Category Archives: SAIC

Shanghai-Volkswagen Releases Restyled Lavida, Priced between US$17,747-26,235


Sunday evening in Qingdao, the joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen (SVW) announced the pricing for the face-lifted Lavida compact sedan, one of the most popular cars in China. The nine versions, powered by either a 1.4L TSI or 1.6L engine, have a price range of 112,900-166,900 Yuan, basically unchanged from the previous. Developed by […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Opens New Plant in Yizheng, to Roll out Skoda Rapid and Yeti Next Year

svw new factory in yizheng

On July 26, Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) celebrated the opening of its new fifth vehicle plant, which boosted its annual production capacity from the current level of 1.2 million to 1.5 million. Last year, SVW sold 1.16 million cars, including close to 200,000 of the Skoda brand. The new plant was built on the site of […]

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 […]

Patent Drawings of Shanghai-Volkswagen’s Tantus EV

shanghai volkswagen tantus ev

In last September, the bulletin of newly certified vehicle models from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology publicized for the first time the Tantus brand pure electric sedan from Shanghai-Volkswagen. Codenamed SVW7007BEV on the bulletin, the Tantus sedan has been considered a re-badged Lavida blue-e-motion showcased at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. Today, […]

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 […]

Premier Wen Visits Birmingham as SAIC MG6 Launched in the UK


Premier Wen Jiabao made a visit to MG UK Motor, a subsidiary of China’s SAIC, in Birmingham on June 26, attending an off-line ceremony for the MG6, which hit the local market last week. MG UK Motor was established in 2005 after Nanjing Auto, now part of SAIC, bought the MG assets, and has about […]