Category Archives: GM

GM Opens Guangde Proving Ground

gm proving ground in guangde china

General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC held a ceremony on September 22 to mark the completion of their proving ground in Guangde, Anhui. The construction spanned two and a half years and cost 1.6 billion Yuan. Operated by Shanghai-GM and PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center), the Guangde proving ground is expected to greatly […]

Sales of Shanghai GM Dipped in April

Figures released by General Motors on Monday show sales of its three Chinese ventures–SGMW, FAW GM, and Shanghai GM–rose 11.7% in April from a year earlier to 227,217 units. However, Shanghai GM, the most profitable of the three ventures, saw a rare negative growth, as deliveries dropped 2.2% from April 2011 and over 10% from […]

GM Posts Best Quarterly Sales in China

GM looks unstoppable in China, setting new quarterly sales record in the first three months of 2012. Its three local ventures, Shanghai GM, FAW GM, and SAIC-Wuling-GM, posted combined sales of 257,944 vehicles in March, 10.7% more than the same period a year earlier. In Q1, deliveries increased 8.7% to 745,152. In March, the passenger […]

GM and Partners Release Baojun 630 Compact Sedan


The three way joint venture of SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) released the first Baojun model, the 630 compact sedan, on August 9. All three current versions, priced at 62,800 yuan ($9,820), 66,800 yuan, and 73,800 yuan, employ a 1.5-liter petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission; the combination of a 1.8-liter engine and automatic transmission is said to […]

Cadillac-Sponsored Propaganda Movie Premiers in Beijing


Dedicated to the upcoming 90th birthday of the Chinese Communist Party, the film "Beginning of the Great Revival" was launched Wednesday evening in Beijing (a more literal translation of the title of the film is "Founding of a Party"). We, in China, noticed that the Associated Press, followed by others in the US, was quick […]

Shanghai-GM Releases All-New Chevy Aveo, Priced between 81,800 and 111,800 Yuan


On Friday evening in Shanghai, with the help of Rosie Huntington Whiteley, the star from Transformer 3, Shanghai-GM announced the release of the second generation Chevy Aveo (called Sonic in North America). With two engine options, a 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter, the all-new Aveo, as a three-box sedan or a hatchback, sells for 81,800-111,800 Yuan ($12,576-$17,188). […]

A Glimpse of Cadillac’s New Role


The Chinese Communist Party will celebrate its 90th birthday on July 1 this year. Among the many offerings prepared for the 90-year-old is the Cadillac-sponsored, star-studded propaganda film, "The Founding of a Party," which is schedule to hit theaters across China on June 15 (see our post "Cadillac Sponsors Communist Propaganda Film"). On March 29, […]

Buick Envision SUV Concept: Auto Shanghai in Pictures (3)


The joint venture of SAIC and GM launched Buick Envision concept on Monday in Shanghai, highlighting China as the most important market of Buick cars. Developed by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), the Buick Envision concept is a series-parallel PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) in the form of a midsize AWD SUV. Its […]