The first spy shots of the facelifted Buick Excelle GT testing in China, it will be launched on the China car market later this year. The facelift includes a new large ‘waterfall’ grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior.
This is the China-made Chevrolet Trax, looking ready for the Chinese auto market. The Chevrolet Trax will officially debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market soon thereafter. The Trax will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
This is the new Chevrolet Optra, a compact sedan that will be exported from China to North Africa, including Egypt and Algeria. The Chevrolet Optra is a rebadged Wuling Baojun 630 sedan that is manufactured in China by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 44% stake. The joint venture will also make the Optra. Exports are scheduled to start within three months.
GMexpects a 10 percent sales jump in China this year, matching its top-range forecast for industrywide growth in the nation, where consumers are buying more cars and the company plans 19 new or refreshed vehicles.
General Motors, the second-largest foreign automaker in China, sees auto sales increase to about 3.5 million this year from 3.16 million in 2013. The company is forecasting an industry-wide sales jump of 8 to 10 percent in the country.
MG and Roewe, both owned by the Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) are developing a range of the engines in partnership with General Motors, which has the Shanghai-GM joint venture with SAIC. The engines will be used in current and future Roewe and MG cars, and will also be used in future China-made Buicks and Chevrolets.
The very first spy shots of the new Chevrolet Sail sedan testing in China. The new Chevrolet Sail will be launched on the China car market sometime late this year. The new Sail will be larger and more upmarket than the current car, leaving room for a new entry-level Chevrolet below the Sail.