Volkswagen To Open 10th Assembly Plant In China

Volkswagen To Open 10th Assembly Plant In China
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VW currently has two joint venture partners in China, First Automobile Works (FAW) with which it’s had a deal for more than two decades and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), though as to which one will be involved with this new manufacturing facility, still remains to seen. Continue Reading...

GM and China’s SAIC Join Forces for EV Development

GM and China’s SAIC Join Forces for EV Development
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Tim Lee, president of GM’s International Operations believes that this latest joint venture, which builds on partnerships established by the US auto giant and SAIC for 15 years, represents a broad range of benefits made possible by the commitment of the two companies in this venture, as well as representing an “unprecedented level of cooperation.” Continue Reading...

MG Anticipating Benefits From Partnership With General Motors, SAIC

MG Anticipating Benefits From Partnership With General Motors, SAIC
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MG Rover may have been able to retain much of its British character after being acquired by Chinese automaker SAIC, the company’s tie-in with General Motors may see the next generation MG Rover products use GM technologies, including platforms. The Roewe 750 sedan, formerly based on the Rover 75, may be based on the Epsilon… Continue Reading...

Chinese Automaker SAIC Considering Expanding into U.S. Market

Chinese Automaker SAIC Considering Expanding into U.S. Market
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China’s largest carmaker, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), is among a bunch of Chinese automakers looking to expand into the American market. Before they can form more concrete plans, however, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official David Strickland visited China to explain U.S. safety standards, and touring the SAIC plant. Despite the reputation Chinese automakers currently have… Continue Reading...

MG Returns to Rule Britannia

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MG Returns to Rule Britannia
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Consider this little disappearance an “extended vacation.” After shutting down operations in Longbridge back in 2005, MG has now returned to the UK, by way of China, with the British-built MG 6. MG Rover imploded in spectacular fashion back in 2005, but since then they have been hiding out in China. Owned by Nanjing Automobile… Continue Reading...

SAIC Looking To Buy GM IPO Shares

SAIC Looking To Buy GM IPO Shares
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General Motors upcoming IPO is attracting a lot of attention, not least from Chinese car manufacturer SAIC. A long time partner of the General, SAIC is looking to buy a significant portion of GM’s IPO, and with nearly $6 billion in cash reserves, the company is in a good position to do so. According to… Continue Reading...

Buick Business MPV Concept Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show

Buick Business MPV Concept Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show
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It’s a well-known fact that the Buick is a dominant force (and growing) in the Chinese marketplace, so it’s no surprise that the traditionally traditional brand used the Shanghai Auto Show to debut an important new concept. The real surprise is that this crossover is anything but traditional. The Buick Business MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle)… Continue Reading...