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)
510 (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 (SGMW), (Baojun Auto), (Wuling Auto), (Wuling Motors),
Official Web Site–English (Wuling Motors), (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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