"Springo" is fine to be a Chinese-only sub-brand to sell re-badged Chevrolets. It is what it is. Do folks here really want one of the GM Heritage brands resurrected just to be sold in China as a sub-brand? I should hope not...
One thing I noticed in the pictures is that this looks like the new SAE J1772 connector with a DC fast charge option.
The Spark EV is also supposed to have the new DC fast charge connector as well. It will be good to see GM getting some experience with DC charging.
Spark EV is supposed to be launced at the LA show end of this month. I'm looking foward to it.
Last edited by MechEng; 11-14-2012 at 12:34 PM.
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I care not to get into the political bailout arena but you know what? If GM genuinely doesn't care about the good American folks that not only built their company but saved their ass in the end, they can go straight to hell.Alot of people here still think GM "cares" about America and the products GM provides said country,so those people care a great deal about GM and its products. The sad reality is, GM doesn't care about those people or its products look @ the beating the Malibu is taking, for starters.
(Wuling, already being a Chinese brand, and since GM only has a minority stake in it, presumably doesn't need a Chinese sub-brand -- it's ALREADY a Chinese brand, and mostly Chinese-owned!)
Last edited by lio45; 11-14-2012 at 05:05 PM.
When the Chinese throw out all foreign car companies..spring will continue to exist.
Vw has 14 brands and is applauded but an American brand follows suit in China and people on this forum bitch...? Funny but expected I'd gather
The problem people have is that even though VW group has fourteen brands they don't get rid one one and then create a new one. They are still peeved with Olds and Pontiac etc going and don't want new brands in place of them.
Who said to ignore what people want? I sure didn't. Although GM is the best at that... I roll my eyes at yet Another Brand for said product. Brand brand brands..... Blah. Give me a REAL company, a REAL brand. Something with honestly, genuine soul and integrity. Slapping some stupid Springo badge on a car is pathetic. The Chinese government would have to have a gun to my head to force such a stupid thing. Keep It Real folks. I despise Genuine Brand dilution. It was the biggest downfall of "General" motors in the first place. Nothing "Specific", nothing real....So...basically we need to ignore what people are asking for in the largest market in the world.
The day will come when the Chinese realize this as well. And "General" motors will pay the price. Ford will capitalize on it, mark my words.
Sounds like a breakfast cereal.
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Good night and good luck.
I see this being more like if GM where to have created "VOLT" brand cars and seperated them from Chevy-Buick-caddy-opel-Holden and not let the "preconceived"
brand "identity" cloud volt / the the buyers expectations of the VOLT
and less of a GMC VS Chevy truck situation where one is "stealing" direct sales from the other and there for must be positioned / priced equally +
it could also come with a separate marketing - franchising strategy like MINI is to BMW
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