)
Zhengcheng (1.5/1.8L)

Sales (units): 2009: 1.06 million
2010: 1.23 million
2011: 1.3 million
2012: 1.458 million
2013: 1,600,550 (including over 100,000 Baojun cars, over 530,000 Wuling Hongguang vans, 460,000 Wuling Zhiguang vans, 510,000 Wuling Rongguang vans)
Official Web Site–Chinese http://www.sgmw.com.cn/ (SGMW), http://www.autobaojun.com/(Baojun Auto), http://www.wulingauto.com.cn/ (Wuling Auto), http://www.wuling.com.cn/ (Wuling Motors),
Official Web Site–English http://www.wulingauto.com.cn/en/ (Wuling Motors), http://www.wuling.com.hk/index.php?lang=en (Wuling Motors Holdings)
Timeline:  
  • 1958: Liuzhou Power Machinery Factory was established in July, to which SGMW traces its origins.
  • 1962: First Fengshou-37 tractor rolled off production line.
  • 1966: Liuzhou Power Machinery Factory was re-named Liuzhou Tractor Factory.
  • 1981: Liuzhou Tractor started developing a mini vehicle based on Mitsubishi L100.
  • 1982: The government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region decided that Liuzhou Tractor Factory should switch to production of mini automobiles.
  • 1984: Liuzhou Mini Vehicle Factory of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established on February 15.
  • 1987: LZ110VH vans and LZ100P trucks, built with technology, facilities, and parts from Japan, rolled off the production line on June 29. Trial production of LZ7100, a mini car derived from Citroen Visa, started in December.
  • 1988: Liuzhou Wuling Auto Co., Ltd. was established.
  • 1990: Wuling started delivering to overseas markets by exporting LZ110 to Thailand. First LZ110MC mini car rolled off production line on April 23.
  • 1994: Wuling exported the LZ110P to Syria.
  • 1995: Annual production topped 50,000 units.
  • 2001: Agreement signed with SAIC to establish SAIC Wuling Auto, in which SAIC was to have a 75.9% stake.
  • 2002: The three-way joint venture of SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) was established on November 18. Wuling Sunshine (Zhiguang) rolled off the line.
  • 2003: SGMW-made Chevrolet Spark hit showrooms on December 8.
  • 2004: Wuling Yangguang went on sale on September 1.
  • 2005: Ground broken for SGMW’s engine plant on June 1; production began at SGMW’s Qingdao plant in July.
  • 2006: Annual sales topped 460,000.
  • 2007: Wuling Hongtu hit the market.
  • 2008: Wuling Rongguang, made in Qingdao, was released on June 24.
  • 2009: Annual sales topped 1 million.
  • 2010: "Baojun" passenger car brand was launched on July 18. Wuling Hongguang MPV was released on September 6.
  • 2011: Baojun 630 made its debut in April and went on sale in August. Vehicle bodies of the CN100 were exported to India in October.
  • 2012: Chevrolet N300, a re-badged Wuling Rongguang, rolled off the line in Egypt on May 9. In November, SGMW announced that it would build a new plant in Chongqing.
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