Great Wall Motor may be first Chinese carmaker to arrive in the US

Article by Christian A., on April 24, 2011

With the progress that Great Wall Motor Co. has been having, it’s likely to be the first Chinese automaker to arrive in the U.S. market. Great Wall, China's largest SUV producer, is a privately held automaker and is one of the top three vehicle exporters in China.

CEO Wang Fengying said that the company has set a plan to present its Haval SUV to the U.S. by 2015. In China, the Haval is known as the Hover H and is a top seller in this market

Based in the north China city of Baoding, Great Wall builds the Haval SUV, Wingle pickup, Voleex sedan and other models. The appeal of these vehicles has already led to sales in overseas markets like Australia, Italy and several emerging markets.

In 2010, Great Wall sold 500,000 vehicles, about 80,000 units of which were overseas. At the Shanghai auto show, Wang Fengying said that Great Wall still has to make several major decisions for the U.S. market.

For instance, Great Wall hasn’t chosen the distributor of its vehicles in the U.S. She divulged that over 10 companies have approached Great Wall about jointly setting up a dealer network.

But Wang clarified that instead, Great Wall plans to start off by establishing stores in one U.S. region. Great Wall hasn’t chosen a region yet though. While Wang admits that Great Wall will soon build an assembly plant in North America, she declined to talk about timetables or likely locations.

Topics: china, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Polestar is notably known to be Volvo's internal performance specialists, and around last year Polestar revealed to the public that it will utilize electrification to further advance the power of...
by - June 26, 2017
Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said...
by - June 26, 2017
Last month, the Lamborghini Centenario made its way to the Transformers: The Last Knight premiere where it got the attention of many. Following that event, three Lamborghini Centenario coupes landed...
by - June 26, 2017
The Holy Trinity of hypercars may not be accessible anymore after being discontinued, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more hypercars in the future. What we know is...
by - June 26, 2017
Kia is taking things a step further with the new Kia Stinger, which they first introduced at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. With the specs given to us by the...
by - June 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries