Posts Tagged ‘SAIC’

First Baojun 630 Passenger Car Rolls Off Line at SAIC-GM-Wuling

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Baojun 630 Passenger Car
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Liuzhou — The first Baojun 630 passenger car from SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), one of GM China's main joint ventures, rolled off the production line today in Liuzhou, Guangxi.

Baojun is SGMW's new brand of affordable passenger vehicles that will be sold across China. The initial model, the Baojun 630, goes on sale in early 2011 through a new network of dedicated Baojun dealers.

The compact sedan was developed locally using proven GM technology. It features a highly efficient GM powertrain that meets all local emission standards as well as the advanced Euro IV standard. (more…)

GM and SAIC Motor Announce Powertrain Co-Development

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
SAIC-GM DCT
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Shanghai, China — General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission.

The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC's relationship into powertrain development. It's another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world's best vehicles.

“The co-development of these new engines and transmissions builds on a strong history of innovation and collaboration between GM and SAIC Motor,” Stephens said. (more…)

SAIC-GM-Wuling Introduces Wuling Hong Guang
Sets New Standard for Compact Business Vehicles

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Wuling Hong Guang
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Beijing — SAIC-GM-Wuling introduced the new Wuling Hong Guang compact business vehicle today at Auto China 2010.

The Hong Guang combines an elegant exterior with a truly compact design and a small engine, changing traditional perceptions of compact business vehicles. It is targeted at those who need a business vehicle with outstanding fuel economy and functionality, but at an affordable price.

“Because of their functional designs and spacious interiors, business vehicles are becoming increasingly popular across China,” said SAIC-GM-Wuling General Manager Shen Yang. (more…)

Shanghai GM Introduces Chevrolet New Sail Small Car

Monday, January 11th, 2010
New Chevrolet Sail
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Shanghai — Shanghai GM today introduced the Chevrolet New Sail sedan, the first passenger car created in China by a Sino-foreign joint venture. The new small car was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), both GM-SAIC joint ventures. In addition to being sold in China, the New Sail will also be exported to other emerging markets.

Shanghai GM offers five variants of the New Sail with the base model priced from RMB 56,800 (US$8,400) to RMB 68,800 (US$10,100). This marks a breakthrough in the under-RMB 70,000 (US$10,300) small car segment, where Chinese brands have traditionally been dominant. (more…)

Shanghai GM Introduces Buick Excelle XT
Five-Door Coupé-Like Sedan Offers New Standard for Performance & Refinement

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
2010 Buick Excelle XT
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Shanghai — Shanghai GM introduced the new Buick Excelle XT five-door coupé-like sedan today at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The premium compact hatchback was designed, engineered and executed to set a new standard for performance and refinement in its class. It goes on sale across China in 2010.

“The Excelle XT is Buick's first coupé-like sedan in China that is based on GM's all-new front-wheel-drive compact vehicle architecture,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “Developed as a collaborative effort by GM's global team, the model was tailored for the domestic market (more…)