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Shanghai GM sells its 4 millionth Chevrolet
by Autocar Pro News Desk
Feb 02, 2015

Shanghai GM recently sold its four millionth Chevrolet vehicle. The GM-SAIC joint venture began offering products from GM’s largest global brand in 2005.

Chevrolet reached a million cumulative sales within five years. It hit two million sales in 2012 and three million sales in 2013. Last year, Shanghai GM sold a record 717,007 Chevrolets in China. China remained the brand’s second-largest market after the United States.

Starting with two models, Shanghai GM has expanded its Chevrolet portfolio to 12 model lines featuring 53 variants. Its lineup includes the Sail family car, Cruze mid-range passenger car, Malibu upper-medium sedan, Captiva SUV, Trax urban SUV and Camaro sports car. According to the company, the products have become especially popular among younger car buyers.

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Good news for Chevy and Shanghai GM.
AUTOCARPRO.IN said:
General Motors has 11 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures have the broadest line-up of vehicles and brands among automakers in China and passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, and Wuling brands. In 2014, GM sold more than 3.5 million vehicles in China.
That's interesting. All those brands are known (obviously), but Jiefang. Haven't heard of GM selling this brand before.

Also, though GM sells Wuling products, it's the brand half owned by SAIC? Does GM get to "claim" the brand as it's own?

EDIT: Found some information on this, but it was the first time I've seen it. Also didn't realize that GM had another domestic-Chinese partner outside of SAIC:

Wikipedia said:
FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle (FAW-GM) is a commercial vehicle manufacturing company headquartered in Changchun, China, and a 50:50 joint venture between FAW Group and General Motors. It was founded in 2009 and its activities include the Harbin Light Vehicle factory and FAW Hongta Yunnan Automobile Co Ltd. The plants were named as FAW Harbin Light Duty Vehicle Co., FAW-GM Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Changchun Plant. The company builds Jie Fang pickups and light commercial vehicles, with the possibility of building models for GM to sell under their marques.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAW-GM
 
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