Category Archives: Chevy

SAIC-GM to Launch “Chevrolet Cavalier”, a Sibling of Buick Excelle GT


The Chevrolet product line in China will soon include a new member, the Cavalier compact sedan. Slotted between Chevrolet Sail and Cruze, the upcoming, China-made Cavalier is unrelated to the Chevrolet car in North America bearing the same name, the production of which was terminated in 2005. In substance, the new Cavalier is a re-badged […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

SGMW Rebages Chevrolet Spark as a Baojun


Under the new passenger car marque Baojun, launched last year, the three-way joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) plans a near-complete product line: first a compact sedan, Baojun 630, to be released before April; then a subcompact to come out in the second half of 2011, to be followed a MPV and SUV. Recently leaked photos reveal […]

GM’s China Sales Rose 28.8% to 2.35 Million Units in 2010

General Motors reports today its Chinese ventures sold 2,351,610 new vehicles in the domestic market in 2010, 28.8% more than 2009, making it the first foreign automaker to pass 2 million in annual China sales. GM builds and sells vehicles in China through three joint ventures: Shanghai-GM (for mainly Buick, Chevy, and Cadillac), SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW, […]

Shanghai GM Unveils Chevrolet Sail EV Concept at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show


Just as promised in its "drive to green" roadmap for the next five years (see Shanghai GM Sets 2015 "Drive to Green" Goals), Shanghai GM unveiled an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Sail subcompact before the year-end at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show held between Dec 20 and Dec. 27. Displayed alongside the Volt plug-in […]