SAIC-GM-Wuling to build microvans in India, Egypt with kits from China

Article by Christian A., on May 3, 2012

The Chinese microvan joint venture of General Motors will commence production at two facilities in Egypt and India with the use of kits imported from China. Specifically, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co. will begin building the C300 microvan in Egypt in July with the knockdown kits transported from the venture's Qingdao facility, according to the venture's executive vice president Karl Slym.

Moreover, the joint venture's facility in India will start producing the CN100 in August with the kits from its Liuzhou factory.  In a presentation delivered in Beijing last week, Slym explained that the action will provide "huge growth" to their export volume.

In China, the CN100 is recognized as the Wuling Hongguang while the C300 is named the Wuling Rongguang. These microvans both seat five people, with C300 being larger than the CN100. SGMW is anticipating exporting at least 20,000 automobiles in 2012 with the two CKD facilities in operation. The estimate is an increase from the 14,000 vehicles that the automaker achieved in 2011, Slym said.

SGMW is based in Liuzhou, which is part of the Guangxi region of southwest China. SAIC Motor Corp. has a share of 50.1% on this venture, while GM has 44%.

The city of Liuzhou has the rest of the 5.9% share. Being the biggest microvan producer in China, SGMW achieved sales of 1.3 million units in 2011, obtaining a 45% share of the domestic microvan segment. The present major export markets of SGMW are Columbia, Egypt, Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: saic, gm, china, india

Comments

Recommended

November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the...
by - November 17, 2017
More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling...
by - November 17, 2017
All is set for Volkswagen’s plans to enter the electric vehicle game, as prompted by the so-called Dieselgate scandal. In fact, the German carmaker has already made a commitment to...
by - November 17, 2017
As BMW has already revealed, the next generation of the BMW M5 (F90) is a four-wheel drive high-performance sedan with overwhelming power output and torque at its disposal. However, it...
by - November 17, 2017
McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The...
by - November 16, 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