March 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
February 27, 2014 by W.E. Ning
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.
October 15, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
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.