The latest news on the Shanghai-GM joint venture in China

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Buick Turns The Chevrolet Volt Into The Velite 5 For China

March 28, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Buick Turns The Chevrolet Volt Into The Velite 5 For China

Buick has released a teaser for the upcoming Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle (EREV), it will debut on next month’s Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The Velite 5 is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt with a different front and rear, manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.

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Baojun 510 Hits The Chinese Car Market

February 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Baojun 510 Hits The Chinese Car Market

This is the brand new Baojun 510, a small crossover utility vehicle (CUV) for China. It was launched on the Chinese car market earlier this week. Baojun is a brand under SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-way joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Company (SAIC), General Motors (GM), and Wuling Motors. GM has a 44% stake in this joint venture.

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The New Cadillac XT5 PHEV Is Only For China

February 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The New Cadillac XT5 PHEV Is Only For China

This is the new Cadillac XT5 30E, a plug-in hybrid version of the XT5 that is for now only for China. The XT5 PHEV will officially debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.

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Spy Shots: Buick GL6 MPV Testing In China

December 28, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Buick GL6 MPV Testing In China

The very first Spy Shots of the new Buick GL6 MPV for China. The GL6 will debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and the production version will be launched on the Chinese auto market sometime late next year. The GL6 will be positioned under the recently renewed Buick GL8.

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Chevrolet Aims At Senile Car Buyers With Lova RV-Mickey Edition

December 19, 2016 by Joey Wang

Chevrolet Aims At Senile Car Buyers With Lova RV-Mickey Edition

Chevrolet is aiming at senile car buyers to push up sales of their slow-selling almost-antique Lova RV hatchback-wagon thing. Meet the new… Lova RV-Mickey Edition, with a between RV and Mickey.

This ain’t some fuzzy dealer special or an after-market screw up, this is a real factory-special edition. It was ‘developed’ with Disney China but strangely there doesn’t seem to be a connection with Shanghai Disneyland, which would have made some sense because the Lova RV is made in Shanghai by Shanghai-GM.

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The Baojun E100 Is A General Motors Electric City Car

December 13, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

The Baojun E100 Is A General Motors Electric City Car

New photos again of the Baojun E100, a new electric city car for China. It seems finally ready. The E100 was expected for debut in September, then for November, but so far it hasn’t been launched yet. The latest news says it will finally hit the market in January, just before Chinese New Year.

Baojun is a brand name under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in which GM has a 43% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automobile.

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Buick Launches Avenir Luxury Line For China

December 12, 2016 by Joey Wang

Buick Launches Avenir Luxury Line For China

In a bid to court luxury car buyers in China, Buick will introduce a new luxury line of vehicles under the Avenir name. The first car to carry the new name is the Buick GL8 Avenir. Next up for Avenir are the Envision SUV and the new LaCrosse sedan.

The GL8 Avenir is basically an extra luxurious variant of the Buick GL8 minivan, made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The updates to turn the GL8 into the GL8 Avenir include:

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Baojun Is Going Wagon With The New 310W

November 28, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Baojun Is Going Wagon With The New 310W

This is the new Wuling 310W, a hip-ish wagon based on the Baojun 310 hatchback. It is however quite a lot bigger; 60 centimeter extra length and 20 centimeter extra wheelbase. It is rated as a five-seater but on the photo of the rear end we can clearly see an extra pop-up bench in the back with another two seats.

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Baojun 510 Is A Daring New Compact SUV For China

November 23, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Baojun 510 Is A Daring New Compact SUV For China

Baojun is fast becoming a brand of its own instead of just a final resting place for unwanted old GM platforms. Here is all the evidence: The new Baojun 510 that debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show is a daring new compact SUV with beautiful lines and brilliant lights.

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New Buick GL8 Launched On The Chinese Car Market

November 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

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The new Buick GL8 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 289.900 yuan and ends at 449.900 yuan ($42.800-66.400).  The new GL8 comes in two variants; the luxury Avenir, pictured above, and an ES base model. The Avenir comes with extra fancy paint, a different grille, special alloys, and a luxurious interior.

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