Category Archives: GM

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 […]

SGMW to Release Baojun 630 Hatchback Next Year

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Not content to be the largest microvan maker in China, the three way joint venture of SAIC, General Motors, and Wuling (SGMW) plans to build a complete passenger-car line under the Baojun brand. Utilizing outdated platforms from Shanghai-GM, the company has developed Baojun 630 compact (derived from Buick Excelle) and Lechi subcompact (a re-badged Chevrolet […]

Shanghai-GM Broke Ground on Cadillac Plant

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The joint venture of SAIC and GM started construction of a Cadillac plant in Shanghai today, which will open in 2015 with a designed production capacity of 160,000 units a year. At a ceremony held in the Pudong district, officials from the city government as well as the JV, including GM CEO Dan Akerson and […]

Shanghai-GM Released Cadillac XTS, Priced from $56,163

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At a ceremony held Monday evening in Guangzhou, the joint venture of SAIC and General Motors announced the market launch of the Cadillac XTS luxury sedan. With two engine options, a 3.6L V6 and turbo 2.0L, the Chinese-made XTS is priced between 349,900 and 569,900 Yuan (US$56,163-91,475), taking direct aim at BMW 5 series, Audi […]

SAIC Sales Rose 12% to 4.49 Million in 2012

The subsidiaries and joint ventures of SAIC (Shanghai Auto) delivered a total of 4,490,211 vehicles last year, 12% more than 2011, data from the auto group show. 90% of the sales were accomplished by three ventures: SAIC-GM-Wuling (1,458,188), Shanghai-GM (1,392,658), and Shanghai-Volkswagen (1,280,008). SAIC’s own passenger car division, which operates the MG and Roewe brands, […]

2012 Sales of SGMW Topped 1.45 Million

SGMW announced today that it successfully defended its title as the largest auto venture in China by delivering 1,458,000 vehicles in 2012 (although conglomerates like SAIC, FAW, Dongfeng, Changan, and BAIC, claim larger combined sales from affiliates). Growing 12% on year, sales exceeded the original target of 1.35 million. For 2013, SGMW eyes a modest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]