Category Archives: SAIC

Shanghai-GM Aims to Sell 1.45 Million Cars in 2013

The general manager of Shanghai-GM, Ye Yongming, revealed at the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show that the company had set the goal of producing and selling 1.45 million vehicles next year. Sales of this year are expected to exceed 1.38 million. In the first ten months of 2012, the joint venture between SAIC and General Motors […]

New VW Santana: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (6)

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Launched in Wolfsburg, Germany, the all-new Santana from Shanghai-Volkswagen made its Chinese debut in Guangzhou. The legendary car, with nearly 4 million deliveries since its first release in China 29 years ago, is slated for release next month. Prices are expected to start below 90,000 Yuan. Beyond the name, the re-designed Santana shares little with […]

Shanghai-GM Releases Springo Sail EV: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (1)

As the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show opened to journalists today, Shanghai-GM announced the release of its first all-electric model, the Springo Sail EV. The production version of the Sail EV concept showcased two years ago, it sells for 258,000 Yuan (US$413,800) before incentives. A pure-electric version of the Chevy Sail hatchback, the Springo EV is […]

SGMW Opens “Baojun Auto City”

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On November 18, its tenth anniversary, the three-way joint venture of SAIC, GM, and Wuling (SGMW) started production in "Baojun Auto City," its new base in Liuzhou, Guangxi. Occupying a land of 207 hectares in the eastern part of the city, the new base is designed to churn out 400,000 Baojun-brand passenger cars a year. […]

Shanghai-GM To Release All-Electric “Springo,” Derived from Sail EV Concept

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The production version of the Sail EV concept was exposed this week bearing a new nameplate "Springo." An all-electric version of the Chevy Sail hatchback, the Springo EV is expected to go on sale later this month when the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show will be held. The logo of the Springo EV, containing an S […]

All-Electric SAIC Roewe E50 Hits the Market at US$37,589

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Those expecting China to produce cheap but world-class EVs may be disappointed by this: the pure-electric Roewe E50 from SAIC, officially released today, comes with a price tag comparable to that of the Nissan Leaf but offers less utility. The four-seater subcompact hatchback, powered by an 18kwh battery pack, sells for 234,900 Yuan (US$37,589) before […]

SAIC LDV (Maxus) V80 Sets Sail for Australia

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SAIC Maxus (Datong) celebrated its first successful attempt at cracking the market of developed countries as an order of 210 LDV V80 vans was shipped to Australia on October 26. According to an agreement signed in July this year, SAIC would supply 7 versions of the V80 van to Australian customers, including both goods and […]

SGMW To Build Factory in Chongqing

To raise annual production capacity to 2 million in three years as planned, SAIC-GM-Wuling has chosen Chongqing in southwestern China as the location of its new vehicle plant. According to reports from Chongqing Daily, the automaker is about to sign an agreement with the local government and lay foundation for the new plant before the […]

Buick Park Avenue Is Coming to an End

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Shanghai-GM will discontinue its Buick flagship, the Park Avenue, before the year end, says a marketing official at the joint venture. The slot left in the Buick lineup will remain unfilled until 2015 when a new full-size model will be launched. The Chinese version of Holden Caprice from Australia, Shanghai-GM’s Park Avenue was first released […]

Shanghai-GM Releases Crippled Buick Encore

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At a ceremony held Wednesday evening in Guangzhou and attended by pop idols like Sodagreen, Alex Wong, and Christine Fan, Shanghai-GM announced Buick Encore went on sale with a price range of 149,900-196,900 Yuan (US$23,842-31,318). By just looking at the price tags, one might want to thank the joint venture, for finally here is car […]

GM Opens Guangde Proving Ground

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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 […]