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China-made Chevrolet Optra debuts in Algeria

March 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

China-made Chevrolet Optra debuts in Algeria

The new Chevrolet Optra debuted on the Salon International de l’Automobile d’Alger in Algeria. The Chevrolet Optra will be sold on the Algerian and other north African markets. The Chevrolet Optra is manufactured in China by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 44% stake.

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Spy Shots: Chevrolet Optra is Ready for North African markets

February 27, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Chevrolet Optra is Ready for North African markets

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.

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Wuling Baojun 630 will be exported to Africa as the Chevrolet Optra

October 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Wuling Baojun 630 will be exported to Africa as the Chevrolet Optra

The Wuling Baojun 630 sedan will be exported to North African markets from 2014, rebadged as ‘Chevrolet Optra’.

Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 33.3% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive.

The Baojun 630 sedan is based on the Shanghai-GM Buick Excelle. The 630 is available with a 112hp 1.5 and a 143hp 1.8, both petrol. GM will likely also offer a diesel version for Africa. Baojun is currently working on a hatchback variant of the 630, which is expected to make the move to North Africa as well.