Archive for the ‘Shanghai Auto (SAIC)’ Category
Published on May 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning
SAIC Motor Corp reported a 10.54 percent increase in net profit in the first quarter to nearly 6.2 billion yuan on revenues of 145.2 billion yuan, a 17 percent rise from a year ago. The Chinese partner of Volkswagen and GM, which also owns MG and Roewe, sold about 1.34 million vehicles in the first three months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 17 percent. Via: ChinaDaily.
Published on March 5, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots of a new Maxus MPV testing in China. The Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) bought the rights to the Maxus name from the British LDV Group in 2010. The LDV-developed Maxus V80 was launched in China in September 2011. The new MPV however, is developed by SAIC.
Published on December 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
This is the fantastic Shanghai SH761 parade car from the Shanghai Car Museum in Shanghai. It was made in 1970 and was used to show high ranking foreign visitors to the masses. The king or president would sit rather uncomfortable on a hydraulically lifted rear bench in the back of the vehicle. The ‘royal seat’ was so high that the curious populace could see all until the buttocks. The visitor was supposed to wave his hand and smile…
Published on December 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A lazy Sunday afternoon in Beijing, outside it is so dark is actually seems night. Some say new snow is on the way. No weather to venture to far from home, especially when I can write about cars. This is a beautiful stretched limousine based on the Shanghai SH760A sedan.
Published on November 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
This is the SAIC-Maxus V80 in anti-riot gear, seen on the Air Show China in the great city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. The vehicle was ready to battle, equipped with a nasty bull bar, loud horns and a police-communication system. The V80 Anti Riot, as it was called, could be ordered right of the booth for some 250.000 yuan, the most expensive civilian Maxus V80 goes for 239.800 yuan. Power comes from a 135hp 2.5 liter diesel engine.
Published on November 1, 2012 by Joey Wang
China’s leading automaker SAIC Motor Co Ltd, said Wednesday its net profit increased 1.43 percent year-on-year to 5.35 billion yuan ($849 million) in the third quarter of 2012.
The net profit growth in July-September marked the slowest quarterly expansion in three and a half years, according to a statement the company filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Published on October 18, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Today in China Car History the Shanghai SH1020 SP pickup truck. It was based on the Shanghai SH7221 sedan and debuted in 1991. The SH1020 SP was first made by the Shanghai Auto Works, later on production moved to a new factory from Shanghai Shenlian Special Auto Works. On the first picture one SH1020 SP fresh from the production line with rather cool decals.
Published on September 18, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Here we have a brilliant blue Shanghai SH760 sedan, seen in the Sanhe Classic Car Museum in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The SH760 was the predecessor of the Shanghai SH760A that we saw earlier on. The SH760 was made from 1964 to 1974, this particular example was made in 1972. As you can see it was outside the actual museum hall for maintenance, this oldie still sees the road now and then, rented out for festivities and such more.
Published on August 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A brilliant blue Shanghai SH760A, seen in the secret garage of the Sanhe Classic Car Museum in the great city of Chengdu. The Shanghai SH760A sedan, made in various forms by the Shanghai Auto Works, now SAIC, from 1974 until 1980 when it was replaced by the SH760B, which continued all da way until 1991 in basically the same shape as the SH760A.
Published on May 4, 2012 by Joey Wang
SAIC Motor, China’s biggest automaker, is planning a venture with CP Group to build passenger cars in Thailand. SAIC intends to develop the new assembly plant as a production centre for right-hand-drive vehicles to sell in the region and in other markets that drive on the right.
The partners will complete the feasibility study for the project by the fourth quarter this year, said CP vice-chairman Thanakorn Seriburi.”The study will include the cost of investment for making at least 50,000 passenger cars a year,” he said yesterday.