Archive for the ‘Wuling’ Category
Published on April 5, 2013 by Joey Wang
GM’s sales in China increased 12.6% to 290,538 units in March, the second-highest monthly sales in this market, and 9.6% during the first quarter to a record 816,373 units.
Sales of the Shanghai-GM joint venture increased 15.2% to a record 126,785 units. Sales of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture were up 10.9% to 155,065 units and sales of the FAW-GM joint venture rose 12.8% to 8,369 units.
Published on March 8, 2013 by Joey Wang
General Motors and its joint ventures sold 215,070 vehicles in China during February. Sales were down 10.6 percent from the same month last year due to the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday falling in February this year.
With all-time monthly record sales in January, GM’s domestic sales in the first two months of 2013 totaled 525,835 units – an increase of 7.9 percent from the year-ago period and a new record.
Published on January 29, 2013 by Joey Wang
The best spy shots so far of the facelifted Wuling Hongguang mini-MPV, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market not long after that. The Wuling Hongguang is made by the SAIC-GM-Wuling, a a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Wuling Motors. This is the very joint venture GM likes to use to shore up its China-sales numbers, even though it only owns one third of the shares.
Published on January 21, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots from the facelifted Wuling Hongguang mini-MPV, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first half of this year. The facelift included a new grille, new fog lights, a new ftont bumper, and extra chrome strips under the windows.
Published on December 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
A very low riding Baojun 630, seen on a tuning festival in the suburbs of the great city of Shanghai. The Wuling-Baojun 630 is a cheap and boring car and therefore seldom customized. Too bad, because the 630 loox great with some extra plastic all-around, big wheels and suspension lowered to the max.
Published on December 2, 2012 by Joey Wang
The SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW) joint venture will invest 6.6 billion yuan ($1.04 billion) to set up a new plant in southwest China, the local government announced Thursday.
The new plant for carmaker SGMW, located in the city of Chongqing, will be capable of producing 400,000 cars and 400,000 engines when it goes into operation in 2015. A district government in Chongqing signed the contract with SGMW on Wednesday.
Published on November 6, 2012 by Joey Wang
General Motors and its joint ventures sold an October-record 251,812 vehicles in China. Sales were up 14.3 percent on an annual basis, as GM’s major brands in China reached new highs for the month.
During the first 10 months of 2012, GM and its joint ventures sold 2,333,624 vehicles in China, an increase of 10.5 percent year on year and a new record for the period. Shanghai GM’s domestic sales grew 7.4 percent to 1,084,443 units. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s domestic sales grew 13.9 percent to 1,199,937 units. FAW-GM’s domestic sales decreased 0.5 percent to 45,508 units.
Published on September 25, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
This is the mighty Yang Jinlong from Fengyang County near Chuzhou City in Anhui Province. Yang Jinlong is only seven years old and extremely strong for his age. He can pull a Wuling minivan loaded with 8 passengers weighing a total of 1.85 ton kilo for over 25 meters. Powerrrrr!
Published on September 6, 2012 by Joey Wang
US automaker General Motors said on Wednesday that it has set a new August sales record in China. Sales rose 7.3 percent from August last year and 10.8 percent from July to 220,996 units. All three of GM’s manufacturing joint ventures set sales records for the month.
Published on August 15, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
GM China has moved the good old Chevrolet Spark from the Chevrolet-brand to Wuling-Baojun, where it will be called ’Baojun Yue Chi’. Baojun is a sub-brand under Wuling, which is a three-way joint venture between General Motors, SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive. The Baojun Yue Chi has been launched on the China auto market today, price starts at 39.800 yuan and ends at 49.800 yuan, which is exactly the same price as GM asked for the Spark.